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Here we are at the last issue. The Queen is dead, but the trial continues; once again I've skipped all the trial pages and am just posting the post-verdict part of the story.

Suggested tags: title: sisterhood of steel, creator: Christy Marx, publisher: epic. click to see one last Boronwe vs Vandalis confrontation )
Coming up next: the Sisterhood of Steel graphic novel. Featuring much, much better art than in the comic book series, and also much, much more violence.

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
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This issue feature's Boronwë's trial for treason. Which means it's mostly talking heads and visually very boring. I decided to just post an excerpt from the first half of the comic, where we meet Boronwë's lawyer and discover the source of the animosity between Vandalis and Lanna.

Suggested tags: creator: christy marx, publisher: epic, and title: Sisterhood of Steel. insert clever blurb to entice people to click here )

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
glaurung_quena: (Boronwe)
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Picking up where we left off before the holiday, with Sisterhood of Steel #6.

The narrative style of the series so far had been to have around 2 or 3 subplots per issue. With issue 6, that changes as Marx realized she wasn't going to have very many more issues and set out to wrap things up before cancellation. So trimming pages from this issue was really, really hard, and there's a lot of plot to summarize. so let's get to it, shall we? )
Suggested tags are: title: Sisterhood of Steel, creator: Christy Marx, publisher: Epic.

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
glaurung_quena: (Boronwe)
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We start off with a brief recap:

(click to embiggen) Boronwe's life only gets more complicated from here )Only 3 more issues to go, and then I'll post excerpts from the graphic novel. Once again, while these comics were never reprinted, several complete sets are available on ebay for below cover price, and torrents of the series are also available.

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
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This is Glespa, the commander of the Sisterhood's fortress at Orange-Phyrus:


don't get on her bad side )

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
glaurung_quena: (Boronwe)
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There's a lot of setup in this issue for future developments. Rather than try to post excerpts from that, I decided to post the last nine pages, in which Boronwë's ship is attacked by slaver pirates.



The first 19 pages in brief: Boronwë is going off on a ship with a bunch of other cadets to their first post-graduation assignment, at the Sisterhood's fortress between the twin cities of Orange and Phyrus. The Queen of the Sisterhood sends two of her chief officers on the same ship, to secure renewal of the Sisterhood's treaty with them. The future of the treaty is somewhat in doubt as Andras, the leader of the slave traders of Giaour, has been bribing O'mah, prince of Orange. but enough of that, on to the pirate battle! )

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
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The first issue introduces the protagonist, Boronwë, and tells us the origin of the Sisterhood. It also sets up the conflict between Boronwë and the princess Vandalis. That conflict takes centre stage in this issue, but first we get this lovely double splash as Boronwë equips herself with weapons and armour.


(click to embiggen)

That splash encapsulates several of the things that rock about this series: characters of varying body types, multiracial casting, and fantasy warrior women who actually wear real armour and have real muscles.
less politics, more ass-kicking in this issue )

So, issue 2 has: ninjas, pirates, drug trips, assassination attempts, sword fights, and psychedelic-assisted sisterly bonding. What more can you ask for from a comic? Well, the next issue has international politics, slave traders, and more pirates.

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.
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Set the wayback machine to 1984. Vertigo wasn't even a twinkle in DC's eye, but Marvel had a line of creator-owned, "indy" type comics called Epic. One of the series Epic put out, "Sisterhood of Steel," was about an island of warrior women (no men allowed) and the adventures of young Boronwë, a novice member of the Sisterhood's military.




An alternate universe fantasy series written by a woman about separatist kick-ass warrior women that did not feature chainmail bikinis, gratuitous nudity, or cheesecake was naturally doomed to a short life, and the series ended after only eight issues. But what wonderful issues they were.

The first issue was very hard to condense into 9 pages (28 pages of story per issue). In the end, I decided to go with the political intrigue instead of the history of the origins of the sisterhood, the roommate plot, or Boronwë's final exams. I'll try to summarize what's missing.

political intrigue instead of cheesecake - the 80's were a very different time )

Christy Marx has a website page devoted to Sisterhood of Steel; she has (I assume signed) copies of all issues available for sale, as well as posters and prints.

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