At the police station Irma meets a strange man named Jewell,
calling her "Queen of the water". He tells her she's the only one who can help
him. Next to that he tells something about the future of her friends. When Irma
wants to give good advice about that, but her awkwardness results to the anger
of Cornelia and Will towards her.
Thanks to a book Jewell left at Irma's the
girls discover that Jewell is a water's shade, who has taken the appearance of
fisherman Benjamin Crane. Jewell is being persecuted for his foretelling
capabilities by a criminal who wants to exploit him for his traffics.
girls are just in time as Zibosky is about to finish Jewell off. Irma restores
Jewell's original state.
Meanwhile Maria Medina and Joel McTiennan had a talk
with colleague Raphael Sylla, who traced the girls by the happenings on Green
Bay. This Sylla arrives at the Sheffield Institute as the new informatics
teacher. And from the first day he stays close upon the girls' heels!
It's clear enough Irma's the protagonist here. The family relationship with her
and Anna Bannister gets clear now. Moreover the story is characterized by severe
Sylla can become very dangerous! He already has seen far too much.
And when Sylla's around, Cornelia suffers from strange feelings. Hopefully she
It's crowded with mistakes and differences! To start
with Maria Medina who talks about Elyon Brown in picture 25.7.1. But in
issue 10 Elyon's name was Portrait! The reason for this is the translation: at
that time Guido Matena preferred the name Portrait, and Marja van de Nes prefers
the name Brown. Personally I agree with her.
In picture 25.40.1 Irma
says something which doesn't match with the course of time. She says she
recognizes a man from the police station she saw the day before. But in the
meantime two days have passed!
When an accomplice of Zibosky rushes out of the interrogation room Rose manages
to restrain him. When he's lying on the floor he wears an earring which wasn't
Irma appears with one earring in her left ear and two in the
right one (picture 25.1.3). Then the one in the left ear has disappeared,
and sometimes there is only one ring to see in the right ear.
On her turn
Maria Medina has no eardrops in, but in picture 25.8.1 she has one in her
Irma is wearing a sweater without a picture, but during her quarrel with Anna
there's suddenly a picture on it!
In picture 25.35.1 "Jewell" is
misspelled as "Juwell".
The frame texts of the pictures 25.43.2
and 25.43.3 are changed between each other.
safety belt accidentally has the same colour of her jacket.
Principal Knickerbocker announces the Sheffield Institute has
been selected for the yearly student exchange programme. The best students may
go to the Redstone College for three weeks. Meanwhile Thomas Vandom has mean
plans in prospect. When he tells Will he never will return to her and Susan she
feels deeply embarrassed. This turns out worse when she accidentally witnesses
him blackmailing her mother. Susan has to choose: paying a scandalous amount of
money or losing Will to Thomas.
Both with Taranee Will asks Kadma for
information about her father. Irma, Cornelia and Hay Lin take private
investigator Harvey Slimerick, who was hired by Thomas, for their account. But
the results are poor. Kadma "can't" help, and at Slimerick's no photo's or
negatives are found.
The next day the surprise is big when Thomas draws back.
When Susan and Will
are about to celebrate this a disaster happens... Dormouse slips out of Will's
hands, runs outside onto the street and bumps into a car. Seriously wounded he
is brought at grandpa Olsen's pet shop. But he can't save Dormouse anymore and
has to pass him away...
It's unfair what happens to Will in this issue.
First she loses all hopes of a reunion of the family, and just when it turns out
to be a good ending she looses her beloved dormouse too. Anyway, Matt comes
closer to her.
Beyond all this misery there still is something to laugh
about. The miserable engineering of door-keeper Gideon gives principal
Knickerbocker a black face and a bad temper. Still Cornelia and Irma can stay
being funny about it. Hay Lin too gives her credit. Uriah named her "miss
ironmongery", she calls him "soap-suds brain" in return.
26.24.2: The artist has given some extra attention to the girls' clothes, which turned out very well.
Now for the mistakes. On picture
26.3.1 Hay Lin has the strap of her bag over the left shoulder, in
picture 26.3.4 it hangs over the right shoulder.
Gideon's shirt is
closed at the right in picture 26.3.5, in picture 26.5.2 it's
closed at the left. It seems the same happens to Thomas. Watch the pictures
26.7.4 and 26.7.6.
During teletransportation Will wears a ring
on the right index finger (26.25.2 and 26.42.1), but Taranee (26.37.2)
doesn't seem to need that. Further on Will doesn't wear that ring. Every
now and then Will has a piercing in her left ear too.
