I’m going to start this post with a question: Can a story that starts with the lines, “Pig. Cat. We move as one.” be anything but excellent?
What if I told you that it’s basically Tigra being Garth Ennis’ Punisher?
He wrote a story about Punisher tracking down and slaying sex traffickers. That’s what Tigra does here, only without the killing part.
And the leader of the slavers is named Blowfly because, I mean, what better name for someone who goes through the Australian jungles looking for aboriginals to kidnap and sell to rich Sultans?
And his gang look like a bunch of guys cosplaying BDSM stereotypes. The story is just Tigra stalking these characters in the wild. Which is to say, I loved it.
Except for the fact that (a) she fails to stop them and (b) gets sold as a sex slave herself (she escapes though), furthering her portrayal as a sex object.
But then again, this story was billed as a reintroduction to the character of Tigra, not a reinvention of her.