Ame-Comi Girls

The digital-first Ame-Comi Girls series features an alternate universe of all-female heroes and villains. The character designs are based on a series of anime-influenced collectible figures. It’s a joy to read a team book filled with reimagined female characters in every role, but it would have been nice if the costumes didn’t pander so much to the sexualized bishoujo figurine aesthetic. The series is action-packed and a lot of fun, and Power Girl plays a lead role starting in the Ame-Comi: Power Girl mini.

Release Schedule

Digital: published weekly via Comixology from May 28, 2012-Feb 18, 2013. Each weekly chapter = 10 print pages.
Print: published monthly from Oct 10, 2012-Oct 16, 2013. Each print issue collects 3 weekly installments (30 pages) for $4.99 USD.

Ame-Comi: Wonder Woman

[Power Girl does not appear]

Ame-Comi Girls #1 (2012)

Digital release: May 28-June 11, 2012
Print release: Oct 10, 2012
Script: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Pencils: Amanda Conner (p1-20); Tony Akins (p21-30); Inks: Amanda Conner (p1-20); Walden Wong (p21-30); Colors: Paul Mounts
Cover by Amanda Conner; Variant print cover by Dustin Nguyen

Description: The US Military has information about a pending attack on a mysterious island named Themyscira. Other than the name, the only thing known about the island is that it is populated by a race of female warriors. Fortunately, these Amazons are also forewarned about the attack and prepare for battle. One special warrior, Princess Diana, can taste victory…if only she could convince her mother she is truly ready to fight!

Characters:
Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Queen Hippolyta; Areto; Cheetah; Catwoman; Poison Ivy; Duela Dent

Ame-Comi: Batgirl

[Power Girl does not appear]

Ame-Comi Girls #2 (2012)

Digital release: June 18-July 2, 2012
Print release: Nov 14, 2012
Script: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art: Sanford Greenee; Colors: Randy Mayor

Description: Batgirl and Robin have put aside the costumes and are ready to hit the town for a little fun–that is, until Poison Ivy turns up to create some chaos. And when two of her friends join, the Dynamic duo find themselves outnumbered.

Characters:
Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Robin [Carrie]; Jim Gordon; Poison Ivy; Catwoman; Harley Quinn; Duela Dent; Cheetah; Steel [Natasha Irons]

Ame-Comi: Duela Dent

[Power Girl does not appear]

Ame-Comi Girls #3 (2012)

Digital release: July 9-July 23, 2012
Print release: Dec 12, 2012
Script: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art: Ted Naifeh; Colors: Randy Mayor

Description: Welcome to the House of Dent, where young Duela spends her days under the insane eye of her father, a low-level hood named Jack “The Joker” Dent. See how she goes from a precocious little girl to the green-haired master criminal who lives to terrorize Gotham!

Characters:
Duela Dent; Gamblin’ Jack the Joker Dent; Jim Gordon; Batgirl; Harley Quinn; Poison Ivy; Catwoman; Cheetah; Steel; Robin; Flash [Jessie Quick]; Brainiac

Ame-Comi: Power Girl

Ame-Comi Girls #4 (2012)

Digital release: July 30-Aug 13, 2012
Print release: Jan 16, 2013
Script: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art: Mike Bowden; Colors: Randy Mayor
Cover Art: Emanuela Luppacchino; Cover Colors: Fabio Mantovani

Description: A typical day in the life of Kara Jor-El, aka Power Girl, mighty defender of Metropolis: stopping Somali pirates, rescuing journalists, defending the Starr Industries building from robot attackers… You’d think that would be enough for one day, but it’s about to get a LOT worse!

Characters:
Power Girl [Kara Jor-El]; James Olsen; The Silver Banshees; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Manhunters (mecha-police empowered by the Guardians of the Galaxy); Brainiac

Ame-Comi: Supergirl

Ame-Comi Girls #5 (2012)

Digital release: Aug 20-Sep 3, 2012
Print release: Feb 13, 2013
Script: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art: Santi Casas; Colors: Randy Mayor
Cover Art: Emanuela Luppacchino; Cover Colors: Fabio Mantovani

Description: Why has Supergirl come to Earth, and what’s the connection between her appearance and Brainiac? Power Girl better figure it out fast, because Brainiac’s android army is about to attack!

Characters:
Supergirl; Jor-El (flashback); Zor-El (flashback); Power Girl; Manhunters; Brainiac; Poison Ivy; Harley Quinn; Duela Dent; Steel; Catwoman; Robin; Flash; Wonder Woman

Ame-Comi Girls #1

Digital release: Sep 10-24, 2012- as Ame-Comi Girls #1-3: Rise of the Brainiac Part 1-3
Print release: Mar 6, 2013
Art by Eduardo Francisco; Colors by David Lopez and Santi Casas of Ikari Studio
Cover Art by Eduardo Francisco; Cover Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: The Ame-Comi Girls team up for the final showdown with Brainiac. The adventure began in the Ame-Comi character specials…the action continues here, in the first chapter of the ongoing series! Ultra-powerful Dark Supergirl faces off against Wonder Woman and the team, while Batgirl and Power Girl each try to find a way to cripple Brainiac’s plan to destroy all life!

Characters:
Wonder Woman; Supergirl; Power Girl; Flash; Steel; Catwoman; Batgirl; Robin; Catwoman; Brainiac; Duela Dent; Poison Ivy; Harley Quinn; Manhunters

Ame-Comi Girls #2

Digital release: Oct 1-15, 2012 as Ame-Comi Girls #4-6: Rise of the Brainiac Part 4-6
Print release: Apr 3, 2013
Art by Eduardo Francisco; Colors by Wes Hartman
Cover Art by Eduardo Francisco; Cover Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: The battle continues as Power Girl fights Brainiac at the Earth’s core for the planet’s survival. On Brainiac’s ship, an unlikely team of heroines and villains come together to do their part. Will Batgirl and Robin help save the world, only to be grounded by their parents?

