Chloe is a queer, trans woman living in Cream City, a Midwestern city loosely based on Milwaukee. She goes to work, she loves her Girlfriend. She’s headstrong and never thinks things through. But mostly? She’s just getting by. That is, she WAS just getting by. But when she almost gets assaulted by a former friend, she suddenly discovers that she as SUPER POWERS! Specifically? Super strength and the ability to shield herself from danger.

So what do you do when you’re a bull-headed millennial dealing with suddenly having super powers? You don a mask and become The Blue Valkyrie, of course. Why The Blue Valkyrie? Well, she just liked the name!

The Blue Valkyrie is a superhero comic about identity, community, and what kind of hero the world really needs. Written by Emily Riesbeck, drawn by David Mitchell, edited by Robin Bellaneau.

Emily’s short comics have been featured in anthologies such as Chubby and Local Haunts. Their debut graphic novel, It’s Your Funeral, will be published by Iron Circus Comics in 2020. Emily was born and raised in McHenry, Illinois and lives in Chicago with their two partners and their cat. When not writing comics, Emily enjoys playing tabletop roleplaying game. You can find out more of Emily’s work on

David John Mitchell is a freelance illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois. He works on numerous ongoing projects, including The Blue Valkyrie (w. Emily Reisbeck) and Sidlings (w. Dee Emm Elms). He has done diverse freelance work including children’s book illustration, background paintings for animated films, posters for theater companies, and concept art for contemporary artists’ project proposals. He periodically writes theory & criticism about comic art. He graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. During the day he works for a contemporary art gallery.