The tagline for the first volume of the popular all-ages action and adventure series Princeless is simple but powerful: Save Yourself. It got us thinking about more comics in our collection featuring adventurous girls who get things done themselves - with the power of friendship, intelligence, boldness, and maybe the occasional superhuman power.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder
Lunella Lafayette is a supergenius whose life changes forever when she teams up with Devil Dinosaur, fresh from another Earth in the prehistoric past and looking to avenge the death of his companion. And this is after the preteen inventor and engineer discovers she carries the Inhuman gene, which she is terrified will be activated unless she can protect herself from Terrigenesis. Lunella's journey is a profound one, filled with strange gadgets and a lot of fun.
Paper Girls 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Set in 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls, the first of their kind in their small town, stumble upon a mystery beyond our world - and beyond their time. The ongoing series is part Stranger Things, part Stand By Me, and all things awesome from the creator of the popular series Saga and Y: the Last Man.
Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Start at the beginning of this ongoing series, where a group of friends at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types defeat mysterious creatures, earn their Lumberjanes badges, and celebrate friendship to the max.
Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle; drawn by Jason Adam
Skye accidentally gets on the wrong bus to summer camp - ending up the only human at a camp for monsters! Hiding her true identity isn't easy, nor is making friends in this nocturnal world. Will she survive the summer and be accepted for who she really is? And can she save her only friend, who is hiding a big secret of her own?
Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour
Gwen Stacy gets the story she deserves in this ongoing Marvel series, set on Earth-65 where it's Gwen - and not Peter Parker - who gets bit by a radioactive spider and assumes the role of hero - though it might take some convincing for the public to believe she isn't actually a villain.
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