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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 064

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Inside this episode! First up we have a review of the new Umbral #1 by Antony Johnson and Christopher Mittens and then a review of the new Marvel Knights mini-series Marvel Knights: X-Men #1 by Brahm Revel and Cris Peter. After some random comics talk we are joined by the amazing Kelly Sue DeConnick who talks about Pretty Deadly, Capt. Marvel and everything in between! We did have some tech difficulties, but I hope it’s not too distracting.

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.

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Hi Kelly & Sue and Kelly Sue, too! (I feel like I just stepped into a Dr. Seuss book.)

The audio glitch is getting really bad. Most of them are gaps/delays, but some of them really are lost syllables/words. =/

That said, BATKID FOREVER! I love my home. He looked almost as good in a batsuit as my nephew/godson, but I may be a bit biased there. Or, as Rob Ford was heard to say: “Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in where a kid dressed up as a bat steals my press?” (Shout out to Maddy!)

As far as the latest Batfight installment (Batfight Rises!), I have to side with Sue on this one. The acting has to be there first. The rest is training and special effects and makeup. Dolph Lundgren as the Punisher? Ewwww.

Kelly Sue is one of the more fun writers I’m following currently (she’d be perfect if her name were only Kelly Sue Maddy DeConnick). Avengers Assemble is actually better than under her predecessor (what’s his name? Probably never hear from him again, anyway). Seriously, even bogged down in crossovers, I’ve enjoyed her run to date on Avengers Assemble.

I haven’t quite warmed up to Pretty Deadly yet, though I love the art and I like the idea. The supporting material in the back of the book has been great, too. I’m looking forward to the return of Ghost. And Sue, I had to laugh when you asked about the paradigm shift in reader response these days as I was thinking the same thing only minutes before in the interview! It seems like the lead time from production to print is shorter, too, so the feedback seems almost instantaneous on the web.

But oh, Captain Marvel. I’ve been a fan of Carol Danvers since Ms Marvel #1 in in 1976, so I’ve loved the new series/look/name/approach. I love Filipe’s work on the book, it’s such a joy and it’s clear storytelling. Dexter and Emma are wonderful artists as well, and as with Filipe, not in the traditional vein of superhero styles. However, they (particularly Dexter) did not work for me at all in a superhero book, but this is, of course, purely subjective. I’m surprised to hear that there’s more resistance to Filipe by the general readership. I hope to see more from him soon!

The Marvel Knights: X-Men mini is something I may consider in trade. Except for Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men and some of the current Marvel now books, I lost interest in the X-Men around 1985, and largely because of what she did to Carol I took a long time warming up to Rogue (I swear I am not picking on you, Kelly!).

Hey Keith

Thanks for the comment!

Just to clarify, I was not advocating that acting wasn’t/isn’t important in a superhero film, I was just trying to call Sue out on her idea that Driver couldn’t be a good Nightwing because he doesn’t “look the part,” regardless of his incredible acting skills; but that Carano can’t be Wonder Woman despite actively “looking the part,” because she’s not a good enough actress.

That said, Sue admitted she wanted both in the end, and that’s fair.

I also want both.

I do however stand by the idea that acting in superhero movies isn’t nearly as important as it should be/I want it to be, but that’s a whole other rant. :)

[…] appearance in Captain Marvel #14 back in August of last year and is a huge fan of Carol Danvers. In fact, according to Kelly Sue DeConnick “she is very deliberately placed in a position where she […]

Come back!

I’ve been out of the loop a bit, but is this podcast finished? Nothing new since last year and I’ve not seen any updates one way or the other.

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