NYCC 2018: Female Vigilante TV Series Sweet/Vicious Gets A Comic From Black Mask
by Olly MacNamee
Telling the story of two young women becoming vigilantes to combat sexual assaults on their college campus, Sweet/Vicious’s story will be continued in comic book form courtesy of Black Mask and written by show-creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
The Sweet/Vicious comic will be a continuation of the story started in season one of the series. After Jules was raped and her University did nothing to help her, she takes matters into her own hands becoming a vigilante who seeks justice for survivors of sexual assault and other abuse at her school. When the campus weed dealer and all-around troublemaker Ophelia Mayer finds out about Jules’ after-school activity, the two join forces and work together to take down those that are getting away with wrong-doing. Told through the eyes of two ass-kicking young feminists, the comic will examine and explore the patriarchal institutions that have allowed this behavior to become so pervasive in today’s world.
While the series’ creative team is still being assembled, we do know that artists Maria Llovet, Emily Pearson, and Kiki Jenkins provided concept art for Robinson’s comic book re-envisioning of the characters. The issue # 1 cover (above) was illustrated by artist Skylar Patridge.