Girls (comics)

Girls  was an American monthly comic book limited series created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna , published by Image Comics between 2005 and 2007.  [1]

It tells the story of the people of Pennystown, a community of 63 who are cut off from the rest of the world and attacked by a group of naked, flesh eating, egg-laying women, more than weird dangers. The first issue was published in May 2005 and the last in April 2007, after 24 issues.  [2]

Plot

Ethan Daniels is thrown out of the bar in the town of Pennystown, he meets a mysterious naked and injured woman on the street. He takes care of his home, and after he tries to get information from her, they have intercourse. He leaves in his house to the local police officer, running his ex-girlfriend Taylor in the process. They return to Ethan’s home to find that the women he took in has eggs that hatch into full-grown identical copies of her. The girls attack any other females they come across, forcing the townspeople to initially hide in their homes. The situation is complicated by a sperm-like monster in a cornfield and the discovery of an enormous reflective dome separating.

The townspeople are then attacked again and escape to a nearby farmhouse where they take advantage of the homeowner’s hospitality, eating to the frustration. One of the men, Lester, is left behind to the bridge to where everyone is hiding. He was so concerned that he was attacked by the women but soon confessed that he had been injured by several girls. This time, it was suggested that the girls could have eggs after intercourse, revealing that they had sex with them. This horrifies many of the women and upsets Taylor, who insisted that the two had been broken rather than broken up. Tensions continues to rise, prompting women and men to take care of their gender.

The men in the group end up taking some of the girls prisoner, who ends up angering the women, who believe that they should be killed. This is one of the most popular men in the world, especially after one of the girls. During a scuffle over the discovery, one of the men ends up striking his pregnant wife. This prompts one of the women, Nancy, to shoot and get the most out of the girls. Some of the men, Nancy’s husband Kenny, escape into the woods. Kenny ends up having sex with many of the girls and they have been forced to leave the farmhouse.

Everyone eventually converts and it was discovered that the girls had only been interested in the men for their semen. If they could not copulate with them, the girls would try to kill them as they did the women. This is a blow to many of the men, who had not taken the threat the girls posed as seriously as they would never be attacked. The book ends up with the remaining townspeople killing the rest of the girls, which prompts the sperm monster to break the dome and shoot a beam into space. The surviving townspeople then mourn their dead friends and go back on them. The scene then cuts to outer space, where another sperm is seen carrying another girl to another planet.

Development

The Lunas first started developing the idea for the series after Joshua Luna had a “random idea of ​​a girl hatching out of an egg”.  [3]  The lunas then began building on the idea of ​​a “beautiful monster”, also questioning what would happen if the girl in question began multiplying through clones and how it would affect both men and women.  [3]  They stated that they have a role to play in terms of sexuality and gender issues, and that they have made it as realistic as possible.  [4]  [5]  The story’s setting, the small fictional town of Pennystown, was chosen as possible.  [5]

Reception

Critical reception for  girls  was mostly positive. Comic Book Resources commented that the series “exemplifies the best traditions of classic indie comics” and The AV Club named it as one of their “Best Comics Of 2007”.  [3]  [6]  The Lunas noted that the reaction to the series was somewhat different depending on the gender of the reader, remarking that “It’s funny how some of the characters could be wrong, and just hate, hate the Nancy, but they’d like to empathize with Nancy and understand why she did it, even though they were pretty good. ”  [4]

Collected editions

The issues have been collected by four trade paperbacks , each collecting six issues. The volumes were released between November 2005 and May 2007, with a hardcover deluxe edition collecting all 24 issues of the series.

  • Girls: The Complete Collection  (hardcover, November 2007, ISBN  1-58240-826-2 ) collects the individual volumes:
    • Design  (  Girls  Collects # 1-6, 152 pages, November 2005, ISBN  1-58240-529-8 )
    • Emergence  (collects  Girls  # 7-12, 152 pages, May 2006, ISBN  1-58240-608-1 )
    • Survival  (  Girls  Collects # 13-18, 152 pages, November 2006, ISBN  1-58240-703-7 )
    • Extinction  (  Girls  Collects # 19-24, 168 pages, May 2007, ISBN  1-58240-753-3 )

References

  1. Jump up^  “ADAPT THIS: ‘Girls’ By The Luna Brothers’ . MTV . Retrieved 16 March 2013 .
  2. Jump up^  “Crazy Girl” . IGN . Retrieved 16 March 2013 .
  3. ^ Jump up to: c   LIVE NUDE “GIRLS”: THE LUNA BROTHERS SPEAK ” . CBR . Retrieved 16 March 2013 .
  4. ^ Jump up to: b   “INTERVIEW The Luna Brothers” . The AV Club . Retrieved 16 March 2013 .
  5. ^ Jump up to: b   Aldama Frederick Luis (2009).  Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez  . University of Texas Press. pp. 203, 207. ISBN  0292719345 .
  6. Jump up^  “The Best Comics Of 2007” . The AV Club . Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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