By Jacob Milnestein
Published: May 19, 2013.
Occult detective Ayesha Swanson has made mistakes.
Resigned to a life punctuated by the abnormal, she has become too jaded by a world that was once filled with magic and wonder.
Yet when Ayesha is challenged by a young summoner magician claiming to know the fate of her missing childhood friend, she soon finds herself embroiled in a battle for the fate of the city and the answers of the past.
It's hard to dislike Jason Kenney's Bush43 character. This isn't to say that you won't always *want* to like him but regardless, he continues to win you over despite a desire to ignore him.
At first glimpse, "Bush43" is a superhero story with a comedy gimmick. A man in a novelty Bush43 mask with super strength takes on underachieving criminals and seemingly attracts the worst crop of the super-villain community in his nightly outings. This collection documents those early days in the young hero's adventures.
Yet there is a note of anxiety present here, a note of discontent that suggests a bigger picture for our youthful hero.
Far be it from me to give away the secrets of future collections but this volume of short, lighthearted tales is significant not only for the comedic value of Mister Kenney's work but for where he takes Bush43 next.
Read this collection and enjoy the silliness of all that happens within... but make sure you keep an eye on the fine details as there's a lot more depth to this character than at first you might suspect.