She’s back! Nah, THEY are back. If you were like me, then you’ve likely never heard of Jill Trent Science Sleuth or her amazing partner Daisy Smythe. The comic was active from 1943 to 1948, a time before superheroes were everything. Jill Trent is a highly educated woman, solving crimes and creating out of this world inventions with her science knowledge. Daisy Smythe, not just her partner in solving crime, but her partner in life is right by her side as the adventures unfold. Both these women are amazing in their own way and leave the reader captivated.
While Superheroes are awesome, its refreshing to see women who are not given special powers, save the day through good old science and logic. In Jill Trent Science Sleuth Issue One, brought to us by Super Dames comics, we are taken on five incredible cases:
Science, Like Love Written and edited by D.M Higgins / Art by Rafael Magat
The Horror of The Huge Hamsters! Written by Charley Macorn / Art by Matthew R. McDaniel/ Colors by Spenser Morris / Letters by A.L. Onfroi
The Mystery Of the Manifest Volcano! Written by Adam Rowe / Art by Kyle Roberts / Colors by A.L. Onfroi
Hearts of Steel Written by N.J. Coyle / Art by Ryan Incandenza
The Sinister Smokescreen! Written by Jacqueline Ching / Art by Michael R. Hall / Colors by Frank Barbara / Letters by Declan Fitz
My favorite stories were The Mystery of the Manifest Volcano!, Hearts of Steel, and The Sinister Smokescreen!. These stories were full of life and energy, really making the characters pop off the page.
I have to say one of the most beautiful things about this comic, is that each story the characters of Jill Trent and Daisy Smythe are redrawn into different appearances. Meet the many faces and style of this crime solving duo.
The reason behind the different characters is to show that anyone can be Jill and Daisy. Which is a wonderful message to be sending to young kids everywhere. Let’s just say if I was a parent of a young girl, I would be buying up every issue for her.
Jill Trent Super Sleuth is available now from SuperDamesComics.com.