Action Lab has announced the upcoming launch of the all-ages superhero series Sweetie, which follows socially awkward fan-girl Maggie, who becomes a self-taught superhero and takes on the world of supervillains and high school alike. Check out a preview of the first issue here…
“Maggie fulfills the dream we all have: to become fast, strong, and skilled like a super hero,” states writer Sean Dillon. “Yet, she’s not invincible. There’s more than one way to be strong in life and none of us is all of them. Maggie will have to learn, like we all do, that sooner or later we need to have each others’ backs.”
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.
Sweetie #1 will go on sale in February 2019.