ComiXology Originals Preview A New Superhero Dark Comedy, ‘Final Girls’
by Olly MacNamee
ComiXology Originals have a new five-issue comic book series debuting next Tuesday 30th March from writer Cara Ellison, artist Sally Cantirino, colour artist Gab Contrera and letterer Joamette Gil. Called The Final Girls, it’s a new take on the superhero genre and introduces reader to a world in which all but a handful of superheroes remain.
It’s one part dark comedy and another part dystopian political thriller, and set in Scotland!
“The world’s most popular superheroes have come and gone. The year is 2030 and most of the glamorous American superheroes of the last era have been wiped out, leaving only a handful to deal with the world’s crises. Welcome to The Final Girls.
… The Final Girls is set six years after the hero collective the Scottish tabloids named “The Final Girls” — Kogarashi, Bavanshee, Selkie, and Ash — left civil service and disappeared into the less fraught alleyways of Scotland. When Scathach, the world’s most powerful working hero, asks her retired peers for help, they secretly agree to deal out punishment on another hero in the public eye. When the weapon of publicity is wielded, it threatens to kick up all of their personal traumas, past and present. What does justice look like when violence isn’t enough?”
Ahead of a preview, here’s what Ellison had to say about this forthcoming series:
“Inside every superhuman, there’s still a human. And the human needs to eat, pay the bills, have relationships, and send invoices. But what happens when superhumans realise that all the fragile systems of society and economy and politics are going to kill them, just like everyone else? What use is smashing someone through a window when the system that created them still exists?”
As for her collaboration with artist Sally Cantirinoa:
“Sally Cantirinoa brings punk aesthetics and a scratchy horror vibe to the mood of The Final Girls. Sally has a really good sense of how powerful women posture and how angry they can be.”
Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, The Final Girls will be available upon release, at no additional cost, for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.