Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin is a collection of comics by Sarah Graley that give us an adorably illustrated view of her everyday life. Originally, all these comics were posted on her website Our Super Adventure weekly on Mondays between 2013 and 2015. Now with the help of Oni Press, she is able to compile these into a collection that she likes to call her “Diary Comic.” We get to meet her boyfriend Stef and her four fantastic cats in this adventure that is her life.
This collection of comics is so relatable. It shows some of the everyday struggles that many of us face every single day. Sometimes things don’t go our way or the smallest of inconveniences can get to us. It is not the best feeling, but it sure does help to know we are not the only one going through it. I see a lot of my everyday problems in Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin and I am sure you will too. It gives us a way to escape from our worries while reminding us that we can get through it and have a laugh too.
Sarah & Stef Give Us Butterflies!
In a relationship, you hope to find yourself with someone who can be your best friend. Stef is equal parts of a romantic partner and a best friend. We see the two crack jokes, share sweet moments, make each other smile and everything in between.
Their relationship is everything we hope for a relationship to be. As you go through Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin, their interactions will lift your spirits. Stef is always there for Sarah and never fails to cheer her up or say the right thing. They definitely leave us with a warm feeling that people out there can be like them.
Our Super Adventure: Press Start To Begin Has Cats!
If there’s anything you know about having a pet, you will love them no matter what. Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin includes four loveable felines: Wilson, Pickle, Pesto, and Toby. Now, these four cats appear throughout the majority of the comics.
Sometimes they are the center of attention of the comic. However, other times they are just hanging out in the background as their cute selves. These adorable cats add an extra layer of enjoyment to our time spent going through the collection of comics.
The Lettering & Artwork Brings A Layer of Openness
Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin is not a typical comic and neither is their artwork and lettering. Their artwork and lettering are consistent with her style of story where everything is not sharply measured, but instead, we get a humble and relatable aesthetic. Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin is a more inviting and intimate collection of comics because that is what we get from Sarah. She is not just giving us hilarious moments and sweet exchanges that she pulled out of thin air.
These are hilarious moments and sweet exchanges that have happened to her. She is letting her audience step into her life and see what goes on. The artwork may not ecompass perfection, but that is the sort of comic it is. These imperfections help bridge the gap between Sarah and her readers. She does not draw herself, Stef, her cats or her friends to be anything they are not. She gives us an honest representation that the reader can come to appreciate.
Our Super Adventure: Press Start To Begin Is Worth Checking Out
All in all, this comic will be a pleasurable read. It is not something that you have to read from cover to cover in one sitting, but it is worth checking out and reading a few entries here and there. The characters definitely feel genuine and you can find yourself in them. Make sure to check it out when it comes out on March 27th, 2019.