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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 045

Hey! It’s our 45th episode!


Inside this episode! We have an advance review of Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo’s Bedlam #1 and Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto’s Ghost #1.  We then have Maddy back for good old times! We mostly talk about the Justice League movie announcement and other film and television properties…we call it “Who needs a Hot Topic category when you can just do a HODGEPODGE category!”  Maddy gives us a well deserved Chick of The Week in the form of Noelle Stevenson aka Gingerhaze…if you haven’t read her free webcomic NIMONA yet, you are f***ing up!

Here are the breaks:

Bedlam #1 – 00:50

Ghost #1 – 09:05

Maddy is back, Again! – 29:25

Chick of The Week – 82:40

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!


Thanks for another episode. I must admit to sharing Sue’s thoughts on reading Catwoman. It’s quite frustrating when they make an honest attempt to improve the book but stumble badly in the process. I hope they don’t end up using that as justification to revert the book back to a purely fanservice title.

I’d also like to say that it was good to have the chick tally up to three again. I hope Maddy’s able to continue appearing in the future.

Finally, I hope everyone involved in the cast is safe from the slightly inclement weather the US is suffering. :)

Thank you for another great episode Kelly, Sue and Maddy.

Love your opinions about the DC and Marvel movies. Did you know that a few years ago Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to play Aquaman? I still think it’s a movie that could be pulled off if DC approached it like Marvel did with Thor (which I loved), balancing the silliness and the mythological aspects. Problem is, as you say here, Marvel just knows how to handle its movies better.

Sue: I’m not totally sure if you’re serious, but as someone who doesn’t think the sun rises and sets on Hawkeye, I wondered about your dismissal of people like me. Are you really saying that if everyone doesn’t slobber when a new issue comes out, we’re just wrong? I’m sure you know that there are several comics out there that are well written, beautifully illustrated, extremely fun, AND have good plots, unlike Hawkeye, which has only three of those things! I hate to speculate about reasons why people like things, but might the critical love for Hawkeye be partly because it’s being published by Marvel, so more people are naturally going to read it? Off the top of my head, Atomic Robo is FAR better written, almost as well drawn (in a different style, sure, but that doesn’t matter), much more fun, and the plots are much, MUCH better than what we’ve seen so far from Hawkeye. Plus, it’s been going for far longer. I like Hawkeye, but the best comic of the year? Not even close.

I definitely agree that fate of the Justice League movie is not looking good. I don’t think there’s any real accountability at the top at WB. I don’t think the people who made the worst decisions ever get punished. Sure, they might change writers and directors but the top executives who hire bad writers and directors or force the directors and writers to make idiotic changes rarely suffer any consequences.

As for the proposed Wonder Woman show, I think the key will be getting the Amazons and the basic premise of the show right. The safest way to go is to make the Amazons a combination of warrior monks, special ops, and intelligence service who secretly protect the world from mystical threats. Basically Jedi + Green Beret + CIA with magic.

@Herring: Thanks! And yes, we are all safe – thanks for asking!

@Ciro: I had never heard that about DiCaprio and Aquaman…I kind of find that fascinating. That said, it’s perhaps better for DiCaprio that he didn’t end up getting to do that! ;)

@Greg: Well, I have to say, though we are clearly being hyperbolic when say things like “you’re crazy if you don’t like this” – because obviously everyone has different tastes. For Sue and I, this is THE superhero book we love and have been waiting for. I have no problem whatsoever with the plot – I think the plot is there and is completely adequate for the kind of book it is (i.e. super fun done in ones).

That said, I find it really odd that you would write a comment criticizing someone else’s opinion and end with “best comic of the year? Not even close” …that is clearly YOUR opinion, the same way it’s Sue’s and mine that this may be the best book of the year – I say “may be” because for me it’s a neck and neck tie between Hawkeye and Saga…and as I recall you’re not wowed by Saga either…so I think this is a case of different strokes for different folks…right?

@KingofMadCows: Agreed on all fronts. And I like your take on the Amazons. Let it be so! ;)

Kelly: Oh, yeah, sure. That’s what’s great about opinions! That’s why I wondered if Sue was being serious, because with you, and I can tell when you’re being hyperbolic, but I can never really tell with her – she’s so strident! :)

And, of course, there’s a difference between your opinions, which are opinions, and my opinions, which are FACT!!!!!

@greg Burgas Okay so a book that is published by Marvel isn’t really good it’s just good because its published by Marvel and a lot of people read it? Help me out here because what your comment boils down to is “Stop liking too much what I don’t like too much”. And gee if you find me so strident why don’t you just not listen.

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