ECCC 2018: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!
Jen and Tyler Bartel’s Magical Girls Pack a Punch in “Crystal Fighters”
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 28, 2018)—You’ve never seen magical girls like this! Co-writers Jen Bartel (Blackbird, America, Jem and the Holograms) and Tyler Bartel step into the ring for Crystal Fighters, a unique story described as Sailor Moon meets Street Fighter! Originally offered on the digital platform Stela, Dark Horse will publish the complete Chaos Arena: Crystal Fighters web comic series to trade paperback for the first time ever!
Crystal Fighters follows a bored teen named Stella who has grown up in a world fully immersed in virtual reality games. But like many teens, her parents restrict her gaming to safe “age-appropriate” games. Enter “Crystal Fighters,” a magical girl game filled with bright colors and nauseating positivity. But for Stella, things take a turn for the interesting when she discovers an underground magical girl fight club within the game that adds a whole new level of thrills and danger to her once mundane gaming experience. But the phrase “be careful what you wish for” soon takes on a whole new meaning as she discovers a dark side to the magical girls as she is pulled into a series of tournaments in the virtual reality game that could have real-world consequences.
Crystal Fighters TPB goes on sale August 29, 2018 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and your local comic shop.http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/eccc-2018-fight-like-a-girl/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Crystal-Fighters-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Crystal-Fighters-150x64.pngNews