26.55.1: When Susan closes the front door the strap of her bag is on the
left shoulder. But when she ran outside right behind Will it's on her right
26.55.3: The pattern on Will's skirt is gone.
Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin are selected to go to Redstone.
By this the Witch group will be split up for three weeks. Intervention by the
minister makes it possible for Sylla to go along, and a number of teachers don't
like that at all.
At Lilian's birthday party Taranees spectacles fall and
break; she discovers she has a sharp view without them. In Kandrakar the oracle
tells her it's a gift from Xin Jing. Taranee rebels and doesn't want to be a
subject to the will of Kandrakar any longer. She decides to leave the group for
a while. When the girls are called back later she doesn't go along with the
The oracle explains the threat of Ari, the ruler of Arkhanta, and the
girls should act when needed. Meanwhile a new figure watches them from behind
the pillars; it's Orube, the student of Luba, and she hasn't high thoughts about
The next day an airplane moves Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin
930 miles from home.
In this issue we find a lot of emotions: excitement, pleasure, sadness, anger,
love, joy and frustration. Lilian's party is full with a band of joyful rascals,
and panic strikes when mr. Horseberg starts an unexpected oral test.
Unexpected oral tests are the nightmare of students. That's for sure on page
27.34. But there's more going on: take a good look at the students in
front of the classroom.
27.22.2: Something weird is happening with Irma's clothes: the places
where it is supposed to be green is flesh-coloured, and the places which should
be flesh-coloured are purple!
Picture 27.28.3 and 5: The mask in Taranees room has suddenly two
feathers more attached to it.
Picture 27.34.2: Many things go wrong with the patterns on Irma's sleeves
from page 27.42 to picture 27.45.5. On most pictures the patterns
are disappeared completely!
Picture 27.37.5: We can be sure saying that Orube is introduced to us on
page 27.39. But when she is the left silhouette on page 27.37 too,
a problem occurs. In that case she stands on a spot right on the opposite of the
one we see her on page 27.39.
Pictures 27.47.4 and 5: Uriah sees his mean plans of selling the stolen
tickets and squandering the money ending to a fiasco. On page 27.27 his
sleeves had no stripes yet, but on pages 27.47 and 48 we see five
pictures with just one stripe on one sleeve, which moves from the right sleeve
to the left. After that both sleeves are without stripes again.
28: So close and yet so far
Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin arrive in Port Nelson. At the
Redstone College they share a room which is really appreciated.
The next day
the Oracle calls for the girls: Ari, disappointed about the Oracle refusing to
heal his autistic son Maqui, wants to destroy Kandrakar with the powers of the
banshee Yua, who is imprisoned by him. It is the girl's task to give him a last
chance to relinquish his plans.
With Taranee in retraite a new one is
introduced into the group: Orube, a warrior who once was a student of Luba. Once
in Ari's Red Castle they discover how bad their preparations are. Ari is
unwilling to listen and Orube's way of acting is detrimental to the unity within
the group. In a second try to reach Ari they are forced to retreat.
Kandrakar the Oracle demands Will and Irma to teach Orube to understand life on
Again a nice story and good drawings. The scene with Olymar and
his companion are typical to Ari's situation. Irma's undeliberate shower,
principal Knickerbocker's deafening snoring and the faces of Will and Irma
watching Orube knibbling from banknotes are good for a laugh.
Usually grace is to be found on Cornelia, but now we see it on Irma for a
Picture 28.26.1: It's clear the artist doesn't know how
Cornelia's skirt really looks like. The curl stands the wrong way and the slit
is at the right! Only in picture 28.42.3 the curl is correct.
Picture 28.21.6: In some pictures you see Irma's sleeves ending the same
way as Cornelia's.
In picture 28.37.3 Will has lost her wings, and the slit in Cornelia's
skirt is gone. And it seems Cornelia has lost her wings too every here and there.
In picture 28.19.1 Irma has lost her wings as well and Hay
Lin is missing. On her turn Hay Lin lost her wings on pages 28.31 and
28.32. And someone taking attention to it sees the wings continuously
have three or four membranes.
Picture 28.39.5: The colours of Irma's
top and skirt are mistaken with each other.
29: The lesser evil
Orube has moved into the house of mrs. Rudolph and named as
Rebecca Rudolph she makes the first steps in the daily life on Earth. At
Redstone College Martin's on the run from a girl, and Cornelia meets the
nuisance Rick Fortwort.
