Queer Comic Book Character: Chili Storm (Oct 30th)

Chili Storm got her start in the Millie the Model comics in 1945. She was Millie Collins’ sometimes competitor, sometimes enemy, sometimes companion, and sometimes friend. Filling in whatever role the writers needed to put her in.

Chili Storm

Chili Storm
Chili Storm

Chili started out as a modern model stereotype and the antithesis of Millie. When Millie was kind, Chili was self-serving. When Millie was humble about being a model, Chili was vain. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Chili Storm (Oct 30th)”

Comic Book Review for Girl Comics #2

Girl Comics #2Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsComic book review for Marvel’s anthology, Girl Comics #2.

Like I mentioned in my post reviewing Girl Comics #1, I love the concept of this series. I love this as an anthology of women authors and artists. I love the spirit, even if not every story rocks my world. Say what you will, but it matters that Marvel Comics took the time to do this.

Jill Thompson’s cover is really great. I love the fairy tale aspect. I love that the heroes and damsels-in-distress are all the women characters.

Once again, they did a great job with some history lessons about women working at Marvel Comics over the years. This one features June Tarpe Mills, who wrote and illustrated Miss Fury the first female Marvel hero title by a woman creator; Ruth Atkinson, creator of Millie the Model; Valerie Barclay, Golden Age inker extraordinaire; and Linda Fite, who went from assistant to writer and created The Cat. I really wanted to read the comics these women created and worked on. Continue reading “Comic Book Review for Girl Comics #2”

Recession Comic Reviews: On the Chopping Block

Sadly, due to the rising cost of comic books, I’ve had to take a look at my pull list and make some cuts. Having this blog has really helped me in keeping track of which books I’m enjoying and which need to go. Books I’m cutting: Action Comics, Dark Avengers, Gotham City Sirens, and Nomad: Girl Without a World.

Reviews Action Comics #880 by Greg Rucka, Dark Avengers #9 by Brian Michael Bendis, Gotham City Sirens #3 by Scott Lobdell, and Nomad: Girl Without a World #1 by Sean McKeever

Action Comics #880 Dark Avengers #9 Gotham City Sirens #3 Nomad: Girl Without a World #1 Continue reading “Recession Comic Reviews: On the Chopping Block”