Updated on 16 October, 2021
Agnes Comic strip is one of the most loved syndicated American comic strips. Agnes was drawn by Tony Cochran and features her mother, wife, and two children. Agnes started her strip at the age of six and continued to feature it until she went on to become an adult. Her mother constantly tells her to draw what she feels, and she does. Today, she lives in North Carolina.
Agnes Comic has featured many famous comic book people, like Batman's villains, Robin, Batgirl, The Riddler, The Joker, The Phantom, The Green Hornet, and many others. She has also featured many lesser known characters, like the sword lady Etienne. Etienne is a Frenchois fencing master who tries to recruit young women to join in his tournaments to fight with him for the right to use the sword. He teaches them to be strong, graceful, and fair, just like his favorite sport, fencing.
The first issue of Agnes Comic was a follow-up to her hit first volume where she took on The Riddler. She fought and defeated him, but then he escaped. She tried again to catch The Riddler, but he had been seen by The Phantom, who was seeking to find someone to kill in order to claim the mysterious blade he had been told about. In the third issue, she finally catches The Riddler, but not before he leaves her a priceless gemstone that will take up the mantle of The Savage Sword.
The early issues of Agnes Comic feature John Stuart, a corrupt detective who is the main suspect in several murder cases. He is obsessed with finding proof of a witness's murder, and often goes after the wrong suspects. John stumbles upon the woman who killed his best friend Etienne, and tracks her to an island paradise where she transforms into a hideous monster. John then assumes the identity of the Savage Sword Girl, and sets out to help Etienne's father, a justice official, stop a killer spree that includes killing the heads of several people.
Etienne is a talented musician, and is often depicted as holding onto her guitar while she performs. It is revealed that she has a metal glove that allows her to channel her energy. John's fascination with her drives him to go after her in an effort to save the life of his dead father. John and Etienne become friends, although they are constantly trying to avoid becoming too close to one another. Eventually, John discovers the real reason why Etienne is so drawn to the sword, which involves gaining access to a mysterious mystical force that allows her to transform herself into the Savage Sword Girl.
While most of the characters from the Agnes Comic series are female, there are still a few male characters. One of them, Arleth, is a man who is obsessed with the strength he feels coming from a sword. Another man, Stump, becomes the primary antagonist in the series. His transformation into a monster also includes becoming obsessed with the sword, causing him to destroy the only safe place he thinks he may find, his home.
The comic series ends with a thrilling battle between the good guys and the evil Stump and John. Stump flees the scene while John deals with an emotional dilemma. It is possible that future episodes will focus on the relationship between John and Stump. Other characters from the series include Dr. Isaac, a scientist who is obsessed with getting a cure for the deadly plague that killed his family; Beorn, a giant sea spider; and Mouse, a pirate who uses his abilities to foil villains.
Agnes Comic is one of the first graphic novels based on a comic book. Most of the characters from the comic are inspired by characters that feature in the Marvel Universe. Some of the most notable examples are the X-Men, Batman, and Superman. Agnes has also created a couple of original characters for the series such as a vampire who can transform into a werewolf and an evil robot who can change into a human being.