“Wynter”: Cheering for a New Scifi Comics Heroine

Review by Mary Sheridan

Two words:  Blown Away.

“Wynter” is a new monthly comic book series from New Worlds Comics, with writer Guy Hasson and artist Aron Elekes. It’s a must-read for fans of SciFi and dystopian stories plus one of our top favorite themes here at FANgirl: strong female characters.

Protagonist Liz Wynter is the right mix of youth and maturity to appeal to a wide demographic. Teens will understand the 17-year-old, and the complexity of her situation as she approaches adulthood will also capture the interest of adult readers.

Wynter lives in a complex society that reflects so many current popular and relevant themes including a fresh take on a dystopian future and the dangerous potential for technological advancements. The world-building is layered and fascinating, incorporating mature themes without making them blatantly gratuitous. The parts all fit together. Volumes 1 and 2 pass my personal litmus test with flying colors because they left me wanting more.

The artwork in the “Wynter” series is superb. Its edgy feel is a perfect fit for the story being told. In fact, the combination of story and visuals come together with the feel of a cross-section of movies from Blade Runner to Terminator to Divergent.

There is no higher compliment than to say first, the next issue can’t be released soon enough, and second, I really care about what happens to Liz Wynter.

It’s a thrill to root for another new female heroine in scifi.


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Mary is a retired Registered Nurse who specialized in Trauma and Emergency medicine. She loves the space opera of Star Wars, most Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, and comic books. Mary can be contacted at galacticmatters@mail.com or visit her blog galacticmatters.

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