Where V. drops some knowledge and asks for some in return.
L. fondly recalls SENYC's Reimagining the Female Superhero panel with new quotes from Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, and more!
L. had the distinct pleasure of attending a panel with some of the top female comic creators at Special Edition NYC.
In her beautifully barbaric way, Red Sonja will give you a reason. So will E. Five of them to be exact.
Hey guys! I'm reviewing stuff again. This week is two quick reviews on Gail Simone's slow-burn in The Movement #4 and the explosive final issue of The Legend of Luther Strode. When The Strange Talents of Luther Strode hit the shelves last year, that book was pure energy and wildly addicting. I actually didn't catch... Continue Reading →
G3 talks to Gail Simone about Leaving Megalopolis, the writer-reader relationship, and the character - or characters - she'd like to be.
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.
If you’re ever suffering from a case of fan malaise, find the nearest comics/sci-fi/fantasy/anime convention and go. You won’t regret it. As Megacon reminded me, there’s nothing quite like a con to reconnect a person with the joys of fandom. Spending a few days surrounded by happy people in costumes and talking to the creators... Continue Reading →
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 →
Hello, dear readers. Just as a heads up this is going to be the last NRRD PROBZ of 2012. It will return on January 8th, so have a wonderful holiday and send in those questions! "Gail Simone got sacked! If I wanted to start reading some Gail Simone books, where do I start?" I KNOW... Continue Reading →
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 →
I have intentionally been quiet about the new DC books these past couple of weeks. Mostly because every site and its mom is reviewing them, E. has covered a few, too. What more could I possibly say that hasn't been said? Well, I've always got something to say. I'm not picking up all of the... Continue Reading →
Combine every relentless hardass you've ever known, add a dose of supreme confidence and combat training, provide scary federal credentials, and put it all in one intimidating package topped off with a severe ponytail. The result? Katrina Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher.As written by Gail Simone in the Birds of Prey “Blood and Circuits” arc, Ms.... Continue Reading →
Our darling Gail has a knack for creating new characters. Misfit, Black Alice, Ragdoll, Scandal! All of them awesome in their own right. But no one quite takes the cake like Jeannette. She was a bit of a mystery when she first joined the Six. We knew she had money, we knew she was friends... Continue Reading →
By now, you've probably seen Gail Simone's fierce, utterly awesome rebuttal to an aspiring comic book writer who said, essentially, that characters should not be forced on publishers for the sake of inclusion. Specifically, gay characters. This person's argument is annoying for a number of reasons, but what struck me is how frequently I've... Continue Reading →