Wednesday Comic Rally: Action Lab’s Tomboy
It feels like all too often we’re lamenting how our favorite comic series got canceled due to lack of sales and interest. That’s where Wednesday Comic Rally comes in. The point is to spotlight comics that we as a community should be rallying around and most importantly purchasing to make sure they’re here for quite some time.
The death of a childhood friend sparks a series of events that lead Addison from teenage field hockey player to a murderer of criminals. There’s no lack of targets for her in a city built on corruption, but payback doesn’t come for free. Addison’s reality begins to blur in the pursuit of vengeance and justice is used as justification to become a monster.
Tomboy is an under the radar comic series from M. Goodwin and published under Action Lab’s mature line of comics Action Lab: Danger Zone. A combination of superhero, horror, manga, and supernatural, Tomboy is a comic that has delivered with every single issue released, Tomboy #10 hitting shelves today.
Goodwin’s writing and art melds so many different genres and styles the series is hard to pin down how to describe it, but it’s clear influences are there creating an experience unlike anything else on the comic shelf.
The fact Addison is a teenage girl, and the violence is so grizzly, with cute manga influences, the series breaks walls in so many ways. Basically, we have a vigilante serial killer that’s a teenage girl. That’s something we don’t see often, and I can think of only a few other examples.
The art is absolutely amazing with a crisp style that’s stunning to look at for so many reasons (oye the violence!). The art with the storytelling is a combination that can’t be beat.
Tomboy is a series unlike any other on the shelf and has been a fantastic read with each and every issue. It’s definitely for mature readers and if the concept sounds intriguing, it’s a definite get, you won’t be disappointed.
This is where you come in. You can buy the first two volumes of Tomboy! It’s available at local comic shops and you can find yours. For those without a local shop you can buy it digitally through comiXology, Kindle, or physical copy at Amazon or Things From Another World.
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