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Strong Female Protagonist

Strong Female Protagonist surprised me when I began reading it. There are innumerable comics that include a “what if heroes were real?” or “why don’t superheroes make real changes to the world?” premise. It’s a tired setup and I worried this comic would be weighted down by the same mistakes that too often come from those ideas. SFP feels fresh and takes a more nuanced, humorous look through a superhero lens.

Brennan Lee Mulligan’s writing keeps the story engaging as it moves between a protest, a classroom, a fire station and the overblown world of superheroics. The protagonist is┬árelatable and her conflicts seem natural. Molly Ostertag’s art very capably conveys emotion and makes the comic very accessible.

SFP follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility and a crippling sense of social injustice.

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