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Preview: Sweetie Volume 1

SWEETIE VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (cowriter)
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
128 pgs./ A / FC
$14.99

Maggie isn’t your typical comic book, cartoon, and action movie fangirl. Through keen observation and unbending determination, she has taught herself all the death-defying stunts and fighting styles of her favorite action stars and superheroes! Unfortunately, Maggie has kept her eccentric hobby to herself, ever since it earned her the label of “nerd” among her classmates. After all, superheroes and evil villains are all kid stuff… right? WRONG! On the eve of her first day of high school, Maggie has a run-in with an evil mercenary group known as the Numbers. After years of training, it’s up to Maggie to be the self-taught superhero the city needs! But is she truly ready for the responsibility that comes with the title of “hero”? The situation escalates further when her secret crime-fighting life is discovered by one of her classmates! Can Maggie save her city and maintain a normal high school life all on her own?

SWEETIE VOLUME 1
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Preview: Sweetie #2

SWEETIE #2

Writer(s): Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (co-writer)
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Maggie can leap across tall buildings, take on a small army single-handed, and even dodge bullets. But talking to new peoples or making new friends? No way! None of Maggie’s training will prepare her for her greatest adversary yet: freshman year of high school! To make matters worse, there’s a boy at school who knows about her secret hero work. Is he an ally? Or will he spill Maggie’s secret and sabotage the next four years of high school? While Maggie is distracted by school, what will her recently defeated nemesis be plotting from prison?

SWEETIE #2

Sweetie Vol. 1 Delivers an Action Hero Story from the Vantage Point of a High School Nerd

Maggie is the ultimate comic book, cartoon and action movie fangirl. She’s taught herself every move of her favorite action star and superhero. Finally, she’s putting her moves into action! On the eve of her first day of high school she faces off against the evil mercenary group known as the Numbers! Her self-taught super-skills pull through and win her the day, but things get even more complicated when her classmate finds out about her “heroic” extra-curricular activities. Now she battles the big fight that is high school, AND the endless legions of the Numbers invading her city! Follow her journey in the first collected volume of Sweetie!

Written by Sean Dillon and Steven Petrivelli with art by Dillon, join Sweetie on her adventure this June. You can pre-order a copy of Sweetie Volume 1 using the Diamond item code APR191297.

Sweetie Volume 1

Preview: Sweetie #1

SWEETIE #1

Writer(s): Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (co-writer)
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Maggie isn’t your typical comic book, cartoon, and action movie fangirl. Through keen observation and unbending determination, she has taught herself all the death-defying stunts and fighting styles of her favorite action stars and superheroes! Unfortunately, Maggie has kept her eccentric hobby to herself, ever since it earned her the label of “nerd” among her classmates. After all, superheroes and evil villains are all kid stuff… right? WRONG! The day before she begins high school, Maggie has a run-in with an evil mastermind and his sinister mercenary group. After years of training, it’s up to Maggie to be the self-taught superhero the city needs! But with bad guys crawling out of the woodwork and the daunting unknown of a high school ahead of her, can she really take on the world alone?

SWEETIE #1

Sweetie is the Journey of a Self-Taught Superhero Who’s Also a Socially Awkward High School Fangirl

Like a would be mash-up between Ms. Marvel and Karate Kid, Sweetie has the vibe of a Saturday morning cartoon. The series is about a socially awkward fan-girl who becomes a self-taught superhero. Maggie, our titular Sweetie, takes on the world of super villains and high school alike.

This is not your average super hero comic. Sweetie is written to be all-ages safe, but includes character and story layers that will also resonate with mature readers. It can be enjoyed across generations by young readers and parents alike. Sweetie aims to not only deliver a visually unique, high-energy action comic, but a message of inclusiveness, positivity, and becoming our own superhero.

Much in the vein of Spider-man, Sweetie offers both the thrill of an action hero story and a slice of life from the vantage point of a high school nerd. At any age, we all love stories about heroes and like to project ourselves onto them, but how would we really handle what’s larger than life when normal life is so full of challenge already? Sweetie acts as a meta to super hero comics, but embraces what is fun and enjoyable about them. Simultaneously, it addresses the often over-looked emotions and internal struggle of growing up, with themes such as empathy, communication, anxiety, identity, loss, and family.

Written by Sean Dillon and Steven Petrivelli with art by Dillon, Sweetie #1 is on shelves February 27, 2019.