Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Superheroes
Published by Top Shelf Productions on 2014-10-08
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With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun until an encounter with Menace, her mind reading arch enemy. He showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important.Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.Strong Female Protagonist has been published online since 2012, where it attracted a large fan base, and earned positive reviews on sites such as io9, ComicsAlliance, The Beat, and ThinkProgress. After a successful Kickstarter, Brennan and Molly now bring their series to print, with a book collecting the first four chapters and bonus material, self-published by the authors and distributed by Top Shelf.
Strong Female Protagonist has a -you guessed it – strong female protagonist. Alison is awesome, guys. She’s a 20 year old ex-superhero who wants to save the world, but in a different way.
I had never before read a comic book. And now thanks to this book, that’s all I want to read.
My main fear with the comic was that it would take away my ability to imagine the world and give me things that I really didn’t want to see. However I really had nothing to fear here. I loved the drawings in this story; they are really amazing at conveying everything; every single emotion the characters were feeling. I always understood what the they were trying to say, and I loved seeing the way that even their facial expressions had loads to say!
This comic had some really strong characters other than Alison. I loved reading all about Feral (and I hope to see more from her!), but what I loved especially was that Alison’s parents were so important in the book! They were just as strong; just as useful as Alison herself, and they weren’t even superheroes!
I think this was a very compelling and entertaining read, it’s not light and fluffy by any means. It carries huge substance, and shows us that the world isn’t just black and white. I really recommend this book for comic book fans, or anyone hesitant to read comics! You won’t be disappointed! I keep hoping that the authors announce that book two will be out soon. *fingers crossed*
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