With a new Netflix series based on the comic airing now, Avatar Press is collecting their recent Warrior Nun comic reboot into a graphic novel. The Kickstarter campaign to fund the book has more than quadrupled the initial goal and continues to rise. With one day left, here is a final look at the series, Warrior Nun: Dora, and how you can get your copy before it's too late.
If you love the Netflix show, you'll love Warrior Nun: Dora
The reinvented Warrior Nun comic matches the tone of the Netflix show, with dynamic characters, a balance of humor and drama, and snappy dialogue that doesn't ever undercut the drama and horror. Its approach to the tone and demonic threat feels like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, mixing the heroic energy of superhero comics and the darker, grim horror you'd expect from Avatar Press. Writer Pat Shand (Destiny, NY; Snap Flash Hustle) and Avatar-mainstay artist Daniel Gete (Sitched: Terror) make up the creative team for the series, which brought in positive reviews during its release as single issues last year.
Reading With a Flight ring wrote of Gete's artwork:
By all that heaven allows is the interior artwork here that good. The linework we see is exquisite and how the varying weights are utilised to bring about this level of attention to detail is beyond stunning. From the softness of teenage faces to the wizened look of the nuns and the horrific visage of the demons everything is so distinct and interesting to see. The composition inside the panels is perfectly done…
With the series now heating up on Netflix, Warrior Nun: Dora is a tonal match to the show… with one major difference.
Welcome to the 90s
While the TV show is thoroughly modern, the comic flashes back to a different time. A time of grunge, flannel, and Satanic Panic. Bleeding Cool earlier called the new comic revival "the Lesbian Grunge 90s Buffy We Always Wanted." In an interview with publisher William Christensen, writer Pat Shand, who may or may not be going to hell because of bread, said:
A few reasons, but the 1990s was a very DIY era – one that leans hard into the indie feel. Also, the 1990s was my era. I grew up as a 90s/2000s kid, so I don't have the nostalgia for the 80s content that's getting a big boost in pop culture now. I can watch "Stranger Things" and just enjoy it as a TV show, but it doesn't make me feel that yearning for the 80s. I wanted to give comics readers something that feels like that, though, a comic written in the modern style that lives in the 90s. Dora's style, her energy, all of it – the 90s was a time where it was cool to rebel against everything, and she's got some of that going on.
I wonder if the characters have any pogs. If you enjoy the TV series, Warrior Nun: Dora feels like a prequel, approaching the concept with that rebellious 90s energy.
Here's where the collectors and the original fans of Ben Dunn's original comic will rejoice. In addition to paperback and hardcover options for Warrior Nun: Dora, the Kickstarter includes exclusive collector's items, such as the original, the OG, the one that started it all… Warrior Nun: Areala.
And even a chance to get original pin-up art by Daniel Gete along with the hardcover Warrior Nun comic:
Warrior Nun: Dora ends on Kickstarter tomorrow.
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