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Year of the Artist, Day 209: Todd McFarlane, Part 3 – Detective Comics #576

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Todd McFarlane, and the issue is Detective Comics #576, which was published by DC and is cover dated July 1987. Enjoy!
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode #068

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Inside this episode! 

We have a very special guest host joining us for the entire episode, Tim Hanley, author of Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine, also blogger at Straitened Circumstances, and author of the “gendercrunching” series on Bleeding Cool! Give him a warm welcome.

First up we talk about Tim’s excellent book Wonder Woman Unbound, an absolute must read for anyone with an interest in Wonder Woman or gender in comics, or even just fascinating comics history period.

Next up, a review of the brand new Storm #1 by Greg Pak, Victor Ibanez, and Ruth Redmond. Then a review of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Saga #21. Since we recorded on Saturday, two days into SDCC, we discuss what’s been released so far – new book announcements from Image, teaser pages of Finch’s Wonder Woman, some movie teasers by Marvel and DC, and a few other interesting bits and bobs. Unfortunately perhaps the biggest announcement relevant to THIS cast, was the Wonder Woman image that dropped later in the day, which, if you haven’t seen it, is here in all it’s “eh” plus ridiculous heeled boots glory.  No dramatic reading this week, but next time, we probably promise!

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 Caanan Grall for our incredible 3 Chicks Logo and to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

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Year of the Artist, Day 207: Todd McFarlane, Part 1 – Coyote #11 and Infinity Inc. #16

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Todd McFarlane, and the story is “Slash” in Coyote #11 and the issue is Infinity Inc. #16, the first of which was published by Marvel (under Epic Comics) and is cover dated March 1985 and the second of which was published by DC and is cover dated July 1985. The scans of “Slash” are from the trade paperback Coyote volume 4, which was published by Image in 2006. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 204: Adam Hughes, Part 3 – Elementals #12 and Justice League America #39

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Adam Hughes, and the issues are Elementals (volume 2) #12 and Justice League America #39, the first of which was published by Comico and is cover dated February 1990 and the second of which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1990. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 196: Rob Liefeld, Part 5 – Hawk & Dove #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Rob Liefeld, and the issue is Hawk & Dove #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 2011. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 195: Rob Liefeld, Part 4 – Orion #8

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Rob Liefeld, and the story is “Deadend” in Orion #8, which was published by DC and is cover dated January 2001. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 192: Rob Liefeld, Part 1 – Secret Origins #28 and Hawk and Dove #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Rob Liefeld, and the first story is “A Princess’ Story” in Secret Origins #28 and the issue is Hawk and Dove #1, both of which were published by DC, the first cover dated July 1988 and the second cover dated October 1988. Enjoy!
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She Has No Head! – I Was Wrong, THIS Marks The Destruction of Feminism at DC Comics

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A promotional image from Finch’s Wonder Woman and Finch’s White Rabbit from his book The Dark Knight. Not nearly as different as they should be.

How do you top turning a matriarchal female society historically depicted as honorable in your comics into absolute monsters? For starters, you assign creators that either don’t know what feminism means, or worse, do know and are still afraid to use that word to describe the preeminent female hero in the world. In 2012 I thought feminism had been destroyed at DC Comics but I was wrong, because there were further lows to which we could descend.

We have found new depths as a creator (David Finch) assigned to the most important woman in comics doesn’t know what the word feminist means, or much much worse, knows what it means and doesn’t think that Wonder Woman is a feminist, in other words, he doesn’t believe that Wonder Woman believes in equality of the sexes.

You know what I can’t believe? That this kind of thing can still happen in the year 2014.

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Year of the Artist, Day 187: Steve Ditko, Part 6 – Beware the Creeper #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Steve Ditko, and the issue is Beware the Creeper #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1968. These scans are from The Creeper by Steve Ditko, which came out in 2010. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 186: Jack Kirby, Part 10 – DC Graphic Novel #4

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jack Kirby, and the issue is DC Graphic Novel #4 (more commonly known as “The Hunger Dogs”), which was published by DC and is cover dated March 1985. These scans are from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus volume 4, which came out in 2008. Enjoy! (Hey, can you name all SEVEN of the DC Graphic Novels from the 1980s without looking it up? I certainly can’t!)
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Year of the Artist, Day 183: Jack Kirby, Part 7 – OMAC #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jack Kirby, and the issue is OMAC #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated October 1974. These scans are from the trade paperback Jack Kirby’s OMAC: One Man Army Corps, which came out in May 2008. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 182: Jack Kirby, Part 6 – Mister Miracle #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jack Kirby, and the issue is Mister Miracle #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1971. These scans are from the trade paperback Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus volume one, which came out in 2007. Enjoy!
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Flippin’ through Previews – July 2014

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Is this the most important month in Marvel’s history? Only Previews #310 can tell us!!!!
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Year of the Artist, Day 178: Gabriel Hardman, Part 2 – The Batman Chronicles #3

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Gabriel Hardman, and the story is “Workin’ My Way Back to You” in The Batman Chronicles #3, which was published by DC and is cover dated Winter 1996. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 176: John Paul Leon, Part 5 – The Winter Men #6

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is John Paul Leon, and the issue is The Winter Men: Winter Special (it’s the sixth and final issue of the series, but for some reason it wasn’t labeled as such), which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated February 2009. Enjoy!
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