By: Liv Barista
In the comic Coronary: Episode One, plastic surgery is free and fashionable. To make matters worse, beauty magazines and advertisements have created an unattainable standard for women that has drove them to buy “miracle” pills and pushed them into the arms of plastic surgeons.
This groundbreaking comic series is so important for women of all ages in 2017. We live in an era where we have million women marches and are constantly being told what to do with our bodies by men. Coronary intends to put an end to this with it’s inspiring message that you’re beautiful the way you are.
With the majority of the characters being strong females this comic series is one of the few forms of media that passes the Bechdel test. The Bechdel test is simply a test of female characters, in order to pass it the media must have at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man or men. It’s pretty crazy that this test even needs to exist, it seems obvious that women should be able to talk about something other than men but sadly very few books and movies fail this test. That’s why it’s so important that Coronary does pass. In Coronary, three of the four main characters are badass women.
Another great subject Coronary covers is the treatment of women with mental illness. It’s all too real for women with mental illness to be told by society that nothing’s really wrong or that they’re crazy. Coronary addresses this issue by showing just how awful the treatment of mental illness can be and how helpful being supportive to those you love can be.
The Kickstarter for this project will be live for the next 35 days so be sure to get yourself a copy while you still can!
Here’s the cover and first five pages of the graphic novel: