RUMBLE GIRLS: Silky Warrior Tansie
INTRODUCTION BY MARK WAID
The popular warrior girl series is at last collected into one thick tome in a handy pocket format! Raven Tansania Ransom is a promising pilot-in-training of personal armor known as a Hardskin, at exclusive girls school academie Juliet. Carmen Cameron, another pilot-in-training, reveals to the school Ravens shady background, making her the butt of gossip and cruel pranks. Raven challenges Carmen to full-Hardskin combat, not knowing Carmens fixing the fight. Ravens coach, who is also sexy media celebrity pilot Crimson August, faces a crisis as well: his popularity is slipping, leading the suits to give him a new rival. Someone young, innocent and female. Someone very much like Raven. Collects the 6 issues of the comic book with an all-new 48 page final episode! In a handy pocket format.
"Lea Hernandez has mixed a prep school soap opera with fighting girl manga and forward-looking science fiction to skewer popular culture and media manipulation. There are more ideas here than most comics, and they're incorporated into the story, even tossed away. Other concept-driven books make a big deal out of their 'mad ideas', trotting them out and asking us to admire their display. This one uses them to build a world to support the story."
"Grade: 8. With Rumble Girls, Lea Hernandez has once again shown exactly what a creative woman in comics can do. She has mixed a girl power soap opera with a mech sci-fi drama, adding a liberal dash of parody of the cult of celebrity, gender-bender comedy/drama, and a heroine's quest for her own identity in face of societal pressures as to who and what she should be." -Sequential Tart
"Ostensibly a straightforward story about a young girl who stage-fights while controlling a giant robot suit, this intelligent graphic novel ventures into deeper territory, reflecting on the media, society's views of women, and karma." -Voya
5x7, 176 pp., B&W trade pb.: $9.95, SALE $3
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