Characters:
Wonder Woman; Supergirl; Power Girl; Flash; Steel; Catwoman; Batgirl; Robin; Catwoman; Brainiac; Duela Dent; Poison Ivy; Harley Quinn; Steve Trevor; Guardians of the Universe; Mr. and Mrs. Kelly; Commissioner Gordon

Ame-Comi Girls #3

[Power Girl does not appear]

Digital release: Oct 22-Nov 5, 2012 as Ame-Comi Girls #7-9
Print release: May 1, 2013
Cover by Sanford Greene; Art by Santi Casas; Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: Introducing Jade, the Green Lantern of the Ame-Comi Universe! But can she stop the new villain known as the Flying Guillotine? Plus: Power Girl goes head-to-head with Star Sapphire!

Characters:
Green Lantern [Jade Yifei]; Ju-Long Yifei; Mr. Yifei (Jade’s father); Flying Guillotine; Weaponers of Qward; Power Girl; Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris]; Jimmy Olsen

Ame-Comi Girls #4

Digital release: Nov 12-26, 2012 as Ame-Comi Girls #10-12
Print release: Jun 5, 2013
Cover by Jonboy Meyers; Art by Eduardo Francisco; Derek Donovan; Colors by Wes Hartman; Randy Mayor

Description: When the power of the Star Sapphire takes control of Carol Ferris, its strength can put even Power Girl in danger! Will Green Lantern be able to save her…and free Carol from the corrupting power of the Sapphire?

Characters:
Power Girl; Star Sapphire; Jimmy Olsen; Green Lantern; The Atom [Avril Palmer]; Supergirl; Sinestra; Green Lantern [Tomara-Re]; Guardians of the Universe

Ame-Comi Girls #5

[Power Girl does not appear]

Digital release: Dec 3-17, 2012 as Ame-Comi Girls #13-15
Print release: Jul 3, 2013
Cover by Eddie Nunez; Art by Horacio Domingues & Andres Ponce; Ted Naifeh;
Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: Welcome to Thanagar, the home of Shayera Thath, better known as Hawkgirl! Even from a young age, she was feisty and fought for justice. As an adult she uses these gifts to protect her community. But when Sinestra arrives on Thanagar, will she be able to stop her from destroying everything she loves?

Characters:
Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol/Thath]; Katar Hol; Alana Strange; Metra; Maria Rhea Strange (Alana’s mother); Sardath (Alana’s father)

Ame-Comi Girls #6

Digital release: Dec 24, 2012-Jan 7, 2013 as Ame-Comi Girls #16-18
Print release: Aug 7, 2013
Cover by Jonboy Meyers, Ariel Olivetti
Art by Eduardo Francisco; Moritat &t; Phil Winslade; Horacio Domingues & Rueben Gonzalez;
Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: The world’s heroines are whisked away to the Planet Rann to team up with Hawkgirl and Alana Strange against the mighty and evil Sinestra. Sinestra’s focused her attention towards Earth, and these powerful women, armed with a weapon of incalculable power, are the planet’s last hope!

Characters:
Power Girl; Supergirl; Batgirl; Robin; Commissioner Gordon; Steve Trevor; Wonder Woman; Flash; Green Lantern; Steel; Alana Strange; Hawkgirl; Sinestra [Paralactic]; Metra; Guardians of the Universe

Ame-Comi Girls #7

[Power Girl does not appear]

Digital release: Jan 14-28, 2013 as Ame-Comi Girls #19-21
Print release: Sep 4, 2013
Cover by Eduardo Francisco; Art by Horacio Domingues & Rueben Gonzalez; Colors by Randy Mayor

Description: Introducing the Teen Hellions, the creepiest, coolest super heroine team around! When zombie-slash-crimefighting queen Jessie Quick (aka the Flash) encounters a vampire named Red Raven sucking the life out of a bad guy, she’s intrigued. Will Jessie join Red Raven in her spooky girl gang?

Characters:
Teen Hellions [Flash; Red Raven; Cyborg; Starfire; Beast Grrl; Tempest]; Trigon; Parademons; Big Barda; Pirate Furies; Mistress Darkseid; Grannie Goodness

Ame-Comi Girls #8 [FINAL]

Digital release: Feb 4-18, 2013 as Ame-Comi Girls #22-24
Print release: Oct 16, 2013
Cover by Eduardo Francisco
Art by Adam Archer; Steven Cummings
Colors by Adam Archer; Randy Mayor

Description: Make way for Big Barda and her band of Female Furies! These inter-galactic space pirates run into more than they bargained for when they find themselves face to face with Darkseid’s imperial murder ship. Never one to back down from a fight, will Barda put her ship and crew at risk to take on the malevolent mistress of Apokolips?

Collected Editions

Ame-Comi Girls Vol. 1

Available on Amazon.com

Collects: Ame-Comi Girls #1-5
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists: Amanda Conner, Tony Akins, Walden Wong, Sanford Greene, Ted Naifeh, Mike Bowden and Santi Casas
On sale: Oct 1, 2013
$14.99 USD, 168 pages

Description: "Wonder Woman must stop an attack on Themyscira, Batgirl falls into Duela Dent’s trap, Supergirl and Power Girl confront a space invasion and much more!"

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