Action Girl Comics

    (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
  $10.50
3 copies available from $8.99
 Jessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-RaJessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-Ra

#1 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1996
  $2.75
  $4.50
1 copy available for $7.99
2nd printingJessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-RaJessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-Ra

#1 (3rd printing)

  2/1/1998
  $2.75
  $22.00
1 copy available for $7.99
3rd printingJessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-RaJessica Abel, Elizabeth Watasin, Carol Seatory, Leanne Franson, Rebecca Dart, Laura Cain, Sarah Dyer, Megan Kelso, Amy Frushour, Ms. Phink, Jennifer Sorensen, She-Ra

#2

  1/18/1995
  $2.50
  $9.00
1 copy available for $2.99
   

#2 (2nd printing)

  10/1/1995
  $2.75
  $8.50
No copies available
2nd printing  

#3

  4/18/1995
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $2.99
   

#3 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1996
  $2.75
  $7.50
No copies available
2nd printing  

#4

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

#4 (2nd printing)

  7/1/1996
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
2nd printing  

#4 (3rd printing)

  9/1/1997
  $2.75
  $8.50
1 copy available for $2.99
3rd printing  

#5

  10/1/1995
  $2.50
  $7.00
No copies available
   

#6

  1/1/1996
  $2.50
  $6.50
No copies available
 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
No copies available
   

#8

  7/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.00
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#9

  10/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#10

  1/18/1997
  $2.75
  $1.50
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#11

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

#12

  7/1/1997
  $2.75
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#13

  10/18/1997
  $2.75
  $10.00
No copies available
   

#14

  7/18/1998
  $2.75
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#15

  8/18/1998
  $2.75
  $22.00
No copies available
   

#16

  10/1/1998
  $2.75
  $2.00
No copies available
   

#17

  2/1/1999
  $2.75
  $9.00
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#18

  6/1/1999
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
 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
  $7.00
1 copy available for $6.99