Women in Comics: Templar, Arizona
Submitted by Linda Howard Valentine on March 6, 2007 - 01:04
I went to Wonder-Con this past weekend, and overall had a pretty good time -- a lot of interesting folks, intriguing conversations, and comic discussion panels, some better than others. One of the less-than-stellar panels was Girls Kick Ass! Female Protagonists in Print and Beyond. But instead of complaining about it here -- at least for the moment -- I'm going to spend the week telling you about some of my favorite female webcomic protagonists who do, indeed, kick ass.
Reagan is amazing. She doesn't look like your stereotypical female protagonist -- no 14" waist and fishnets here. She is loud, proud and undeniably female. She flaunts conventional fashion and behavior. A voice of reason in a very unreasonable town, Reagan has no trouble speaking her mind and standing up for what she thinks is right. She is a champion for everyone around her, no small feat in a town chock full of oddball weirdness. Watching her face down a troublemaker who is harassing other employees in her store, as she does in the current storyline, it's impossible not to be impressed with her inner strength and surety -- and to be glad you're not facing off against her.