[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”29833″ img_size=”900×341″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]From the creator of Raising Dion, comes a new action-packed and story-driven comic. Ling is a tale about adventure, a talking fox, and a young girl finding herself.
Meet Ling, a high schooler who has become an outcast not only because of birthmarks on her face, but because of her nose for the truth. After exposing wrongdoings by a fellow classmate, Ling has become public enemy number one. High school is hard enough, but when you as ostracized by your peers it becomes even harder. Not to mention Ling’s sister is missing, which has become a trend in her home town. Needless to say, Ling is not in a very happy place at the current moment.
Which, makes it the perfect moment to meet a talking from another dimension named Kitsy. This adorable, but wise-cracking animal makes a strong first impression, and reveals who Ling really is. The question is, will she follow Kitsy to find what kind of girl she wants to be, or will she remain stuck in her own world, where she feels disconnected from everyone?
I always like to start off comic reviews by commenting on the style used in said comic. Which, I love in Ling’s case. The right balance of bright and colorful, along with not becoming overcrowded where you can’t make out what’s happening. I really felt submerged in Ling’s head, hearing her thoughts, and going about her adventure. Ling strives to be someone else, but she knows she can’t be Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, or Supergirl. She has to be herself. It’s something many young teenage girls struggle with and I believe this comic approaches the subject in a positive manner.
Plus, Kitsy is so cute!
Ling runs parallel to Raising Dion, which just released a trailer for the Netflix series, and looks really exciting. Accompanying the comic is roughly a three minute short, which was put together by an all-Asian American team. Including, Randall Park from ‘Always Be My Maybe’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’; voicing Kitsy. This video combines real-life and animation. It’s essentially a condensed version of the comic. Even though it’s an indie short, it was done well enough to keep up the pace of the comic, and show what could be done in an actual series or movie. A story about a girl finding herself and battling bad guys, which hanging out with an inter-dimensional fox is more enjoyable than you’d judge it to be. Plus, I love the commitment to showcasing Asian American talent so that representation is properly conveyed.
Raising Dion hasn’t come out yet, but I really would love a world-building story arc that brings Ling into the fold. With the actress from the short. Make sure you keep an eye out on this fun comic with a big message!
Check out more from LING the new Asian American Superhero by going to lingthecomic.com[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuCYqyHg9E8″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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