Hardcore Lady Types is an article series focused on female-fronted comics and highlighting female creators worth getting more spotlight time.
This Week in Comics:
My Kid Friendly Comics Recommendations!
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up #1
Coming off the IDW crossover event Super Secret Crisis War is the Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up!
My favorite part of this issue is Ms. Bellum, the buxom red head who assists the Mayor, is no damsel in distress. Instead she puts Fuzzy Lumpkins in his place. If you are looking for strong females, this first arc gives you that and then some. And they also visit Dexter’s Laboratory where Dee Dee causes quite a commotion.
Abigail and the Snowman #2
If you haven’t read the first one well get on that! It’s about a young girl who doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids, who then meets a Yeti. Yetis have an ability to “cloud men’s minds” and therefore remain invisible except that that doesn’t seem to work on kids. He proceeds to tell her he is on the run. He was held prisoner and named “Specimen 486” and now Abigail decides to help him, and take her imaginary dog’s name, Claude.
In this second issue Abigail brings Claude to school! See how the kids change their view of Abigail when there’s a yeti in the classroom!
I highly recommend this book. Roger Langridge wrote and drew Snarked! and a really good Thor story. His art is fun and Fred Stresing’s colors really brings it to life.
Women of the Industry!
Ms. Molly Ostertag
Molly has had a presence in both web and print. Most noteably with Strong Female Protagonist. It’s a webcomic found here written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and illustrated by Molly Osterag.
The story follows Alison Green who was a teen superhero, now college student. Being disillusioned by the difference she could make as a superhero when its revealed that there’s a conspiracy around superhero/villanry. She sees there’s no real use for her as a super and now attends college in hopes of affecting change from the inside.
Molly Osterag has also done covers for Boom! and has other original graphic novels out you can purchase from her here, including getting commissions!
For the Honor of Greyskull!
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