Yankee Girl fans had better hang onto their socks and get ready for the big Yankee Girl: Stars and Stripes Forever one-shot coming in February of 2012. Just take a look at these scans of the first few pages of pencils from the lead story drawn by Eric Coile. If this isn’t the best on-paper rendition of YG yet seen, I’ll eat my hat!! When Eric first came on board with AC in 1995 (in the now-historic Femforce #81) he was a talented storyteller and illustrator, but in the intervening years (including a long stretch out of the public eye) he has really honed his skills to a spectacular degree. Of course readers who have seen his recent work in Miss Masque Strikes Back #1 and on Stormy Tempest in Femforce #156 (and returning in #158!) know exactly what I mean. But this YG saga looks even better, if that’s possible. This Bill Black-scripted retro lead story will run a full 16-pages, and feature the villainous Panda, Lady Luger, the Avenger, and other suprise guest-stars. The 96-page blockbuster volume will feature two more all-new, never-before-seen YG stories , and actually have a higher proportion of new material vs. classic reprints than did the Miss Masque Strikes Back one-shot from 2011. So, be sure to preorder your copy of Yankee Girl: Stars and Stripes forever at your comic book retailer today!! Simply tell him you want Yankee Girl: Stars and Stripes Forever #1, listed on page 224 of the December issue of Diamond Previews, with a catalog product # of STY458154, and a DCD item # of DEC110766. That’s all the information he’ll need to order you the book, so run out and do it now!
– December 6, 2011