Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sexy killer vigilante nun Evangeline helps tone down rhetoric on Red Planet in 1980's comic book Guns of Mars

Here’s a timely free read: Evangeline: Guns of Mars, a 1980’s science fiction comic book created and written by the then-husband-and-wife team of Chuck Dixon & Judith Hunt, in which Sister "Blondie" Evangeline is dispatched to the Red Planet by Cardinal Szn to help tone down the rhetoric following the savage massacre of defenseless nuns and orphans at a remote Catholic mission.

According to Wikipedia, co-creator Judith Hunt stated that the short-lived Evangeline comic book series "lost its original complexity and feminist standpoint and became just another excuse for depictions of gratuitous sex and violence."

Thanks to Australian SF mega-fan Blue Tyson for the link!

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