Go Girl!: The Time Team

November 15, 2004 | Comics


Go Girl!: The Time Team
Trina Robbins, Anne Timmons
Dark Horse Books
$5.95 US (paperback)
1/2 (out of five)

It can be fairly said that there aren’t nearly enough positive female super-hero comics series on the market.
It is also true that many writers still fall back on the cliché of having women be damsels in distress, while men are swooping down to rescue them.
This is due, in large part, to the fact that most comics are still written by men. And while we live in an era where some of the best series on the market are being written and illustrated by women — Devin Grayson on Nightwing, Gail Simone on Birds Of Prey and Pia Guerra on Y: The Last Man spring to mind — few comics have ever tried to bash you over the head with feminist claptrap like Go Girl!
Written by noted creator Trina Robbins, with art by Anne Timmons, Go Girl! is supposed to be about a teen girl with superpowers, a female science nerd and a cheerleader who accidentally travel back in time, where the have to overcome their differences and work together to get home.
Instead of being a message of female unity and empowerment, Go Girl! is hokey, childish and comes off like something done for a grade school project.
It is clear that this book is supposed to be tongue in cheek and a tip of the hat to a simpler time of comic storytelling, but with a feminist edge, but it misses the mark badly and just comes off as a colossal waste of time.

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