The Best and the Worst of 2015 Comic Books

Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016. Here’s a look back at the Best and the Worst of 2015* Comic Books.

The Best On-Going Series

Bitch Planet1. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Val De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
Average rating: 5/5

I love this blatantly intersectional feminist book so much. It packs a solid punch with each and every issue. Though it makes me sad that the book is late almost every month. However, the work and finesse that DeConnick and De Landro put into it make it layered, relevant, and scarily close to our reality. Not to mention the fantabulous essays in the back of every issue.

Read my reviews of Bitch Planet.

Lumberjanes2. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Kat Leyh, Brittney Williams, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.9/5

This series was a runaway hit. I’m so happy for the success Lumberjanes has had, both in making it an ongoing series and for its creators, who are doing other amazing projects too. At its heart, this is a book about female friendship and that critical friendship during adolescence. Sure, there are dinosaurs, magical gods, mermaids, etc., but the core is the relationships between the girls. My only wish would be that when I was a girl, there was a great book like this.

Love live Lumberjanes! Friendship to the max!

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Ms. Marvel #19 Comic Book Review

Ms. Marvel #19Erica gives this comic five starsMs. Marvel #19 by G. Willow Wilson
Art: Adrian Alphona

This book pretty much gets five stars for the entire conversation between Kamala and Disha. Such a lovely recognition of a great mother-daughter relationship. Disha understands how the values she’s installed in her daughter have translated into Kamala — once she got superpowers — spending her time being a hero and how proud that made Disha.

Alphona draws this scene beautifully. With the perfect emotions on their faces. So many hugs and so very real.

Also loved Kamala just taking the time to spend these so-called final moments with the people who she cares about. Or those that she’s worked so hard to save from utter disaster. Continue reading “Ms. Marvel #19 Comic Book Review”