Shelly Bond Announces All-Star Team For Femme Magnifique

Shelly Bond was hired by former Vertigo editor Karen Berger one month after the founding of the DC Comics imprint, and over the next two decades had a hand in such acclaimed titles as "The Sandman," "Hellblazer," "Fables" and "Lucifer." She succeeded Berger as executive editor of Vertigo in late 2012, only to depart the publisher last year amid a "restructuring" of the imprint.

Since then, many fans of great comics have been waiting to see what Bond would do next. It turns out that project is an anthology called "Femme Magnifique," which boasts an impressive lineup of creators.

The comic tells the story of real women trailblazers across many different fields and walks of life. It will include stories about astronauts, reporters, artists, musicians and politicians, among others. In the announcement of the project, Bond said "the idea came about immediately after the election. It was the perfect time to take a missed opportunity for women and channel our collective energy into something insightful, full of positivity, that we can pass on to future generations. 'Femme Magnifique' is a graphic novel anthology designed to salute not only the fearless women who toppled the status quo, but also the outstanding writers and artists who infuse their personal stories of ambition and discovery onto the comic book page.”

If you needed anything else to sell you on this book, Bond has has assembled an all-star creator roster that includes:

  • Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman)
  • David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)
  • Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)
  • Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic)
  • Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics)
  • Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles)
  • Tamra Bonvillain Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur)
  • Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple)
  • Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil)
  • Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page
  • Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts)
  • Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes)
  • Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn)
  • Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird)
  • Jamie Coe (Art Schooled)
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County)
  • Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who)
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly)
  • Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen)
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet)
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover)
  • Tess Fowler (Rat Queens)
  • Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love)
  • Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned)
  • Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Che Grayson (Rigamo)
  • Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist)
  • Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten)
  • Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets)
  • Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News)
  • Megan Hutchison (Rockstars)
  • Tini Howard (The Skeptics)
  • Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New)
  • Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology),
  • Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman)
  • Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings)
  • Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate)
  • Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves)
  • Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)
  • Leah Moore (Albion)
  • Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey)
  • Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust)
  • Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)
  • Laurie Penny (The Guardian)
  • Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You)
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes)
  • Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6)
  • Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust)
  • Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones)
  • Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room)
  • Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother)
  • Matt Wagner (Grendel)
  • Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance)
  • Maris Wicks (Science Comics)
  • Annie Wu (Black Canary)
  • Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats)
  • Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)

All of that, with the promise of more names to come. No release date has been announced.

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