RICH REVIEWS: Mata Hari # 1
Title: Mata Hari # 1
Publisher: Darkhorse Comics
Writer: Emma Beeby
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Colorist: Pat Masioni
Cover: Ariela Kristantina
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: We start off with Mata Hari in prison. She stands proud. Than we go back four years to 1913. We keep going back in time seeing different aspects of Mata Hari’s life.
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle-Maclead is Mata Hari’s real name. We see her trial begin.
Mata Hari is treated like a criminal, as one of the lowest of the low. As a whore who used her body to get what she wanted. Is this what really happened? Here Mata Hari recounts what her life was like and what really happened from her point of view.
She does not think she did anything wrong. In this issue it is up to the reader to decide and future issues.
The art does show off the era wonderfully. There is no action and the drama just starts to build up a little.
Mata Hari here is brought across as a human woman that is going to stand up for herself.