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
  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
1 copy available for $7.99
  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 - 3rd printing

  2/1/1998
  $2.75
  $22.00
1 copy available for $7.99
  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

#2

  1/18/1995
  $2.50
  $9.00
1 copy available for $2.99
  Sarah Dyer, Kris Dresen, Leanne Franson, Chantale Doyle, Patty Leidy, Carolyn Ridsdale, Jennifer SorensenEvan Dorkin, Kris Dresen, Elizabeth Watasin, Leanne Franson, Chantale Doyle, Patty Leidy, Carolyn Ridsdale, Sarah Dyer, Jennifer Sorensen

#2 - 2nd printing

  10/1/1995
  $2.75
  $8.50
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Kris Dresen, Leanne Franson, Chantale Doyle, Patty Leidy, Carolyn Ridsdale, Jennifer SorensenEvan Dorkin, Kris Dresen, Elizabeth Watasin, Leanne Franson, Chantale Doyle, Patty Leidy, Carolyn Ridsdale, Sarah Dyer, Jennifer Sorensen

#3

  4/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.25
2 copies available from $1.92
  Sarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Carolyn Ridsdale, Emily Ryan Lerner, Ariel Bordeaux, Carol Seatory, Patty Leidy, Megan KelsoJessica Abel, Chris Tobey, Carolyn Ridsdale, Emily Ryan Lerner, Ariel Bordeaux, Carol Seatory, Patty Leidy, Megan Kelso

#3 - 2nd printing

  2/1/1996
  $2.75
  $7.50
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Carolyn Ridsdale, Emily Ryan Lerner, Ariel Bordeaux, Carol Seatory, Patty Leidy, Megan KelsoJessica Abel, Chris Tobey, Carolyn Ridsdale, Emily Ryan Lerner, Ariel Bordeaux, Carol Seatory, Patty Leidy, Megan Kelso

#4

  7/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Elizabeth WatasinElim Mak, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Sarah Dyer, Elizabeth Watasin

#4 - 2nd printing

  7/1/1996
  $2.75
  $3.00
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Elizabeth WatasinElim Mak, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Sarah Dyer, Elizabeth Watasin

#4 - 3rd printing

  9/1/1997
  $2.75
  $8.50
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Elizabeth WatasinElim Mak, Jessica Abel, Sarah Thornton, Beth Johnson, Chris Tobey, Kris Dressen, Sarah Dyer, Elizabeth Watasin

#5

  10/1/1995
  $2.50
  $7.00
1 copy available for $9.95
  Sarah Dyer, Patty Leidy, Beth Johnston, Rebecca Dart, Amanda Lewis, Carolyn Ridsdale, Jennifer Sorensen, Carol SeatoryPatty Leidy, Beth Johnston, Rebecca Dart, Amanda Lewis, Carolyn Ridsdale, Jennifer Sorensen, Carol Seatory

#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
    

#7

  4/18/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $9.95
  Sarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Patty Leidy, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Suzanne Baumann, Jen Benka, Kris Dresen, Amanda Lewis, Jennifer Sorensen, She-Ra, Anastasia MorenoSarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Patty Leidy, Ms. Phink, Rebecca Dart, Suzanne Baumann, Jen Benka, Kris Dresen, Amanda Lewis, Jennifer Sorensen, She-Ra, Anastasia Moreno

#8

  7/18/1996
  $2.50
  $2.00
2 copies available from $2.00
  Sarah Dyer, Elizabeth WatasinElizabeth Watasin, Sarah Dyer

#9

  10/18/1996
  $2.50
  $2.00
No copies available
  Sarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Amanda Lewis, Rebecca Dart, Patty Leidy, Stephanie Gladden, Jennifer SorensenChris Tobey, Amanda Lewis, Rebecca Dart, Patty Leidy, Sarah Dyer, Stephanie Gladden, Jennifer Sorensen

#10

  1/18/1997
  $2.75
  $1.50
1 copy available for $7.99
  Sarah Dyer, Leslee Parker, Anastasia Moreno, Patty Leidy, Chris Tobey, Jen Wolfe, Stephanie Gladden, Amanda LewisLeslee Parker, Anastasia Moreno, Patty Leidy, Chris Tobey, Jen Wolfe, Stephanie Gladden, Amanda Lewis, Sarah Dyer

#11

  5/18/1997
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
 B&WSarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Patty Leidy, Melissa MacAlpin, Jen Sorensen, Lisa McElroy, Amanda Lewis, Leslee Parker, Susan FergusonSarah Dyer, Chris Tobey, Patty Leidy, Melissa MacAlpin, Jen Sorensen, Lisa McElroy, Amanda Lewis, Leslee Parker, Susan Ferguson

#12

  7/18/1997
  $2.75
  $6.50
1 copy available for $7.99
  Sarah Dyer, Elizabeth Watasin, Leslee ParkerElizabeth Watasin, Leslee Parker, Sarah Dyer

#13

  10/1/1997
  $2.75
  $16.00
2 copies available from $14.99
  Sarah Dyer, Jill Thompson, Patty Leidy, Elizabeth Watasin, Chris TobeyJill Thompson, Stephanie Gladden, Elizabeth Watasin, Chris Tobey, Sarah Dyer

#14

  7/18/1998
  $2.75
  $2.00
1 copy available for $2.00
    

#15

  8/18/1998
  $2.75
  $22.00
1 copy available for $20.00
    

#16

  10/1/1998
  $2.75
  $2.50
1 copy available for $3.00
    

#17

  2/1/1999
  $2.75
  $8.50
2 copies available from $8.00
    

#18

  6/1/1999
  $2.95
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.00
  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 $9.99