The Oracle demands the girls to go to Ari again to
ask him to drop his plans. They blend in with the residents of Urdath and help
to mash grapes (that's for making wine, Irma!). A tornado closes into the
village. Orube doesn't accompany the others in stopping it, which causes the
village turned into ruins.
After their return Orube realizes her mistake, and
Cornelia finds herself confronted with a superabun- dant gesture from an adorer.
We see Cornelia proving her skills with Rick's frisbee.
it's amazing that the artist draws the slit of Cornelia's skirt on the wrong
side! In issues 17 and 25 it all went well!
Talking about Cornelia: it seems
she still loves Caleb and judges all Earth boys as idiots. Would she ever become
satisfied with someone?
Eating with a spoon seems to be new to Orube; In either case Cornelia is
irritated by the sight of it.
29.21.6: Usually front doors open inwards. But this door opens outwards
and inwards by turns!
29.38.2: The collar of Will's Guardian's
dress has disappeared!
29.41.6: When Orube is standing in the
doorway asking the Guardian's attention to the closing tornado she doesn't wear
her habit. But in picture 29.42.2 she wears it again!
29.48.4 and 5: First Will holds the top in her right hand, then in her
left hand. The next picture she holds the toy in her right hand again!
Talking about the spin: in pictures 29.48.5 and 29.49.1 it goes
wrong with its colours. Picture 29.34.3 (left) shows it as it should be.
30: The chamber of tempests
Orube thinks about the past when Will and Irma visit her to
invite her for a stroll downtown. There she's confronted with the phenomenon of
shopping and the working of theft prevention systems.
In Redstone Taranee,
Cornelia and Hay Lin suspect the teacher Sylla from stalking them.
Guardians and Orube are called for duty, and they are sent right away to
Arkhanta. There they get ambushed; Orube becomes separated, falling into the
grasp of Yua. After a short fight Yua manages to take possession of Orube's body.
When the others find her they take her to Kandrakar, where Yua starts an assault
on the Oracle. Will, Irma, Cornelia and Hay Lin can banish Yua right in time.
On Redstone Taranee discovers the true identity of Sylla. Sylla strikes back and
puts Taranee under pressure: in her rage she uses her powers against him!
Problems are piling up: Sylla stalking the girls, a suspicious neighbour peeping
Orube, two another rebellious Astral Drops and an enemy still being undefeated.
It's an interesting stage in the story.
In Ari's little story the Guardians
are depicted as cute little pixies. Funny is the scene in which they are caged
both with the Oracle who's pleeing for mercy and freedom. The fool apparently
doesn't realize he can just fly off on his little cloud between the bars. The
Guardians don't even think about escaping; the cage is quite cosy to them.
Just like in the issues number 28 and 29 it goes wrong with Cornelia's skirt
from time to time. Besides a few colour mistakes the curl keeps being correct
30.8.6: With pixie Cornelia it goes wrong just for
once: she has bare arms. The missing curl is irrelevant in this part.
30.4.4: They are Luba's hands and sleeves, but the colour is from Orube's
30.12.1: The artist strikes us with a joke: watch the
worn-out face above the tryout table in the beauty section.
30.42.1: Read Taranees family name carefully! You may read the name
'COOK', but it isn't!
Picture 30.6.3: the texts in the vignettes
Pictures 30.16.1, 30.16.5, 30.18.2, 30.18.3:
Orube carries her sword on the back, but she doesn't have a strap!
31: The voice of silence
The girls' secrets are unveiled, but Sylla's real identity
too! This mutual secrecy makes that nothing stands in the girls' way from
thwarting him. Taranee puts aside her quarrel with the Oracle and joins the
group again. And now they take the initiative to their own!
Oracle's knowledge they start a new offensive in Arkhanta. On their way to
release Yua they meet Maqui. To their surprise he sees the invisible Guardians
and runs away in panic... almost literally into the arms of his largest threat:
Yua! Irma is the only one who can take him out of her grasp. Yua calls for Ari,
and her lies force the Guardians to retreat again.
On Redstone the time of
departure has come. And such a miracle! Right before checking in Cornelia gets
back her lost luggage!
What's more threatening: getting defeated by Yua
or sent to oblivion by the government? I believe the last. Because the word has
been spoken: Operation Termination (&&&#@@*%$$#! It RHYMES!) will
A new explanation about the origin of crop circles has also
This time there are just a few mistakes.
31.16.5 Sylla sees Cornelia running by in his mirror, and obviously she
will pass the back of the car. But in picture 31.16.6 she runs in the
Picture 31.39.4: There is something strange with Cornelia's skirt.
