The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks – Comic Review

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin HicksThe Adventures of Superhero Girl
Creator: Faith Erin Hicks
Updates: Officially Tuesdays but currently irregular

Faith Erin Hicks’ Superhero Girl delivers a cute, quirky and very Scott Pilgrim-esque take on the superhero genre. The comic follows the 20-something year old Superhero Girl, a deadbeat superhero who can’t seem to get a break. The concept and delivery are all pretty straightforward and admittedly not exceedingly original. However Hick’s artistic and writing skills turn what could have been an average comic into an exceptional one.

Hicks is a veteran of the web comic scene, previously doing long running series such as Friends with Boys and Demonology 101, and it really does show. The art is exquisite and is all hand pencilled and inked a rare treat in this age of Photoshop. The only downside to this comic is its recent irregular update schedule, supposedly updating Tuesdays the comic has been untouched since August this year. With that said it’s currently sitting on 100 comics so I’d highly recommend putting aside a spare hour to go on a Superhero Girl binge.
Favourite strip: A day in the life of Superhero Girl

Christof Bogacs

Christof Bogacs is a full time communications student at the University of Technology Sydney as well as a freelance writer. He currently writes reviews for Pop Cultured, Kapow comic book show as well as for his own blog Barely Original. Christof is also writing his own indie comic that may possibly even see the light of day in the distant future. You can follow Christof at his blog- http://barelyorigionalblog.blogspot.com.au/
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