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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 052

Hey! It’s our 52nd Episode! 3 Chicks Blue Brown Final2sized


Inside this episode! Reviews of the spoilerific Batman Inc. #8 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnam as well as Marvel’s FF #4 by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred. We then answer YOUR questions, as submitted via Twitter…and a bonus question from Audioshocker “Podcast by Ross & Nick” fans! ;)

Here are the breaks:

Review of Batman Inc. #8 – 00:49

Review of FF #4 – 26:33

We answer YOUR questions! – 36:03

Sandwiches! – 1:31:50

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! Advance reviews are always spoiler-free!

3 Chicks Episode 52 Covers


Darkness Falls– episode 1.20

@STK: YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Kelly – ha I told you it as first season!

@Sue: You were so right! I’m sorry I doubted you!

@kelly @sue

I listen in piece meal…so am only half way through:

Thanks for the tip on Bat Inc. I knew everyone was up in arms, but I have been ignoring Morrison’s run (I normally do). May pick up the entire thing in TPB down the road.

As to FF #4: I sympathies with the confusion. I agree on the love. That panel of defining a date is worth the entire cost of the book. And I also, love “the Jen.” For me she is best depicted for her sake and for mine in these kind of “only in comics” situations. John Byrne is apparently a contrivertial figure (saw him lumped in with Todd M. for some reason). Anyway, I like him for two reasons, well three. His drawing style, his invention of Shadow Cat (who I love even more than “the Jen”), and his run on Sensational She-Hulk. If “the Jen,” which is how I will refer to her forever, has opportunity to show her lawyer mind, her hulk poise and her “girly fun side” in a world that is zany and out if the box…well she shines. She does all this and more. Sue, you are right on; her depiction is hot (hay I am guy too, but also all those things you mentioned. I love how comfortable she is and yet totally out of place when sitting at the restaurant. It makes seance. We should think it a strange amazing visual…yet for me (I talking to you Kelly) the normality of the date is great and refreshing. Perfect for this telling of FF and for where “the Jen” is her life. She deserves to feel normal and be normal in a crazy comics world. This is only the second run in which I have loved, the Jen.” So for me the date was a success.

As to Marvel Now “is fun.” Mostly…totally. My favorite tittle right now is a three way tie with FF, Hawkeye and All-X-Men. For all different reasons. This X title falls into that issue of other continuity…I guess FF does too. But I ignore it and love it more that way. Three Marvel books at the level I expect (which is high quality) is good for me. You should be reading All-New X-Men…it has revived my
Love for the X-Men…which had been killed a horribly tragic slow death. Kelly…you need to be reading this. The rest of Marvel Now I have tried…some are quite still good. But I am paying only for great.

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Great episode!!! I loved the wide range of topics :D

And I agree — Mahmud Asrar rules!! You gotta read Dynamo 5. SO GOOD!

I think a tuna melt on marbled pumpernickel would be my nightmare sandwich. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! NOOOO!!! It haunts my dreams!!


I am reading All New X-Men, it’s surprisingly good. I just don’t talk about it much on the cast because Sue’s not reading it. I’ve reviewed it three times for CBR. Two 4.5 star reviews and one 3 star review – I didn’t think issue #7 worked nearly as well as others.




I agree that The Jen should get to be (and can be) normal. But normal doesn’t have to be boring. If I was either one of the people on that date I’d never call the other person again. Boooooring.

But I agree that the date prep page alone is worth the price of admission, as is all the other great stuff with the kids. And Allred’s art, even when it doesn’t make complete sense, is stunning. I’m just used to it making complete sense and so I was thrown/disappointed.

@Nick: Thanks!

But I agree that the date prep page alone is worth the price of admission

Definitely. I was thrown by how excellent those pages were. Not that I don’t enjoy the book in general, but those early pages when they decide to go “evil” to ruin the date were just expertly done.

I hadn’t read those reviews, till just now. I agree 100%. So glad we are both getting to read X-Men of this quality. Lucky us.

@nick – nooooo The Turkey Lurkey is on the marbled pumpernickel. The Tuna melt has to be on rye or sourdough!


March 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I really don’t understand DC’s animosity towards Cassandra Cain. The character has been treated terribly since 2006.

I haven’t read Nelson’s DC work, but he’s been writing for Boom! for some years. He’s not bad, although if he’s trying to “make Supergirl dark,” that’s kind of dumb. He certainly doesn’t have the juice that other writers have, so I imagine a lot of it is DC editorial telling him what to do – from the little I know about DC, that’s basically what they do with their writers. Anyway, he wrote Hexed, which is Emma Rios’s first American comic book (and is pretty good), and Valen the Outcast, which probably isn’t your bag (as it’s a sword and sorcery book), but if you’ve been getting drawn into that world due to Wood on Conan, it’s a good comic to check out.

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