TINI HOWARD & TRINA ROBBINS Join Marvel's FEARLESS #4

Tini Howard and Trina Robbins
Tini Howard and Trina Robbins
Credit: Tini Howard / Wizard World
Credit: Yasmine Putri (Marvel Comics)

Writers Tini Howard and Trina Robbins have been added to October 23's Fearless #4 from Marvel Comics.

Howard will be writing a piece about Namora that the publisher describes as a "'classic character' story."

Robbins is writing a story about female comic creators who worked in the North American comic inudstry during World War II - including some at Timely Comics, Marvel's predecessor.

"During World War II, most of the men who drew comics either enlisted or were drafted to fight overseas. But comics still needed artists, so for the first time since the birth of the industry, comic book publishers hired women to draw their books," Robbins told Marvel.com.

"For the previously male-oriented industry, this was a revolution, and Marvel, then publishing under the name Timely, was at the forefront of the revolution, hiring talented women artists like Ruth Atkinson, Fran Hopper, Valerie Barclay, and Pauline Loth," Robbins continued. "The new women artists drew what they knew best: cute and peppy teenaged heroines, and in an industry that had specialized in male Super Heroes fighting each other, the new teen comics were a revolution, too. Heroines like Patsy Walker, drawn for the first year of her comic by Ruth Atkinson and Fran Hopper, and even teen Super Hero Miss America, drawn by Pauline Loth, used their brains rather than their fists to solve problems."

The artists on Howard's and Robbins' stories have not been named.

Here is the updated solicitation for the issue:

FEARLESS #4 (of 4)
SEANAN MCGUIRE, TINI HOWARD, TRINA ROBBINS & more (W)
CLAIRE ROE & MORE (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Connecting variant cover by JENNY FRISON
MS. MARVEL’S HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!
She may be one of the youngest Avengers ever, but don’t underestimate the protector of Jersey City. Kamala Khan teams up with Captain Marvel, Storm and Invisible Woman for the summer camp save of the century! Then, classic character Namora takes center stage in the ultimate beach read! And don’t miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

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