How do you take the exploitation inherent to the “Women in Prison” genre fiction and turn it on its head to be an allegory for patriarchal oppression giving way to an unapologetic feminist theme? Continue reading
Wonder Woman entered the Meredith and David Finch era last week with issue #36, and the good news is that it succeeds in bridging the previous run and the new without being off-putting for new readers. Those of us who were worried about Diana looking overly cheesecakey can breathe easy, as David Finch’s take on the character is respectful. Meredith Finch’s story is perfectly fine overall, and I’m glad to see Wonder Woman back at the center of her title. There is no real “wow” factor to the proceedings, though. That’s not a deal-breaker this early in the game, but I do hope there is more than standard fare on the horizon. Check out my full Newsarama review HERE.
I am fully under the spell of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the latest top-notch offering from Archie Comics. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, it’s a dark, compelling and completely accessible story with fantastic art by Robert Hack. Read my full review of issue #1 HERE.
Ever since Spider-Gwen was announced, the comic world has been buzzing with praise for her design, cosplayers are popping up at cons and there was an all-around anticipation-high for the character. Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez’s Edge of Spider-Verse #2 features Gwen Stacy as the unwitting soul who got bit by a spider in all her tenacious glory. It’s a strong start and a great (girl) character. You can read my full review HERE.
The First Image Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman In Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. –Straitened Circumstances, Tim Hanley on Wonder Woman and Women in Comics
You know how much I love crossovers, right? In last week’s issue of Superman/Wonder Woman, the Superman: Doomed arc dominated its pages and not really in a good way. As is the case almost all of the time in a crossover event, you are missing key pieces when you don’t read all of the titles in order. So, there was that. Continue reading
One of the most memorable and well-done stories in recent history over at the DC of comics is Greg Rucka’s Detective Comics featuring Batwoman and his creation of the antagonist, Alice. When J.H. Williams was chosen to relaunch Batwoman on her own title, he made it clear that Alice would only be revisited with the utmost of care because he had so much respect for what he and Rucka had done previously. While he was on the book, Alice was revisited in his final arc, and I think he did a fine job. Continue reading
Seems like Deadly Class is making quite the splash as is the way of things when Rick Remender is at the helm. Check Lindsey’s full review of Deadly Class #2 right HERE.
We love our leading ladies, and the latest superheroine to get her own title is She-Hulk. Check Lindsey’s full review right HERE!
Yesterday at the comic shop, I grabbed a peek at Deadly Class #1 because I knew it was Remender’s new book. As you know, I am a follow-the-writer kind of fangirl. A quick perusal of the pages struck me with some fantastic art.
For more on Deadly Class #1, check Lindsey’s full review right HERE.
E. and I are counting the days until DragonCon. I have actually got little numbers on each day of my calender and I check them off as we get closer. This is how excited I am. DragonCon is one of the most special places in the universe with an amazing celebratory spirit, your favorite sci-fi stars, brilliant comic artists and ALL of the cosplay. Speaking of cosplay … I will be Black Canary again, and Erika will be cosplaying for the FIRST TIME.
Our friends at The Unique Geek are lovers of DragonCon, too. Every year they do a countdown podcast – 50 Days of DragonCon. This year, Girls Gone Geek is Day 20 and we talk cosplay.
You can listen to the podcast HERE.
I have talked about how Erika and I started Girls Gone Geek before, but this time I get technical. I joined my friend Dana Sciandra on his podcast, Stimulated Boredom, to talk about starting a blog or website. Through anecdotes and several years of experience we share some best practices as well as things you might want to avoid when starting your journey into the blogosphere. So, if you have a passion and have been thinking about sharing it with the world – give this episode a listen. It might be just the motivation you were waiting for. Also, we are funny.
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.
I have been pretty tight-lipped about my specific thoughts on Man of Steel. That’s because I was saving it for this very podcast. Last night, Erika and I were guests on Stimulated Boredom. We got on about the brave Lois Lane, a sullen Clark Kent, Christian allegory and the collateral damage of the long-awaited Superman film. We had a ton of fun talking about it and hope you enjoy the show.
But, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there are massive spoilers in our discussion. Gargantuan. We talk about every scene we can remember in explicit detail. While I really, really want you to listen now – see the film first if you haven’t already. We’ll be here when you get back.
Lindz has joined the ranks of the Best Shots Team over at Newsarama.com, and I’d say she’s doing a bang up job. CHECK IT!
Batman Incorporated boasts an entertaining story and Young Avengers is rocking the killer art. Click HERE to check out Vanessa’s reviews of two solid spandex reads for the week of May 29th.
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!
We run down our Bronze, Silver and Gold of 2012, and what to watch for in 2013. Check out this year’s Best of Best Shots.
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 cancelled, Uncanny X-Force was a consistently good title and filled that superhero space in my heart. So, when the opportunity presented itself for me to review all 37 issues of Remender’s run, I jumped at. And here, lords and ladies, is the finished product – my Uncanny X-Force MEGA review. Cheers!
Thoroughly impressed I was with Morrison’s latest issue of Batman Incorporated. You can read my review at here.
Our lovely Lindsey got some Internet love over at Comics Alliance. Here’s a cute, little feature on her cute mini-comic, Pokébutts.
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!
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 to Kickstarter and support her new creator-owned comic – Halloween Eve.
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.
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.
I ran into my friend Dana from Stimulated Boredom at MegaCon last weekend. Post con, he and I compare notes from the convention and geek-out about some comics on this week’s show. CHECK IT OUT!
We run down our Bronze, Silver and Gold of 2011, and what to watch for in 2012. Check it out over at Newsarama.
I was really excited about this book, and it did not disappoint. Check out my review of Lady Mechanika #3 over at Newsarama.
Erika gives her perspective on geekin’ it in the South … 30 years ago. Check her out over at CNN.
I’ve loved Archie for many, many years. Click here to see my CNN.com Geek Out! essay on why the Riverdale crew deserves respect.
My full review of Wonder Woman #1 is up over at Newsarama.com. CLICK HERE to check it out.