By Dustin Cabeal
I was already planning on reviewing the collected/complete edition of Henchgirl. You may recall that I reviewed almost every single issue of the series when it was published at Scout Comics. So I didn't pay much attention to the cover. It was just the cover, and I knew I would be reading it and reviewing it and enjoying it and so yeah... didn't even notice that I was quoted on it until this preview was sent today. I have to say, I've been quoted a bit, and a lot of them have been great and quite the honor, but I can't think of any time I've been quoted on the cover of a hardcover or trade. The back, sure, but the cover... and for a series that I wet myself about every review! Let's just say that this dumb smile isn't falling off my face anytime soon. Do yourself a favor though and buy the book, it's a great comic, and you won't regret it.
Creator Kristen Gudsnuk (VIP: I’m with the Band) is a self-taught artist with a flair for humor. Dark Horse is proud to announce that her popular series Henchgirl is now available in a trade paperback that collects the series for the very first time!
Previously published as a webcomic and then as a series by Scout Comics, Henchgirl follows the tale of Mary Posa. She hates her job and works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks, and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He’s also a supervillain. And her parents… well, they’re among the most famous superheroes 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.
PRAISE FOR HENCHGIRL:
“It's a terribly fun read.”—io9
“Gudsnuk is a bold storyteller.”—Comic Bastards
“Henchgirl is lovely and endearing but funny and clever at the same time.”—Girls Like Comics