Action Girl Comics

 ACGC   (Slave Labor, 1994-1998)

™ and ©1995 Sarah Dyer. Contents © their respective artists and writers.

Sarah Dyer created Action Girl Comics as a sort of springboard for new women cartoonists to be discovered. Each issue features the work of numerous cartoonists, each of which brings their own style and sensibility to bear. Artistic styles can range from the animé-like characters of Elizabeth Watasin, to the more darkly “alternative” work of Carolyn Ridsdale. For her part, Sarah Dyer both coordinates Action Girl, as well as giving new installments of the adventures of the cheerful title character. Readers who are interested in the work of any of these artists can find further biographical and ordering information in the back of each issue.

Overall, Action Girl Comics is a pleasantly hip sampler of the world of women cartoonists. It’s a perfect showcase not only for their work, but for the very idea of artistic independence and self-publishing.

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#1

  10/1/1994
  $2.50
  $7.00
6 copies available from $1.00
 Amy Frushour, Carol Seatory, Elizabeth Watasin, Fallen Angel, Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Abel, Leanne Franson, Megan Kelso, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Sarah Dyer, She-RaAmy Frushour, Carol Seatory, Elizabeth Watasin, Fallen Angel, Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Abel, Leanne Franson, Megan Kelso, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Sarah Dyer, She-Ra

#1 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1996
  $2.75
  $4.50
2 copies available from $4.99
2nd printingAmy Frushour, Carol Seatory, Elizabeth Watasin, Fallen Angel, Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Abel, Leanne Franson, Megan Kelso, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Sarah Dyer, She-RaAmy Frushour, Carol Seatory, Elizabeth Watasin, Fallen Angel, Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Abel, Leanne Franson, Megan Kelso, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Sarah Dyer, She-Ra

#2

  1/18/1995
  $2.50
  $5.50
2 copies available from $2.99
   

#2 (2nd printing)

  10/1/1995
  $2.75
  $7.50
4 copies available from $1.99
2nd printing  

#3

  4/18/1995
  $2.50
  $5.50
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#3 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1996
  $2.75
  $6.00
2 copies available from $1.99
2nd printing  

#4

  7/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
   

#4 (2nd printing)

  7/1/1996
  $2.75
  $3.00
1 copy available for $2.99
2nd printing  

#4 (3rd printing)

 
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
3rd printing  

#5

  10/1/1995
  $2.50
  $5.00
1 copy available for $3.99
   

#6

  1/1/1996
  $2.50
  $4.25
1 copy available for $2.29
 Carolyn Ridsdale, Chris Tobey Nesmith, Roberta GregoryCarolyn Ridsdale, Chris Tobey Nesmith, Elizabeth Watasin, Jessica Abel, Sarah Dyer

#6 (2nd printing)

 
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
2nd printing  

#7

  5/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
3 copies available from $1.00
   

#8

  7/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.25
No copies available
   

#9

  10/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
   

#10

  1/18/1997
  $2.75
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.00
   

#11

  5/18/1997
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
B&W  

#12

  7/1/1997
  $2.75
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#13

  10/18/1997
  $2.75
  $4.50
1 copy available for $3.99
   

#14

  7/18/1998
  $2.75
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#15

  8/18/1998
  $2.75
  $2.50
1 copy available for $2.99
   

#16

  10/1/1998
  $2.75
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#17

  2/1/1999
  $2.75
  $4.00
2 copies available from $1.99
   

#18

  6/1/1999
  $2.95
  $5.25
1 copy available for $1.99
 Meaghan Dunn, Ché Gilson, Patty Leidy, Chris Tobey Nesmith, Melissa MacAlpin, Chynna Clugston-MajorMeaghan Dunn, Ché Gilson, Patty Leidy, Chris Tobey Nesmith, Melissa MacAlpin, Chynna Clugston-Major

#19

  12/1/2000
  $2.95
  $6.00
2 copies available from $4.99