Cover image for Henchgirl / Kristen Gudsnuk.
Title:
Henchgirl / Kristen Gudsnuk.
ISBN:
9781506701448
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
310 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Henchgirl was originally published online at HenchgirlComic.com and in single issues by Scout Comics."
Abstract:
"Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl."--Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also a supervillain. And her parents... well, they're the most famous superhero couple in Crepe City, along with her sister. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl, but no matter what she does, her plans always seem to go awry.


Author Notes

In her own words- Kristen Gudsnuk lives in New York City. She is a comics/anime/tv/movie/book/music/language enthusiast, and has a dog. The author lives in New York, NY.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

If the cast of Girls found themselves in the Marvel universe, you'd have something like this debut graphic novel. Always quirky, occasionally touching, and surprisingly dark, this book follows Mary Posa, a superpower-less disappointment to her superhero parents, who works as a henchgirl for super- villain Monsieur Butterfly. While Mary's concerns and anxieties will be familiar to any young 20-something struggling to get by-making rent, dealing with relationships and workplace friction-it all happens against the backdrop of a completely ridiculous world filled with time travel, astral projection, and strange superpowers, like the ability to spontaneously produce carrots. The first few issues of Henchgirl, drawn in a charming style somewhere between Scott Pilgrim and Steven Universe, have a delightful and spontaneous energy, but as the series progresses, Gudsnuk begins stitching her ideas into a narrative and things slow down a bit from the sparkling opening. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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