Picture 31.40.4: The curls in Irma's top went to her skirt.
Picture 31.52.7: Though she doesn't need them, Taranees spectacles
At page 31.46 the texts in the vignettes of Will and
Irma are on the wrong places. Hopefully this will be corrected in collection
comic number 7 (31 to 35).
Picture 31.51.3: there's a lot in this picture to find!
Will has no stripes on the legs, Taranees leg is wrong and Cornelia has lost her
left leg! And Hay Lin has in picture 31.46.2 the right sock over the hip!
32: Behind the mask
Back in Heatherfield Taranee discovers that Nigel prefers to
evade her. It seems her mother knows the reason of it.
Beyond their knowledge
the girls are stalked and being tapped. Sylla gets fired at the Sheffield
Institute, and does also hear the news his part in Interpol seems to come to an
end. His place is taken over by a dangerous man.
The girls understand that
Sylla will meet his boss during the opening of the new amphitheater. But when
they're in, Sylla isn't there! But there are his boss Brooke, the dangerous
mister Riddle and a couple of agents.
In their try to escape Will gets
trapped. The others see her being kidnapped by the Interpol agents with a
helicopter. When they find themselves being surrounded by special units, the
real Will appears, and she paralyses the enemies.
Interpol-headquarters the research on Will's Astral Drop gets interrupted by a
raid of Sylla, having Medina and McTiennan with him. But the situation goes out
of hand completely, after which the Oracle decides to intervene. He erases the
memory of all except for that of Will's Astral Drop, who turns back to
Great! The enemies take all they have, ending into a miserable failure, and even
forget the complete history about the girls. But I've seen this coming. It was
just a matter of time before everything became totally out of control.
fact that Cornelia's father is a bank director made it easy for mr. Brooke to
send a royal amount of invitation cards to get the girls trapped.
really great to see Riddle realizing his powers are NOTHING to those of the
girls, seeing Taranees fiery beam crashing into a pillar.
Time for the
32.4.6 en 32.6.6: initially Maria Medina has no ear-drops in, but
later she does! The same happened in
In pictures 32.8.1 and 32.9.5 we see various mistakes:
- Hay Lin's socks are knee-high first, after that she has tights.
- Hay Lin loses her ropes necklace.
- First the clock is standing at the left
of the couch: after that it stands at the right from it.
In picture 32.23.2 you see how the corner of the wall looks like. But
when McTiennan spies on Will and Cornelia and sees them disappear, the corner of
the wall looks different! (32.23.5).
Pictures 32.55.1 en 32.55.3: McTiennan and Riddle both have their
weapons in their right hand. But when the guns dissolve into nothing, Riddle
holds his gun in his left hand!
33: The largest gift
The girls get the task to release Yua. When they arrive they
meet a well-prepared Ari, wearing a magic armour making him invincible. Taranee,
Hay Lin and Orube get trapped and are forced to do the job against him. Will
discovers Yua won't co-operate in getting released at all.
Astral Drops are tired of being used by their mistresses, and they decide to
practice all of the things which are a parents' nightmare!
Taranee and Hay
Lin manage to bring Ari to the floor. Will, Irma and Cornelia join themselves to
When Yua has been released she makes use of the opportunity to
leave with Maqui as well as all her magic with which all Ari's properties are
established. Ari and the witches get after her. After defeating the other
banshees Ari makes the last desperate move against Yua, who drops Maqui down.
The boy is dying and only the gift of Xin Jing can save his life. And there's
more: he finally talks!
After this happy ending the girls return home. There
the Astral Drops have left some traces, and they have a plan too!
The Arkhanta saga has ended here. Now the Astral Drops are left, ready to send
the most horrible things into their lifes!
Just a few mistakes are
In picture 33.22.3Taranee's cheek line
In picture 33.24.1 Wills shoulder has been forgotten
during the colouring. Also a wing of Cornelia has been overlooked.
When Tom Lair leaves Irma's bedroom (picture 33.34.4) there's no chair to
find. In the next picture suddenly there is!
34: The scent of freedom
A friend of Susan gets operated on her tonsils, and Susan
gets off to Fadden Hills to babysit. Wills Astral Drop takes this opportunity to
pass herself off to her creator towards her friends.
Gradually the Astral
Drops have seized control over the girls' minds, through which the girls do
things they usually don't.
Nigels behaviour is explained: his brother, back
from a community service punishment, moves Nigel on the wrong path. The cause of
all of this lies in a trauma in a far history.
