|Reviews for Ballin' Pranksters Classics (Original Series) - Issue 2|
| Ways chapter 6 . 11/23/2021
I'm finding that Charlotte is easily one of the most interesting characters out of this cast with the emotional depth you're giving her. She's clearly been through quite a bit and I'm curious as to all of that.
Everything here was just played really well with a lot of emotion. The flashback was sweet and wistful and the dismissiveness of her mother was played really well. Even Wayne was a real player here that I greatly appreciated.
| Ways chapter 5 . 11/22/2021
Pretty great chapter.
I greatly enjoyed this first fight. I enjoyed the use of all sorts of gadgets and everyday items to beat the bad guys, that was a lot of fun and definitely sets it apart from Night Shadow.
Seeing the kids being young and inexperienced through all of this, most notably Gregory and his own fears was especially a treat.
And of course, the ending with the slight conflict over whether or not to become heroes was nice.
Can't wait to see what unfolds with the next one!
| Ways chapter 4 . 11/22/2021
Good work here. It was a lot of fun watching the kids have fun with the new costumes and all of that jazz.
The character moment for Gregory standing up for himself really boosted the friendship that the gang has and just did a lot of good for his character. Actually, I really enjoy just all the good this very casual and fun setting did for the friendship.
And the prank at the end was great.
I do look forward to more!
| Ways chapter 3 . 11/21/2021
Mostly a good chapter which I enjoyed. I felt that the tone could be a bit all over the place here, but otherwise I thought it was fine.
In the beginning I also kinda felt Michelle's apology was a little half assed but they're also kids and kids do dumb things. But you had me surprised when they didn't actually take it. Sure, Charlotte intervened but even with her personal biases aside, she had a very solid point. It pleasantly surprised me that you decided to go that direction.
Additionally, the stuff with Charlotte's mom is fun and I like learning more about both her and the family.
All in all, good stuff and I can't wait for more.
| Ways chapter 2 . 11/18/2021
Okay, I very much enjoyed the layout of this chapter. It's a very classic way to just go with the whole were having some sort of unrelated thing only for the bad stuff to come in and rinse and repeat, but it was pulled off well here. I greatly enjoyed watching the characters continue to deal with Pranker's log interference.
And I'm enjoying the responses to these with the emotions ranging in all sorts of ways from different types of students. It'd have been easy to just make them all mad or sad but having a range of emotions and responses here is a great character choice that shows a lot for each of them.
I had fun with this one.
| Ways chapter 1 . 11/18/2021
Good start here. I appreciate things starting off immediately where the last one left off. Good continuity there.
It's a good start with the kids in a bit of hot water and I'm looking as to how things will go. Good work.
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 6 . 3/31/2021
Ending once again on an emotional chapter, this here show out more on Charlotte's vulnerable show beneath the arrogance she puts on. The scene where she looks at a past picture and reflects back on her childhood is a huge tearjerker.
Judging from what she saw from her parents' fight. I'm starting to get ideas of what is going on, but if she and her mother are living in a fancy mansion, then it couldn't be possible there was a divorce. There was an affair but all I could think of that it impact both Charlotte and Eartha badly.
The fact that Charlotte and Michelle used to be friends and have a huge friend group in the past is upsetting as look at them now. Now they don't hang around as usual, all separate. And the two girls don't know how to be kind to each other.
Charlotte trying to reach to Eartha is probably more heartbreaking. Even though she wants to talk with her mother, Charlotte doesn't want to make Eartha upset and allow her to try to achieve greatness. Wayne is right about the two needing to talk to each other. Charlotte needs to have the bravery to speak up, but it's already too late for her or Michelle...or is it?
The reveal: 'PERSONAL JOURNAL'. And Charlotte doesn't know what it it or even look at it. While it is in her hands, I'm starting to think that the real person doing this is trying to make Michelle's and Charlotte's lives miserable and make them realise that none of them are above each other.
This is such a beautiful and poignant chapter. It shows that while Charlotte is a bitch, she feels upset about her broken friendships and dysfunctional family. Can't wait to see what will happen next!
Keep on rocking!
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 5 . 3/29/2021
For some reason, this reminds me on that one scene from Shazam. Going to a food place while still wearing superhero outfits, two robbers attacked and then booted out of the window. Except that the fight was extended. Awesome!
I'm surprised that those three can fight, even without their weapons. Especially Gregory who managed to knock one of the thugs out! Sick!
And oh, Eartha saw this. I have a feeling that she is going to stalk the trio for the rest of her life.
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 4 . 3/27/2021
OK. So here we have the new Ballin' Pranksters! Michelle must be really resourceful as she has enough materials to create weapons and outfits. Not bad for vigilantes. The first presentation of her idea is funny with music playing in the background and
Gregory has a good point of not joining Michelle's team, but Michelle has a good point that he can't just continue to be a doormat. And he probably needs to learn how to defend himself, especially with Charlotte still ogling over him.
I like the snake and spider inventions. They really give Susan a hell of a time! The bouncing springs are a common invention, but they are pretty fun to use. Others including the lime pie launcher and the crocodile invention got me curious, but they are effective.
Points for Susan nearly saying the F word!
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 3 . 3/27/2021
OK. Michelle tried to apologize, but Charlotte steps in. Just seeing how the two are trying to make themselves look like the right girl to turn to is kind of upsetting. While the five victims do question, they have to see how Michelle and Charlotte hate each other severely. Hopefully, they don't go into conclusion already.
And Eartha doesn't seem to be having a healthy relationship with Charlotte. The two of them seem to want to hang out, but they kept thinking that they are better on their own. This becomes sadder when they do other things they want. Wayne is right. They should incubate.
The fight between Michelle's parents are still pretty intense and now onto petty things. And that mean old lady Susan is still rude to everyone, including Dakota.
So far, this chapter is a pretty emotional and more somber one that focus more on Michelle's and Charlotte's struggles. I think Wayne's and Dakota's words will sink in very soon, but at a climatic time.
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 2 . 3/26/2021
Let me sum up the whole story Eartha made up. Showing a footage of a celebrity drowning a dog? Disturbing. The celebrity revealing that the footage was edited? Shocking. Eartha being forced to the live television that she actually took a clip and repeating it to make him look bad? Hilarious.
Best 'Cross the Line Twice' trope and it's even better when this is all presented on EVERYONE's televisions. That news reporter should really stop trying and get used to be boring headlines. She is just making herself look awful.
The journal disaster still drags on and Michelle has to see how bad she is as a student. What matters is to find her journal before more disasters occur though I feel like another thing she has to do is to try to make up her mistakes. The school isn't going to be kind to her if she tries to run from it.
| CH3AHC4AFT chapter 1 . 3/25/2021
Alright! We are back again! It's an interesting way to start with looking through Charlotte's POV. I knew she isn't aware of why Michelle was running...but she is still going back to her old habits. I guess bullies never keep things down after an emotional episode.
Holy shit. Mack just came in but thank the teacher for calming him and Michelle. Though with what the teacher said, it becomes sad and horrifying to think that the school is trying so hard to offer students a pleasant school life when they just go out of their way and come up with ideas of severely punishing students. Kudos to showing a bit of a harsh way of school life.
And the topic in class of being persuasive, I think that is going to be a major theme. With Michelle and Charlotte hating each other, it's going to take a lot for the two of them to get along. And let's not forget what the latter needs to do if she wants to properly tell the former about something.
Proper English, Mack. We are in caveman age anymore.
Good chapter, but this is just the beginning.