JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH & SUPERDAMES COMICS IN THE PRESS


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• BlackNerdProblems.com

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #2 IS MORE SCIENCE CRIME FIGHTING FUN

All of the features of the first issue are here: a great Golden Age look and feel, 3 different Jill Trent stories with different versions of who Jill can be, and plenty of ass-kicking sassy women heroes using their brains and their fists to catch bad guys. Read more...


• The Geekie Awards 

JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1

NOMINATED FOR BEST COMIC BOOK 2015

The Geekie Awards is aimed at placing geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. The Geekie Awards honor talented, independent creators and give them the opportunity to receive recognition in front of a worldwide audience and leaders in their respective industries. Read more...


• Bleeding Cool

Jill Trent, Science Sleuth: The Most Radical Comics Hero of the 1940s?

When modern readers discover Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, a comic book heroine originally published in the 1940s, they tend to think of her as a bit radical, revolutionary, ahead of her time. Even the acclaimed sci-fi novelist (and amateur comics historian) Saladin Ahmed recently declared that Jill Trent “might be 40s comics’ most radical hero.” Read more...


• Geekadelphia

Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #2 Feat. Artwork from Geek Award Winning Kelly Phillips

“I hadn’t been aware of Jill Trent previously, so this was a great way to learn about it,” Phillips said. “I love that these Jill Trent stories allow Jill to be an every woman. It gives readers so many avenues for identifying with the characters in the comics, and who doesn’t love reading a good science mystery?” Read more...


• Comics Worth Reading

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"The stories are action-packed, and it’s refreshing to see women fighting crime in regular clothes, winning out through brain power but not afraid to throw a few punches... This comic is a lot of fun, full of exciting, crazy ideas. Read more...


• Women Write About Comics

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"Hands down, my favorite part about the book is its character diversity. Each story has the likeness of Jill and Daisy re-imagined, giving the reader an option to really identify with the characters." Read more...


• Fangirl Nation

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"Both these women [Jill Trent and her partner, Daisy] are amazing in their own way and leave the reader captivated. While superheroes are awesome, its refreshing to see women who are not given special powers, save the day through good old science and logic." Read more...


• First Appearance Comics:

Indie Spotlight: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1 Review

Review:  ★★★★★

​"We love who Jill Trent is and what she represents.  As a new standard of what this character can bring to comics today, we cannot wait to see more of this fantastic Golden Age science sleuth." Read more...


• The Real Matt Show

A High School Engineering Teacher Reviews Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"These stories are all smart and clever and earnest in the way they give us two intelligent and powerful butt-kicking women who show girls especially, the power and fun of science. It’s great that each story is so different. ... The artwork is as varied as the stories, and each artist perfectly (not hyperbole — I really mean it) matches his artwork to the tone of the story being illustrated." Read more...


• Comic Bastards

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

Score: 4/5

"Jill Trent is one of those comics that you’re just glad exists.​" Read more...


• Comic Crusaders:

Preview: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"Suitable for all ages, the short stories in JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 include both a mix of “real” science and goofy sci-fi, celebrating women in science with an undercurrent of feminism." Read more...


• Comics Anonymous:

A Comic a Day in May – Day 31: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"What we end up with is actually 2 strong female leads who each have their own strengths which complement each other to make a complete team. Fun, high-paced and intriguing ... it’s a thrilling read with a great mix of themes."Read more...


• BlackNerdProblems.com:

JILL TRENT: SCIENCE SLEUTH — THROWBACK FUN WITH MODERN HEROINES

"Jill Trent: Science Sleuth is a blast to read. It dares you to imagine a new/old world of comics where the female lead isn’t a spin-off from the 'real hero' and the female sidekick is the one carrying the big guns." Read more...


• Pulp Cultured

Review: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1

"Jill Trent: Science Sleuth plays out like a Saturday morning cartoon from story to story, making each episode seem fresh, new, and packed full of laughs and conflicts that eventually get resolved... there's fun in each story and the diversity between art teams mixes things up well enough to keep us looking for issue two." Read more...


• SheKnows.com:

vintage comic gets a feminist reboot, and we want a copy right now!

"A team of writers and artists have taken a classic 1940s comic book and rebooted it for the modern age. What does that mean? It means Jill Trent, Science Sleuth gets a new life as the feminist heroine we've always wanted." Read more...


• Women Write About Comics:

Kickstarter of the week: jill trent, science sleuth #1

"With five different versions of the Science Sleuths, it opens up the characters to diversity while celebrating women in science and female characters in comics." Read more...


• io9.com:

CROWDFUND THIS: JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1

"We recently discussed Jill Trent as one of many public domain characters in need of a reboot - it looks like someone listened!" Read more...


• The Science and Entertainment Laboratory:

The Science Sleuths: Fighting Crime with ‘Science’ in Golden Era Comics

"Dressed in fashionable, yet demure, skirt suits these crime-fighting dames used science and their own expertise to beat the villains without the need for revealing costumes, secret identities, superpowers, or men." Read more...


• CNET:

Vintage Letters to the Editor Show Girls Always Loved Comics 

"Comics have an early history of being for everyone, and girls have always been all-aboard the funnybooks train. This is beautifully illustrated by a series of letters to comics publisher The Premium Group of Comics, dug up by women in comics blog Superdames." Read more...


• Krypton Radio:

Superdames Comics Contest for Aspiring Writers and Artists

"Relying on the belief  that 'the only way to break into comics is to make comics,' Superdames.org is looking to give writers and artists striving to break into the business that chance. ... The blog-turned-indie-comic-publisher is resurrecting Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, a popular heroine seen throughout comics in the 1940s and who is now in the public domain, as part of a planned anthology." Read more...




D.M. Higgins, editor

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