Review: Strong Female Protagonist

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Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag‘s web-comic Strong Female Protagonist follows the life and times of twenty-something Alison Green (AKA Mega Girl) former super-hero, current university student.

The story begins with Alison, but it quickly unfurls to include a large variety of characters including an angry, cocky current-super hero named Furnace (a real hot-head, badum-cha), Alison’s friend and room-mate who is a wanna-be political activist with a bit of first-world-white privilege to overcome first who sometimes misuses her friend’s super powers, Alison’s former super-team, her doctor, her family, and the students on campus are all woven into the tapestry of the story. All are important and surface in ways you won’t expect.

The comic also showcases Mulligan’s degree in philosophy by tackling many current-event issues, like date-rape, organ donation, foreign aid, etc.

Perfect for the feminist, the twenty-something struggling to find their place in the world, and generally…

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