Princess Ugg 4 (September 2014)

Princess Ugg #4

Somehow Naifeh manages to get through all of Ugg's problems to get the comic to a good spot for the finish. He's still on the horse–sorry, unicorn–where Ülga is helping her hideous mean girl roommate get ready for a house competition.

Ülga has the awesome mentor guy for support, but then she has some awfully mean teachers as well. Naifeh has this problem of creating a fantasy school for princesses visually and technologically set in the Middle Ages but socially far more modern and having a mean teacher creates a disconnect. He spent so much time setting up the reality of Ülga's people and nowhere near enough setting up the reality of the other princesses and their respective kingdoms.

He also lays out a couple coming plot lines–romance and war. Presumably they'll do better than bonding over horses, because he still doesn't redeem the nemesis.

But it's a steadier read.

CREDITS

Writer and artist, Ted Naifeh; colorists, Warren Wucinich and Naifeh; letterer, Wucinich; editors, Robin Herrera and Jill Beaton; publisher, Oni Press.

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