Okay, so this one isn’t science fiction. But its the third new launch issue with a female lead character from Image Comics in September. This would be the first time Image Comics has launched three new comic book series starring women in the same month. Ever.
Welcome to the new ongoing series Oddly Normal by Otis Frampton.
Oddly inherited her pointed ears and emerald hair color from her mother, who hails from a magical land called Fignation, and as you can imagine, this makes fitting in at a school full of mortals challenging to say the least.
On her tenth birthday, feeling misunderstood and alone, Oddly makes a disastrous wish over the candles of her birthday cake and her parents vanish from existence. Now, with the aid of her great aunt, Oddly must travel to Fignation to live under Auntie’s care while the elder witch works to uncover the mystery of their disappearance.
But when Oddly arrives in Fignation, she is enrolled in Menagerie Middle School, a learning institution filled with all manner of pint-sized monstrosities. “Now she is an outcast simply for being ordinary,” explained Frampton. “During her time in this new world, Oddly must contend with the trials and tribulations of being a normal ten year old, but they take unusual and sometimes dangerous forms; bullying by ravenous vampires and werewolves… rivalries with full-blooded witches and broom races through canyons filled with deadly creatures… crushes on one of the most popular boys in the school who just happens to be a member of a super-hero team from Oddly’s favorite comic book.”
For anyone who has ever felt like a little bit of an outsider, ODDLY NORMAL is a coming-of-age story that will enchant readers and inspire the imaginations of even the oldest children at heart. The first issue of ODDLY NORMAL arrives in stores 9/17 and will be available for $2.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JUL140443.