Stars: 3 of 5 This is a new series that Marvel is doing a few things with to feature some lesser known but awesome characters. Here's the wikipedia on it to get the full picture. It's a lot of fun but doesn't feature all the characters on the cover. It starts with just Squirrel Girl … Continue reading Marvel Rising
Review: I read the first two volumes in this run a while back and had been meaning to catch up on her. The others are reviewed here: Volume 1, Volume 2, and Spider-Women. I finally got a chance to read this one and it was a good send off to the run. I'm not so … Continue reading Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Volume 3: Scare Tactics!
Review: I read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore some years ago, so I was familiar with the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, and his proclivities and motivations, but this book goes beyond the creation of Wonder Woman and brings us a full history of her legacy. It dives deeper into the way … Continue reading Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley
I wrote about superheroes about a year and a half ago here. Mostly, I went into some of my favorite comic book superheroines at the time but have since found some more favorites and some new women to check out. Headliners I already love: Spider-Woman - cancelled. I had found her during the 3 volume run … Continue reading Femme Friday: Superheroine update!
Review: This was a ridiculous amount of fun! I knew older women can be awesome and funny (I totally watch Grace and Frankie on Netflix) but this adds superpowers! Going through “the change” isn’t easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these … Continue reading Going Through the Change by Samantha
Review: As with the last volume, this was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it also carried through the same problems as the last one too. A top secret mission on behalf of an old friend, a tropical cruise. What could go wrong? Turns out it's a theme cruise -super-hero themed, naturally -a floating comic con. … Continue reading Mockingbird Volume 2: My Feminist Agenda
Review: I LOVE Spider-Woman! First she's an Avenger, then she quits to do street-level crime, then she's pregnant and subsequently a new mom, and she's a MENTOR! Where has she been all my life? Oh yeah, covered by the mountain of overly marketed male heroes. Okay, to be honest, I hated her old costume and the way … Continue reading Spider-Women
Review: This comic made my little feminist heart flutter in a whole new way. Female friendships! Kickass women! Truth about maternity and motherhood and being a new mom and just one embellishment about what is humanly possible immediately after a c-section. Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and...a mom-to-be? Since we last … Continue reading Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Volume 1: Baby Talk
Review: This was so much fun! But I'll warn you that some of the rest of this review gets pretty feminist and a little rantish at times. Okay, mostly. the things is that it was so much but it was not intersectional and I'll get into that down below. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse, the … Continue reading Mockingbird Vol 1: I Can Explain
Review: Have I told you yet how much I love this character? Okay, I'm pretty sure that happened back when I reviewed Silk Vol 0. She's adorable and figuring out the superhero thing. She's also figuring out the whole people thing. After having been locked away for ten years, people and some technology take a little … Continue reading Silk Vol 1: Sinister