Marvel Girl #1 Comic Book Review

Marvel Girl #1Erica gives this comic three stars

Marvel Girl #1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art: Nuno Plati

I felt that this issue was very much a direct response to Stan Lee’s original X-Men comics. I loved how angry Jean was at the guys as they fought over her. Jean in the older comics doesn’t realize that boys (and Professor X…ewww…) have a crush on her. But here, she is no one’s but her own.

However, I do have to say that my least favorite part of Jean’s characterization is that her powers are so strong, and how she must get control over them, which really means she just needs to learn better self-control. While with other powerful characters, especially male ones, this seems, while overplayed, to not deter them in their superhero life calling — (except perhaps with the Sentry) — Jean always seems to be regulated as the crazy lady who’s one day going to explode and kill everyone. And when she becomes the Phoenix, the entire universe becomes her kill zone.

Anyway, I liked this story being about Jean and her life outside the X-Men. Continue reading “Marvel Girl #1 Comic Book Review”

Reviews Girl Comics #1

Girl Comics #1Erica gives this comic five starsComic book review for Marvel’s anthology, Girl Comics #1.

I really loved this comic. I loved being the audience. I loved that it showcased women writers, artists, and editors. Yes, not every story knocked me out the park with awesome. A few did though. I appreciate the spirit and the ability to discover writers and artists I might not have otherwise read stories by. Also I loved the cover of She-Hulk beating Iron Man in arm-wrestling by Amanda Conner and Laura Martin. And the biographical features on Flo Steinberg and Marie Severin nicely add historical context to women who’ve made a big impact on Marvel’s history. One part I didn’t like so much was Sana Takeda’s pin-up of She-Hulk. Her art style doesn’t seem to flow into drawing She-Hulk.

Onto the stories: Continue reading “Reviews Girl Comics #1”

Reviews Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1

Seems I’ve been letting boys invade this blog. This guest blogger is Jason Sellers, my partner. I’m Donna to his Doctor; or more like he’s the Francine to my Katchoo. Only we have less problems. To set the record, I DON’T READ COMICS BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME SANDMAN. In fact, I seduced him with my love of She-Hulk on the first night we met. Anyway, as he read the following comic, he kept telling me about the crazy and I said, “Oh, you have to write a post for my blog.”

I recently picked up The Incredible Hulk: The End hardcover for really cheap. This collection includes the two-part “Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect” by Peter David and George Perez. I’d heard of this story before, and I knew it was supposed to be one of the most renowned Hulk story arcs. Originally published in 1992, Marvel solicits this story as a “career-defining” story from “perhaps the greatest Hulk writer in comics history” that ranks “among the classics in Marvel history.”

“Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect” #1 by Peter David with art by George Perez

Future ImperfectJason Gives This Comic Two Stars

David’s story takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Distopia. At the start, a group of people are running through the crowds talking about some sort of plans. These must be the good guys! How do you know? Well, for starters, one of the women gets shot in the head by super-future-robot cops by the fifth page! Continue reading “Reviews Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1”