Comic books. They're the worst, right? Not so much in concept as in execution. Sure, you'd like to read a Superman story, but then you pick one up and find Lois has outed his secret identity to the world and he's living in a flophouse and wearing jeans and for crying out loud DC WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS.
Bandette is the tale of a master thief who commits outlandish heists in the name of joie de vivre, usually at the expense of terrible people.
She also assists the police with difficult cases, which brings her into conflict with any number of criminal organizations, hired killers, and other assorted bad guys.
Not to worry; Bandette has a network of agents to assist her, largely comprised of street urchins, ballerinas and small, adorable animals.
The book feels like a cross between Catwoman and Amélie, set in a world that operates on its own crackbrained logic, but is still easy to believe in. The combination of Tobin's elaborate turns of phrase and Coover's elegant, cartoony art makes Bandette hard to resist.
It's also value for money; each full sized issue is 99 cents on Comixology, and as of this writing, the first issue is available for the low, low price of free. There are also print editions if you must have them. So quit reading about Batman's latest moment of angst and check out Bandette!