There’s a few items I expect from CBS’ multi-cam sitcom Two Broke Girls and a positive outlet for comics discussion or commentary isn’t among such items. Let’s face it, the show is what it is — so color me surprised when a lead actress from the show illustrates support to the comics world.
Yet the lines in entertainment are blurring as proven by the fact that Two Broke Girls lead actress Beth Behrs is creating a comic book called Dents. The story, broken by THR focuses on a 14-year-old mutant in a postapocalyptic version of 2111. Behrs isn’t telling the story alone, she’s joined by musician and actor Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon). Wisely, the team tapped Renae De Liz (Legends of Wonder Woman) to contribute the first cover, already proving that the comic has potential.
Behrs seems to present ideology in this comic that clashes with some of the sentiments from the CBS sitcom noting that she wishes to “explore sexuality, feminism, environmental issues and prejudice through the eyes of our 14-year old heroine” she said. “Climate change activism is something that Matt and I are both very passionate about and it was important for us to incorporate sociopolitical elements into the comic.”
The story will be made available from web comic outlet LINE Webtoon and will be told in 26 parts, the comic is debuting in March, but has no ongoing artist attached yet.
Behrs and Singer aren’t the only actors and musicians turned-comic-book-writers. Max Bemis (Say Anything) recently completed Worst X-Men Ever for Marvel and Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) wrote The Umbrella Academy. Even wrestler CM Punk (UFC) is co-writing Drax for Marvel with Cullen Bunn (Sinestro).
Has the mere existence of Two Broke Girls already soured you on the premise of this comic? Are you willing to give Behrs and Doyle a chance? Have you (as I) read the works of Bemis, Punk or Way and been surprised at the quality of their output?