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Strong Female Protagonist Book One (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Brennan Lee Mulligan (Author)

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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" --… (more)
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Title:Strong Female Protagonist Book One
Authors:Brennan Lee Mulligan (Author)
Info:Top Shelf Productions (2014), 220 pages
Collections:2024, Graphic Novels, Read but unowned
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Strong Female Protagonist Book One by Brennan Lee Mulligan (Writer) (2014)

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Strong Female Protagonist explores the nuances of privilege: being born with power you didn't ask for, being admired for things you regret doing, feeling simultaneously too big and too small for your britches... and it's also about superheroes.

The story and art are a little unpolished (it gets better in later chapters), but dang the moral quandaries in here are just so ~spicy~

Content warnings for this series as a whole: physical and emotional abuse of a child, graphic violence, gore, homophobia mention, transphobia mention, kidnapping, torture, pregnancy, mental illness ( )
  boopingaround | Mar 6, 2024 |
Staying at my friends' house in Vancouver and they had so many books there - I picked this one up because comics tend to be possible to finish in one or two sittings. This is an interesting deconstruction of the superhero genre. Quite good. ( )
  finlaaaay | Aug 1, 2023 |
I read this as a library ebook. Then I proceeded to spend the rest of the evening reading the webcomic to catch up to ‘now’. I regret nothing. It was really well done. ( )
  eleanorg | Feb 15, 2023 |
I love this with a thousand hearts. I sort of don't want to return it to the library (settle down-I will). I was on hold for this so long, I forgot what it was about. That level of interest, at least in my part of the country, makes me happy, because a kickstarter campaign got this web comic in print, and I hope to see another volume. I always have good intentions with web comics, but then I eventually lose track of them. I'll try extra hard with this one, because I want to follow Allison's story.

The conflicted superhero has been done before, but Mulligan and Ostertag did it really well. There's not much that's black and white in this story of what super humans decide to do with their super powers, and there's lots of humor to keep things from being overwrought. The authors' commentary on the bottom of every page is what I liked most about the book. Even the author bios made me laugh. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
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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" --

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