Princess Ugg 1 (June 2014)

Princess Ugg #1

If the first issue is any indication, Princess Ugg is going to be a rip-roaring good time. It’s kind of like a fish out of water story, only maybe a more appropriate description would be a (good-hearted) piranha in the goldfish tank story.

One Princess Ülga–not sure where the title Ugg comes from yet–makes some decisions against the normal way of her people. She’s kind of viking, but tougher. She decides she wants to go get proper princess schooling outside her mountain kingdom. At some kind of royal academy. Ted Naifeh doesn’t really specify yet, because he’s having way too much fun.

The comic works because Naifeh isn’t going the humor route, at least not as how Ülga sees it. She wants this education to further her understanding of the world, to better serve her people. He gets all of that sentiment in quickly. Naifeh knows how to pace.

Ugg rocks.

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CREDITS

Down the Mountain; writer and artist, Ted Naifeh; colorist and letterer, Warren Wucinich; editors, Robin Herrera and Jill Beaton; publisher, Oni Press.

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