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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 030



Inside this episode! Sue and I are joined by Geek Mom editor and writer extraordinaire Corrina Lawson.  We review Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising #3 and J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman’s Batwoman #3.  For our hot topic we talk about iconic characters and their inability to grow in the current mainstream comics market.  Chick of the week is the legendary Ramona Fradon!

Also, for those that like to skip around to avoid spoilers and such, here are the section breaks:

Rachel Rising #3 Review – 1:00
Batwoman #3 Review – 13:52
Hot Topic – 32:00
Chick of the Week – 1:06:46

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in 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 and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

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


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Good episode! I don’t have a ton to say, but I wanted to let you know I listened!!! My favorite part was Kelly’s story about playing war with the X-Men trading cards. Such a cool idea!!!!!

Kelly, which trading card series are you referring to? The Jim Lee-only set from 1991 or X-Men Series I from 1992?

@Nick: Thanks as always for listening!

The card set was indeed the Jim Lee only set from 1991.


I still have them…I think, I haven’t been able to find them for a while…but they’re here somewhere, I’m sure of it. Of course, they look relatively battered, which is what happens when you decide to play war with them rather than keep them all pretty in sleeves or something. But I obviously wouldn’t trade all those times playing for a perfectly preserved, but unloved set. :)

You have passed Jeff Lester and Graehm McMillan’s WAIT, WHAT? to become the finest comicbook program.

Waitaminute… now I’m even more confused… cause that Psylocke card on your blog looks like to me like X-Men Series 1. It’s got the 1992 copyright and everything!

The Jim Lee series I’m thinking of was about a year earlier, and it didn’t have any borders or text on the front — just art from the comics themselves. The reason why I care so much is because I’ve never met anyone else that has any of the Jim Lee set!!!!

I’l take pics and blog them and link it here.

@Nick: I have no idea on years…but it’s the set I linked to – all Jim Lee art…

here’s some:



@Darius Smith: That is one hell of a compliment. Thank you!

Okay, so right above my comment here is a trackback to the blogpost I just posted about the trading cards. You can see pics of the weird series I was talking about. It’s just art from Lee’s Uncanny run, cropped to trading card size and recolored.

Anyway, I finally figured everything out — I was confused because I never knew that X-Men Series 1 is Jim Lee-only!!! That’s awesome. I wish I’d known that at the time! I woulda tried to get them all.

I believe that Xmen card series 1 is the blue border one, and the art from those cards was printed in a 3 issue comic size collection, so if you just want the art, you might be able to find those. Can’t remember exactly what it’s called — Marvel Masterpieces, or something with Marvel in the title first.

i enjoyed Corrina’s presence in this episode, she’s great. i really liked hearing her thoughts on what grabs her in comics and what doesn’t.

i should really check out Rachel Rising, it sounds pretty sweet other than all the ladies looking the same. it seems odd you can’t tell if one character looking the same as the main character is a plot point or a stylistic thing, that seems like kind of a big thing. Rachel Rising also seems to have possibly the worst title logo in comics at the moment…

@Travis: I know exactly what you’re talking about! I didn’t realize those were reprints of the art from the Series 1 cards. I might even have them sitting right next to me…

Going over to my longbox…

YES, I DO HAVE THEM! Holding them in my lap as I type…

Just flipped thru them and you’re totally right. It’s funny — I picked these up as a kid, and I just looked at the pictures. I never read the afterwards in the back of the issues. If I had, I’d have known that they were from Series 1!

I got rid of most of my comics a few years ago and only kept one longbox of stuff. These three issues made the cut because I always loved the art. I’m glad I kept them!!!

Isn’t Blue Beetle is the DC answer to Ultimate Spiderman?

I think Rachel Rising is a great read and I am glad it is getting some attention.

@Nick: Glad to help jog the memory!

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@Travis: Indeed that card series was collected in a “pin-up” type book – 3 issues. But with that you don’t get the stats! Also? Harder to play war with. ;)

@ross: It’s really only the two blondes who look the same (and look the same as Katchoo from SiP) in RR…but it’s distracting. And because of the plot it’s unclear so far whether it is deliberate or not, or just the way Moore draws blondes. Jet in this book has an adorable design I think, which I had meant to mention. RR DOES have the worst logo EVER. I agree.

@Nick: Glad you were able to check out the art in those books…but still…NO STATS! Or “X-tra Facts”! ;)

@David: I suppose Blue Beetle COULD be DC’s answer to Ultimate Spider-Man, but I’ll be honest, it’s not a tenth as good of a book. I really like Jaime Reyes and so I’m reading Blue Beetle, but only out of devotion to the character, the book is just not that great, whereas USM is one of the best books I’m reading right now, easily.

@Maverickman874: Despite all evidence to the contrary, we aim to please!

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