If you plan on picking up Last Rebel or simply like the idea, here’s a list I’ve put together of some comics I think you might also enjoy. I guess the overarching theme here would be strong female characters, but each one of these also shares some similarities with one of the 4 stories in Last Rebel. If one of these takes your fancy, your local comic book store should be you first port of call. I’m sure there’s many more, but these are just from what I’ve been reading myself.
“In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there…”
This is certainly a comic that grows on you the more you read it. The more we get to know the dangerous and precise Forever Carlyle, who is developed from an almost robotic bruiser for her family to someone who gives us a distinct perspective, the more intriguing the world gets
“Barbara Gordon’s ready for a fresh start. She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl!”
This reboot of Batgirl has some of the funnest page layouts and manages to be savvy and modern even though it’s set in the world of Batman.
“Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There’s one hero that’s beaten them all-and now she’s got her own ongoing series! (Not that she’s bragging.) That’s right, you asked for it, you got it, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! (She’s also starting college this semester.) It’s the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!”
An utter delight of a comic. You will be smiling whilst reading.
“When the world’s greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet’s got a dark secret buried in her past… because she’s also the most dangerous woman alive!”
Velvet features an older Female protagonist which is something you don’t often see in comics. It’s stylish and very James Bond-y. The creative team always deliver it must be said.
“Alone at the end of the world, Aria is woman with a mission! Traipsing through an overgrown city with her only companion, a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria’s search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power has been fruitless so far. But when a run in with a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she’ll face death head on in the hopes of claiming her prize and, if all goes according to plan, finally returning home.”
I recently read this in one sitting and couldn’t get over the similarities with Last Rebel. The pages are bright and deceitfully simple and it manages to establish it’s post-apocalyptic world and characters from the get-go.
“The world’s greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d’arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it’s not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!”
Great original concept and lovely, lovely artwork.
I hope some of you will try some of these if they are new to you.