Checkmate (2006-) #21

Checkmate (2006-) #21

Mademoiselle Marie’s origin story is tackled in this issue and it’s quite good. I’m really invested in Jo’s journey. The way the Mademoiselle Marie alias came about is interesting. The flashbacks to the original Mademoiselle Marie were great. I didn’t expect to like this character as much as I do when she was first introduced. She was not that captivating at first and seemed very ordinary, like she’d have trouble standing out. I like that Jo and Tommy have been the ones to grab my attention so far.

It’s also crazy that a former member of the Doom Patrol is now the new White Queen of Checkmate.