Meet Janet: The Scissor-Carrying, Jerk-Smacking Superhero We Deserve

Aug 9 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they carry scissors. That's the case with Janet: a hero only to herself. The green and mildly terrifying (in the very best way) hero was created by Luca for a "make a new superhero" brief at art day camp. Luca's mom, Amanda Mancino, shared the incredible drawing, and I have to say, I'm ready for The CW to work with them to make a series all about Janet.

https://twitter.com/Manda_like_wine/status/894583081662730241

Janet's ability is that she "cuts people in half with giant scissors." You can see how they're dripping blood in the above image. And that twig? Luca said it's a twig Janet smacks down jerks with. What I would give to have a jerk-smacking twig!

https://twitter.com/Manda_like_wine/status/894953523884027904

Luca, you are the coolest.

Twitter lost their minds over the drawing for obvious reasons and responded with art of Janet and and even some quick cosplay. Hey, sometimes we need a green-skinned, scissor-wielding hero to unite us and remind us the internet can be a weird and wonderful place. Some highlights, starting with a piece by Jade Bacalso.

https://twitter.com/domofudge/status/894876292390166530

Mike Smith boarded the Janet costume train in a hot minute, but I have a hunch this won't be the last Janet cosplay we see.

https://twitter.com/MikeAASmith/status/895087177452797953

Tom Gran's nailing it with his art.

https://twitter.com/tommgran/status/894944123194683392

I need this Janet story by Anna Lore yesterday.

https://twitter.com/anna_train/status/895076782017093632

Finally, Francis Kneebone's Janet is here to haunt your dreams.

https://twitter.com/FrancisKneebone/status/895241009931575296

See additional Janet fan art in this Twitter Moments collection.

Are you inspired to draw your own take on Janet? Please tag us if you share it on Twitter: @nerdist and @amy_geek. Head to the comments and place your bets on whether Janet will appear in a comic drawn by Luca soon.

Featured Image: Amanda Mancino/Twitter