Girl Comics #3
I think I’m rather sad that this series is ending, and it’s taken me longer than normal to put together my review, post-reading it. I hope Marvel continues to make an effort in hiring talented women to write, draw, color, ink, letter, edit, etc. their comic books. I would hate to see this “marketing stunt” turn just into that.
Jo Chen’s cover is my least favorite out of all the Girl Comics‘ covers. First, I don’t think they’re all super tall. Like beyond supermodel tall. Nor do I think they are as skinny (or could be that skinny). With some minor adjustments, this would actually be a pretty cool cover. A very striking one.
The biographies this time were rather interesting. They focused on Louise Simonson, Ann Nocenti, and Glynis Oliver. With exception of Oliver, the other two women each had a story following their bio. It made me want longer biographies on the rest of the women featured in Girl Comics. Maybe an add-on for the hardcover anthology? Continue reading “Girl Comics #3 Comic Book Review”
Comic 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”
Comic book reviews for Incredible Hulk #607 by Greg Pak, Big, Red, and Deadly! by Harrison Wilcox, Incredible Hulk #608 by Greg Pak, Big, Red, and Deadly! by Harrison Wilcox, and World War Hulks by Jeff Parker, Harrison Wilcox, Scott Reed, and Paul Tobin
Comic book review for Marvel’s Spider-Woman #7 by Brian Michael Bendis
I really need to stop telling people which comic books I like. Because similarly to my favorite characters being killed on TV, my favorite comic books seem to bite the dust quickly when I announce to the world how much I love them. Goodbye, Spider-Woman.
Or for now anyway…
I’m not really sure why this comic ended. For the most part, it sounded like Maleev wanted a break or was bored or something. Wow, there are so many things about my 9-5 job that I find boring and wouldn’t it be great if I could just say, you know boss, this is boring, how about I just read comics and review them instead for a while? Brilliant.
I guess part of my disappointment is this comic was a teaser for years. In August 2008, Jason and I decided to order our Marvel titles directly from Marvel. We ended up not continuing due to the time it took for Marvel to ship them (sometimes over 1 month later) and the condition they arrived in. Yes, I actually had to complain about my regular postal deliverer to her boss. And my comics still got bent.
Anyway, when She-Hulk was canceled back in April 2009, Marvel moved my 8-issue left subscription to Spider-Woman. Spider-Woman #1 came out in November 2009. It was canceled at issue #7, which means I still have 1 issue left with Marvel. (I’ll be getting the new Black Widow comic.) Doomed, I tell you. Continue reading “Reviews Spider-Woman (Vol 4) #7”
Comic 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”
Jason finishes up his posts, with the second part of the Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect. You can read the the first one here.
Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #2
At the end of the last issue, the protagonist and the antagonist of the series finally met face-to-face. Continue reading “Reviews Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #2”