Reviews Rescue #1

Rescue #1Erica Gives This Comic Four Stars

Rescue #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick

As a story about Pepper Potts and her time as Rescue, I loved this. I’d been wanting to read the story about how Pepper felt when she gave up her powers for Tony. And here she is, stuck doing “nothing” in Bronson and imagining a conversation between herself and Happy, her dead husband.

What I didn’t like about the story was Mutti’s art. Particularly the way he draws hair. Happy’s hair looks like a helmet, and Pepper’s hair looks like a mullet. I know, as someone with long hair, that it breaks and you get fly-aways. However, in profile and back drawings of Pepper, it looks like she’s competing against Shatterstar’s 90’s look for the best ginger mullet. And at points, I found it distracting — instead of adding to — the story.

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Six Minor Characters I’d Elevate into Iconic Character Roles in Marvel and DC

I’ve thought a lot about how to bring comics into newer times, and I really think there needs to be some casting changes. Now I’m not saying we have to ditch the ionic characters, but it’s time to see other characters stepping up and becoming icons themselves. Not to mention, this might start attracting a bigger audience.

Six Minor Characters I’d Elevate into Iconic Character Roles

Pepper Potts as Rescue (Iron Man)

Pepper Potts as Iron Man

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Ladies in Superhero Movies

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow,

I know I should never read USA Weekly, especially after the whole “Vinnie” thing. (Vincent Lecavalier is hockey player from Quebec; I doubt he goes by Vinnie.) But someone linked an interview of you, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Liv Tyler about your roles as heroines in superhero movies, “Girls want to have fun, too.”

I would just like to correct you that women do in fact enjoy comics. In fact, we’re rather a growing audience. I know what you were told by the boys, but there are some really amazing women in comics, both with super powers and without.

Which, by the way, Pepper Potts is one of them. And out of the three of you, your role as Pepper was the most kick ass. Pepper actually helps destroy the bad guy, instead of getting captured by him, unlike Tony Stark. (Okay, I haven’t seen Incredible Hulk, but I’ll still bet my pennies on Pepper.) And I wouldn’t doubt the power of a well-tailored suit to make you attractive on screen.

Perhaps you’d enjoy reading a more positive take on Pepper than your own.

Thank you,

Woman who reads comics and enjoys superhero movies