ComicList Previews: SMART GIRL HC

by Charles LePage

SMART-GIRL-COVER-198x300 ComicList Previews: SMART GIRL HCDagnino debuts his stunning story about a rogue android who has become self-aware and discovers what it means to be alive.

In the near future, tech giant Gorgona holds a monopoly on computer-human interfaces known as Schemata. These androids have become ubiquitous with everyday life across the world.

Yuki, un-affectionately called ‘scrappy’ by her owner, is a Smart Girl – an android servant used for everything from security and domestics to carnal pleasure. When she starts to malfunction, she is soon to be replaced and destroyed. But something in her changes, and Yuki doesn’t accept her end, instead, she becomes self-aware…

Taking a stand against her abusive master, Yuki goes on the run. Believed to be defective and hostile, she is hunted by Gorgona, and plans to fight back for the only thing that truly matters – her right to life and freedom.

Smart Girl
Creator: Fernando Dagnino
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 208pp, $29.99, £26.99
On sale November 2021
ISBN: 9781787737198

About the Creator: Fernando Dagnino is a Spanish artist who has worked as a comic book illustrator for many publishers, including DC and Marvel. Dagnino worked for The Walt Disney Company’s Imagineers designing an attraction permanently exhibited in Florida. In 2008, Dagnino abandoned the advertising industry to start to work for DC Comics exclusively. That same year he published his first children’s book (Kasandra y la Rebelión de los niños). Dagnino became the regular penciller of the comic Superman with issue #692. He also did the art for the Green Lantern Prequel Special: Sinestro #1. As part of DC Comics’ company-wide 2011 title relaunch, The New 52, Dagnino was made the artist on Resurrection Man. He subsequently took over art duties on Suicide Squad, beginning with issue #9. In 2020, Dagnino was assigned as the artist for Titan’s Blade Runner: Origins comic.

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