I was most excited about The Question #1 coming up in the Convergence stew of the DC Universe. Issue #1 was solid and we see Renee Montoya looking comfortingly familiar and without the "Mark of Cain" on her forehead. Good deal. Greg Rucka did an interview with the good folks of comicbook.com. One question (lol, smh) … Continue reading Convergence: The Question #1
This is a Marvel NOW! title and Ms. Marvel is now Kamala Khan, a teenage girl who is also Pakistani-American. Kamala is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic at Marvel. The religion and heritage of the new heroine in this title caused a tizzy, but Marvel and the creative team didn’t just … Continue reading Ms. Marvel, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
This is a title with the action/drama mix I was looking for. It's also the second war based comic I've read lately.
As a #WonderWoman fan I avoided this title. When I went to pick up comics in the DC section at FirstAid Comics, I tried to avoid looking in the area I knew it was in. I assumed it would at best disappoint me and at worse, upset me like Batwoman after issue #24. One of … Continue reading POWER COUPLE
Even the most devout Wonder Woman fanatics probably didn’t know that the heroine’s creator, William Moulton Marston, a psychologist, lived with and had children with two women at the same time. They also probably didn’t know that he had slightly strange theories about the benefits of bondage. Nor is it common knowledge that the character, which debuted in 1942, was inspired by the leaders of the suffragist movement.
In her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, which hits shelves Tuesday, New Yorker writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore delves into the life of the man who created Wonder Woman. The book comes just as Wonder Woman is swooping back into the cultural consciousness with her invisible jet. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman and will get her own solo film in 2017.
Here’s just some of what Lepore uncovered:
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Rocket Girl is a comic that is seriously underrated and bound to be one of the great ones. It is still in its infancy and it leaves its readers hungry for more. Volume 1, Times Squared, collects issues 1-5 and it is one impressive and promising start. I don't think I have ever smiled so … Continue reading Rocket Girl vol. 1
This is a re-print from Image Comics and one of the first things you will notice about this graphic novel is that the art is done by Charlie Adlard (@CharlieAdlard) , artist of The Walking Dead, and that the technique of the art is a high-end style charcoal/chalk on grey paper. Adlard's art "style" is … Continue reading WHITE DEATH
Red Sonja is refreshingly cranky...
Kevin Wada's cover art is incredible. The interiors and story arc were a bit powder puff in the first 4 issues, but still great. Ron Wimberly’s unapologetic and in-your-face angles take over in issue #5, but the story also picks up and Wimberly’s frames keep up nicely. Jennifer Walters frequently has some pretty awesome friends … Continue reading She-Hulk vol. 1