Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Robinson and Paul Smith's Leave it to Chance was one of my favorite new series to come out in the past few decades. It had it all, engaging characters, cool story lines and gorgeous artwork. It also had a strong young female lead, something that comics need a lot more of. Chance Falconer is the daughter of a powerful mage and gets into all sorts of adventures while trying to prove that she is worthy of following in his footsteps. When it came time to introduce my nieces to the world of comic books, this was the character I decided to show them first. I don't think it flew off the shelves and that is unfortunate because I was really hoping to see some more tales featuring Chance and her pet dragon. Still, it was critically acclaimed and I hope someday that Robinson and Smith decide to return to the property. It's also perfectly suited for film or animation, so maybe it could find more success in another medium.