Before you head to the comic shop today, check out our Summer 2013 edition of comics YOU SHOULD BE READING.
Lindsey and I have full-length reviews up over at Newsarama's Best Shots Advance column, today. She is loving the Red Riding Hood adaptation, Akaneiro. And I was super-stoked to review Greg Rucka's Lazarus. Both comics feature female protagonists. Both comics are worth your time and money. CHECK IT.
V. chats with writer Kurtis Wiebe about his new series, Rat Queens AND has a 5-page preview ... just for you!
Lindsey, Erika and I do our civic duty and tell you fine folks which comics … YOU SHOULD BE READING.
When Gail talks, we listen. Especially when she's talking comics. Here's a rundown of the best bits of the Spotlight on Gail Simone panel at MegaCon 2013.
What if two of the most ruthless women in the DCU decided to fight to the death? Who do you think would win?
Mazel tov, dummies! Today, V. revels in Liz Lemonisms ... and says farewell to an icon. Her heart will go on, but maybe you should check and make sure.
Happy New Comics Day, everyone! The weather in our neck of the woods looks nothing like winter, but I am sure it is freezing somewhere. With that in mind, it was time again for the three of us to put our beautiful heads together and come up with a list of comics that we love... Continue Reading →
I throw in three reviews for Chew, Batwoman and Young Avengers in this week's Best Shots Rapid Review column. Check it.
A regular at our Geek Lunch table, our friend CT talks to talented artist, Des Taylor. Taylor's retro style has a wonderful charm, and his rendering of Lois Lane is one of my favorites. So head on over to Nerd Lunch, check out the podcast and Taylor's art!
For the past two years, Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force has been something I quite looked forward to on Wednesdays. At a time when many of my favorite superhero comics were not that great or being canceled, Uncanny X-Force was a consistently good title and filled that superhero space in my heart. So, when the opportunity... Continue Reading →
Chew is set to run for 60 issues, and issue #30 marked the half way point. Naturally, it was a big one. Chew #30 is a smorgasbord of memorable moments.
For better or worse, comic fans knew that DC's relaunch would bring changes to beloved characters. As Brian Azzarello took on the daunting task of writing Diana of Themyscira, Princess of the Amazons, he had a devoted fan base to appeal to. At first, he was fairly successful. I was sold. In my defense, the beauty of... Continue Reading →
As much as I love Fables, Fairest wasn't doing it for me ... until issue #7. The wonderfully drawn-but-painfully-slow first arc of Fairest was followed by an unexpectedly fantastic one-shot about Beauty and the Beast. The issue is set in 1946 Los Angeles and drawn in a cheeky noir style by Shawn McManus. We see... Continue Reading →
What was the last thing V. was expecting in the blood-soaked first issue of Batman Incorporated? A cuteness bomb.
Because diversity of female characters has been lacking in comics, film and just fiction in general, coupled with an upsurge of feminism; there seems to be this perception that IF you choose to portray a female character, then she HAS to be a positive role model. I think that is absurd, unrealistic, and stifling of... Continue Reading →
Picking up where Erika left off, below are some ideal geeky gifts (according to me) for this Festivus season.
No matter how you felt about Oracle and Stephanie Brown's absence from DC's 52, Barbara Gordon's return as Batgirl was an undeniable success. A success for diversity. Because Barbara being shot by the Joker in The Killing Joke remained in continuity, Barbara Gordon was healing from a traumatic injury. In returning her to the streets... Continue Reading →
Thoroughly impressed I was with Morrison's latest issue of Batman Incorporated. You can read my review at here.
It's been awhile since we have done a versus poll here at G3, so I am bringing it back with some Image Comics ferocity. I have told you several times you should be reading Chew. Since you listen to every thing I say, you know exactly who Poyo is. If you don't know who Poyo... Continue Reading →
Dragon*Con 2012 was a wonderful weekend and a successful journey into my first cosplay experience. I podcast with my precious Padawan, Dana, about Dragon*Con, my Black Canary costume and DC Comics Stimulated Boredom. Give it a listen, won't you?
For the third straight year, ladies are coming out in droves to read their comics in public. I absolutely love this event for its celebration of diversity and comic fangirldom. So girls, grab your comics, go out and be seen! While you are at it, take a picture and send it here - womenreadcomicsinpublicagain.tumblr.com.
I am back on Stimulated Boredom this week where Dana and I talk about the two sides to the DC comics coin and other various geek and sundry. Enjoy!
You may have read Erika's review of Batman Incorporated #2, which is a stellar issue. Everything she said about it is true. Talia most certainly is a great character and Grant Morrison writes her well. But the issue stood out for me because it is full of DC continuity past. Somehow (we all know how),... Continue Reading →
I am an enormous fan of Amy Reeder's work. Madame Xanadu, while being a brilliant story by Matt Wagner, is made unforgettable by Amy Reeder's work. I revisit that book often. I am so thrilled to hear that she is working on another project. If you enjoy her art and would like to see more; head over... Continue Reading →
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Batman Incorporated #2, and The New Deadwardians continues to be a top-notch comic. Check out my Rapid Reviews for both books at Newsarama.
I sum up the controversy of Before Watchmen for the masses over at the CNN Geek Out! blog. CLICK HERE to check it out.
With an aesthetic that falls somewhere between Game of Thrones and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman is a grotesque and gorgeous journey from dark to light. The austere imagery of costumes, creatures and landscapes, plus the physical performances, come together to make magic. A white horse, black oil, a red... Continue Reading →
This dynamic duo hits some big books for the week over at Newsarama. Click here to check out our Rapid Reviews of Uncanny X-Force, Fatale, and Batman & Robin.
Wonder Woman means a lot of things to a lot of people. She's iconic and has permeated the collective consciousness in probably a million different ways depending on the person. So naturally, when Brian Azzarello comes along and changes every damn thing about her save her looks, it is most certainly going to make waves.... Continue Reading →
Imagine if Archie were a grindhouse film, The Walking Dead met Strange Girl, or Pee Wee from Porky’s rolled up an issue of Chew … and smoked it. These are the things I think of as I read Alpha Girl, but Alpha Girl #2 isn’t quite any of those things. With a zombie apocalypse on the horizon, this intentionally gratuitous tale of a 17-year-old girl tries really hard to be fun. Maybe too hard.
V. sounds off and reflects on her week in comics. This week: Detective Comics, Birds of Prey, The Infinite Vacation, Wonder Woman, Fables, and The Strange Talent of Luther Strode.
The shot heard around the comic book world this week is Amy Reeder's abrupt departure from Batwoman. All sources citing creative differences. My first thought was, “Corporate shenanigans strike again!” They seem to strike a lot at the DC offices. But I have another theory. I read Amy's blog post addressing her departure from the... Continue Reading →