As a comics fan who believes passionately in diversity, who believes the world needs a lot more superhero stories starring women and other people who are not more straight white dudes, I was excited when I heard about this series, starring two young sisters, one of whom is adopted and of Asian descent. I was even more excited that the series was going straight to graphic novel format and directly into bookstores.
As a fan of Brian Michael Bendis' previous work, I was just as excited to see "Takio" promoted as being in the vein of "Ultimate Spider-Man."
Gloriously, the actual book lived up to my hype on all counts. It's a great origin story with a lot of humor, and the characters are wonderfully drawn, both in the literal sense by Michael Avon Oeming and in the psychological by Mr. Bendis. It's a lot of fun, of the sort that adults and kids can equally enjoy.
This is a fantastic first episode in what I hope shall prove a long-running series, and inspire many more like it.