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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 021



Inside this episode! This week we review Heroes For Hire #9, Batman & Robin #25, and Loose Ends #1 (releases 7/13/11). It would be impossible for the hot topic this week to be anything but the runaway success of the Womanthology Project on Kickstarter, and what that could or should mean for the future of comics, both mainstream and not.  Chick of the week is an awesomely talented lady that has worked as a writer both for the big two and as the writer/creator of her own wonderfully successful independent series. Also, Maddy sings Mr. Burns entire “See My Vest” song from The Simpsons.

Episode links!: Womanthology, Womanthology Kickstarter, Womanthology Raises $27,000 Overnight. Are You Listening Marvel and DC?, Womanthology Offers a New Way Showcase and Support Women in Comics, Womanthology!, Letters To An Older Brother: Damian Misses Dick :(, Microbluefish, Okay. Now I’m Getting Mad, She Has No Head!: The Boob Window That Just Won’t Die, Women And Superheroes: We’re Just Not That Into You?, Why Women Read More Than Men, Women In Comics: They’re Now, They’re Wow, Get Used To It, Jen Van Meter Gotham Nights #12.

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass, and Maddy from When Fangirls Attack! along with me, Kelly Thompson. Tune in weekly to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics, and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly, Maddy, and Sue. Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.  Follow CSBG and Kelly on twitter, so that you never miss a She Has No Head! post or 3 Chicks podcast!

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!


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HOLY MOLY Maddy singing See My Vest!! i’m so impressed! great episode. we definitely need a musical singing one!!!

Jen Van Meter is super nice. i worked with her on Hopeless Savages in my very first published/professional comics gig. :)

Hahahaha! Maddy, wonderful singing! Yes yes yes, musical podcast! (Kelly, just remember: “I think this line is mostly filler.”)

Re: Trolls & internet reactions to “women in comics” posts – Have you seen what’s happened this last week in the skeptical community with Rebecca Watson? (Here’s the short of it: At a convention in Dublin, after talks on panels discussing objectification of women, some of the explicit emails she’s gotten from fans and death/rape threats she’s also received; after an evening in a pub with friends further discussing these topics, she announced that she was tired and going back to her room. This was at 4am. A guy sitting nearby – presumably part of the convention – followed her into the elevator, said he thought she was interesting and asked if she’d like to go back to his room for coffee. Kind of creepy. All Rebecca said online was, “Guys: don’t do that.” Major shitstorm since, including some outrageously missed-the-point comments from Richard Dawkins himself – who was sitting next to her in a panel where she was talking about the emails, etc. The trolls at CBR have nothing on the Skeptic trolls…

Looking forward to Womanthology. (Are you paying attention DC? And Marvel?)

Great ‘cast this week, I’m glad no one’s around at work ’cause I was laughing throughout.

Loved the podcast, as always. I wonder if you’ve seen this article on Alloy Entertainment in EW, it made me think of your podcast:
They’re a company that’s focussed on developing multimedia franchises for female audiences, and they recognize there’s an audience out there for female-centric superheroes and genre entertainment (ie The Nine Lives of Chloe King, True Blood). Maybe they’re willing to take a chance on a female superhero series aimed at a female audience because the company knows that it understands how to create stories and characters that connect with that audience. Maybe Marvel and DC should hire away some of their staff.

On another note, any chance the podcast will spotlight some veteran comics pros as chicks of the week? I would love to see spotlights on folks like Louise Simonson, Ann Nocenti, Karen Berger, Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson (apologies if you’ve already featured them on episodes I missed). Given how few women there are in mainstream superhero comics today, it’s amazing that Louise Simonson wrote two major X-books (New Mutants and X-Factor), created one of the greatest X-villains of all time (Apocalypse), followed that up with a gig on a Superman title, created Power Pack, edited some of the best X-Men stories of all time, and she’s barely talked about today. And it’s amazing that Karen Berger isn’t treated like a living legend. The stable of talent that she brought to American comics during the pre-Vertigo days of DC’s mature readers line basically reinvented comics for the modern age, and in her spare time she oversaw Perez’s Wonder Woman run.

I’d also love to hear a feature on Rachel Pollack. It’s mind-boggling in today’s comics market to imagine DC following Grant Morrison on Doom Patrol with a run by a transgender woman/tarot card expert, but I remember the stories she wrote were weirdly awesome.

Anyway, those are my two cents. Keep up the great work!

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