In a world with salvage monsters, it takes a brave person to hunt them down. For Kate Strand, monster hunting isn’t just for protecting the innocent, it’s to prove that she’s the best. Shaking off her previous life, Kate starts her career as a foul mouth, sword-wielding, hero in Los Angeles. The area is crawling with creatures that terrorize and people that need saving. Going by Calamity Kate, Kate starts taking every monster she can come across. However, Kate isn’t the only hunter in La-La Land. Every hunter will be gunning to take down bigger and deadly monsters, trying to make for themselves. But Kate has her eyes on a bigger prize: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore. If Kate managed to take them down, she will forever be known as the best hunter ever.
A broken heart can make a person do crazy things. Some people drink their pain away or eat until they get sick. And sometimes, it’ll make someone go on a mission to hunt monsters. Kate Strand dives head first into a new passion to fight the freakish creatures that have tormented the world. Crashing at her best friend Vera’s house, Kate far from the clean guest. Kate’s dangerous profession lets her keep some bloody souvenirs. If Vera’s trouble raising her young daughter as a single mother was difficult, now she’s got a new roommate that leaves more than dirty dishes in the sink. Kate might be out saving the world, but she’s unaware of her mess at Vera’s home.
Calamity Kate creative team Magdalene Visaggio, Corin Howell and Valentina Pinto deliver an exhilarating story of a heroine slashing down fearsome beasts while working on a few personal issues. Kate is a is like a punk rocker star with a careless attitude and a spikey leather jacket. Kate finds comfort in the spotlight as Calamity Kate, building up her reputation with each successful battle. Corin Howell and Valentina Pinto wonderfully show off Kate’s prowess as a hunter and a messy house guest. Howell draws some great expressive work as Kate channels her inner warrior spirit and hilariously convents Vera ‘s frustration. Calamity Kate #1 is a great introduction to a fun story, setting up a grand adventure that will put Kate against fierce foes, a powerful rival and maybe some better cleaning habits.