(I received an advanced copy of Helen Killer #2 in case I wanted to review to it. Thanks Spacedog. I love your logo.)
The first panel is a splash page showing Helen kicking someone in the head so hard his head flies off. That's certainly a strong start. As I read the issue, I thought the writing was a little unnatural, and found the scene changes disorienting. But the issue ended on a cliffhanger, and I found myself immediately rereading the issue. All in all, I'd give it a thumbs up.
I've previously mentioned the story concept - - if this sounds good to you, you won't be disappointed by the comic:
Blind and deaf since contracting a fever at the age of two, Helen was eventually taught to communicate by Anne Sullivan. She was accepted to Radcliffe University (now a part of Harvard) in 1900. When we pick up our story, Helen is a sophomore in college, enjoying the rigors of University life and her budding fame as a lecturer and author.
What the public doesn't know is that she has secretly agreed to test a device developed by her lifelong friend and mentor Alexander Graham Bell, which allows the blind and deaf to see and hear. The device is a success, however along with restoring Helen's lost senses, when the device is active she is endowed with superhuman strength and agility. In addition, she can see into a man's soul and determine if he intends to commit violence. When her abilities come to the attention of the secret service, Helen is enlisted by the Secret Service to protect President McKinley from assassination by Anarchists. Fearless and patriotic, Helen quickly signs on for the mission.
But the true danger may come from within Helen herself. The black secret of the Omnicle is while it does grant Helen with amazing powers, it also increases her rage and violent tendencies. If unchecked, Helen could become a danger to those around her. Her struggle to maintain control is at the heart of her journey. With or without her enhanced powers, Helen is an amazing young woman, beautiful, intelligent, brave and funny.
*By the way, don't search for Helen Killer images with Google. One of the top results is quite disturbing.