Soon the girls get in deep
shit with a climax in Golden, where the Astral Drops had a blowout, leaving a
To evade a boring lecture (from professor Bore!) and go to the
fair the girls create their Astral Drops again. These, on the contrary, get off
to the fair as well to make havoc, while their creators are waiting for Will in
vain. Just as she appears it's too late: the Astral Drops don't want to merge
anymore and get away with the night train.
The Astral Drops really have turned evil; With lies, insults and deception the
reputation of their creators gets crushed. Still there's a weakness in Will's
Astral Drop; She loves Matt too, but she realizes he never will love her!
34.7: In several pictures you see the colours of
Nigel's collar are changing.
Taranee wears a necklace in picture
34.13.5, but not in pictures 34.12.2 and 34.13.4.
First the telephone has nine keys (34.26.3), after that there are twelve
34.40.5: Cornelia's teeth are in colours!
34.41.2-3: the texts of Irma are mistaken for each other.
34.46.1-3: The cars are driving left, and the driver's seat is at the
35: Mirrored lifes
The Astral drops arrived in Midgale. Without a nickle and a
goal they wander through the city until Cornelia's Astrl drop recognizes
something from her master's memory: a warehouse. There she gets the opportunity
to earn some money as a model.
Spike Morell, a former security employee,
recognizes the real Cornelia in her, and sees an chance to take revenge on
Harold Hale, who once fired him because he was involved in a bank robbery. A
short time later the other Astral drops see her with Taranee's Astral drop
passing in a car, and meet Orube as well, who's hunting them down.
calls the Hale residence to tell he keeps Cornelia as a hostage. Meanwhile
Astral drops Cornelia en Taranee manage to free themselves, and in their escape
they literlally get catched up by Guardian Hay Lin. Meanwhile Orube spoke withe
the other three Astral drops and lets them go.
Facts are running deep
into the Astral drops, particularly when the head of the fashion section asks
for the parents of Astral drop Cornelia. However much do you realize you
actually can't exist if you have no parents at all?
Now for the mistakes.
Pictures 35.1.5 and 35.2.1: The bench next to the entrance has
disappeared, and the entry itself has changed.
Pictures 35.5.5 and
35.6.7: the pattern on Will's sleeves disappears for several times.
Pictures 35.21.3 and 35.21.4: initially Morell has a black tie,
but sometimes it's grey.
Pictures 35.54.1 to 35.54.4:
Agent Smith's name tag changes its place from left to the right and vice versa,
and his hair changes color.
Except for mistakes there are jokes too. In picture 35.46.2 you see a
photograph which you won't see often on a chest, and in picture 35.48.5
you see a man being carried into the hospital with a dog hanging in his bottom.
36: Revolting spirits
The Astral drops Will, Irma en Pao Chai
return to Heatherfield, having almost no money to spend. The first one wants to
take revenge on her master, the other two want to free the Astral Drops Taranee
At Taranee's her mother finally explains the behaviour of Nigel.
The next day Will's Astral Drop starts spreading lies about, and she manages
to get money from Amanda Bolland. The consequences are soon bound to happen:
Matt calls the real Will for Rebecca is, the swimming coach tells Will she's out
of the team for a while and Susan comes home furiously, telling Will she's
grounded for a week and she can forget about her allowance. Will understands
what's happening and raises alarm.
Irma and Pao Chai's attempt to free
Taranee and Cornelia turns out terribly wrong and they get trapped.
receives her Astral Drop at the door. She discovers that merging is no longer
posssible, and her magic has no effect on her double. The Astral Drop tries to
escape but gets caught by the other Guardians.
The girls go to Kandrakar with
their Astral Drops, where a furious Oracle is awaiting them. The girls get their
ears boxed and they decide to give the Astral Drops their freedom. The Oracle
gives a new destiny to them and makes them promise to return later.
took 36 issues before the Oracle got really mad! And even then he holds his
temper! Next to that Astral Drop Will behaves herself like a real bitch in
Golden. That mean grin on her face would make any mother feel her hands being
itchy! The grin on Pao Chai's face when the fire she makes with Irma goes out of
control made me smiling!
The style of Alberto Zanon has its effects on the
girls, especially on both Wills: their hairs are showing all directions! Despite
of that he gave Irma some firm boobs, so it's still worthwile :D.
images need no comment; Zanon has been very careless with the shirt of Taranees
Talking about clothes: the Astral Drops returned in
Heatherfield in new clothes. Probably they bought them with the money earned
from the fashion show.