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The second volume of Fantagraphics’ historic series collecting Spain Rodriguez’s most important comics, Warrior Women, features the striking women he created with pen and ink, from young Rita Velveeta to senior skateboarder Granny McGurk. His most memorable characters are ferocious femmes fatale — gorgeous and deadly women who can slash and slaughter as fast as any man. You’ll find them all in this volume: the Leather Nun, Nasty Elaine, Mara Mistress of the Void, Sangrella, and his ultimate independent woman, Big Bitch!
In a revealing essay, the women who knew Spain best describe their relationships with the author. From Janet, his first serious girlfriend, to Susan, the woman he married, and Nora, the daughter they raised together, it's clear that he inspired strong emotions from the ladies he loved and who loved him.
This collection of stories about women warriors appeared in Zap Comix, Young Lust, Mean Bitch Thrills, Weirdo, Thrasher Comics, and many others, part of Spain’s prolific contributions to the comic medium over a six-decade career.