All 5 issues of the latest comiXology Original series, The Final Girls, released today. Written by Cara Ellison, music plays a role in setting the overall tone. We have “Ko’s Playlist for Kicking Arse” and a longer one by artist Sally Cantirino to share with you!
The Final Girls marks Cara Ellison’s creator-owned comic book writing debut. Set in her native Scotland, it features a group of superpowered women coming together to address a very serious situation in the year 2030.
The official description reads:
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.
Part dark comedic superhero drama, part dystopian political thriller, 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?
As someone who just finished binge-reading the series, I can’t wait to talk about it. Look forward to my review this week. The narrative is about how power is abused and what the world might look like if people are held accountable for their actions. Without giving spoilers, it’s an intriguing take on telling a very relatable story through the superhero genre. And yes, it has queer representation.
Coming to the music playlists, the first is by one of the main characters Kogarashi or Ko. She has the ability to absorb the emotions of those around her.
Here’s the Spotify link.
Artist Sally Cantirino created a longer music playlist with 37 songs for readers to enjoy. Here’s the Spotify link.
You can go ahead and buy all five issues of The Final Girls over at comiXology right now. It’s free to read if you have a comiXology Unlimited subscription. I highly recommend checking out this series.
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