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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 063

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Inside this episode! Not one, but TWO advance reviews! First up we have an advance review of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’s PRETTY DEADLY #1. Next up is an advance review of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s VELVET #1. Both reviews are spoiler free. After some “state of the industry” talk, mostly about NYCC 2013 we are joined by the fantastic Colleen Coover who talks about her work on everything from her current MonkeyBrain comic BANDETTE, with writer Paul Tobin, to her recent stint as an artist on the Batgirl and Catwoman focused issue of BATMAN ’66. After the interview I talk a bit about how THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING has almost 150 Amazon Reviews – and offer a prize to the 150th! By popular demand, we wrap up with a short and sweet (and long awaited) DRAMATIC READING! Enjoy, kids!

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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SHE HAS NO HEAD! – Fourth Annual Awesome Women In Comics Holiday Gift List, 2012

Welcome back to my annual female positive comics holiday gift list!

So the holidays are upon us again and you’ve decided that in these tough economic times you want to support the comic industry by giving everyone on your list sweet comics.  And not only that, but you want to take it one step further and only give female positive comics…well, in that super specific case you’ve found the right list.

You think Saga is going to make the list? Here's a hint, it totally is.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 267: The Immortal Iron Fist #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from The Immortal Iron Fist #2, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 2007. This scan is from the hardcover collection The Last Iron Fist Story, which was published in 2007. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 237: Fatale #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Fatale #1, which was published by Image and is cover dated January 2012. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 236: Incognito: Bad Influences #3

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Incognito: Bad Influences #3, which was published by Marvel/Icon and is cover dated February 2011. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 235: Criminal: The Sinners #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Criminal: The Sinners #4, which was published by Marvel/Icon and is cover dated February 2010. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 234: Incognito #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Incognito #1, which was published by Marvel/Icon and is cover dated December 2008. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 233: Criminal volume 2 #3

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Criminal volume 2 #3: (“Female of the Species”), which was published by Marvel/Icon and is cover dated April 2008. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 232: Criminal #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Criminal #1, which was published by Marvel/Icon and is cover dated October 2006. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 231: Sleeper “Season Two” #10

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Sleeper “Season Two #10, which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated May 2005. This scan is from Sleeper volume 4: The Long Way Home, which was published in 2005. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 230: Sleeper “Season One” #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! Today’s page is from Sleeper “Season One” #1, which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated March 2003. This scan is from Sleeper volume 1: Out In The Cold, which was released in 2004. Enjoy!
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She Has No Head! – Support The Good

So, many of you saw that I broke the internet two weeks ago with my post about the visual representations of men and women in superhero comics and the apparently still radical idea that “No, it’s not equal”.  So how does one follow up THAT column?  Do you try to break the internet even harder?  Or do you go the completely opposite route?  Well, for starters, if you missed it, read this piece I did for my new gig at Lit Reactor, which is chock full of fantastic books that don’t commit any of the “No, It’s not equal” sins.

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A review a day: Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics

Oh, anthologies. Some good stories, some bad stories … unless it’s this collection, which features nothing but awesome!
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Comics You Should Own – The Immortal Iron Fist #1-16

It’s another comic from this decade – I’m Nu Skool!!!!!
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There Was This Other Time That Captain America Was Unstuck In Time

And it made for a pretty fun story back then. I’ve been reading it in small increments for a week.* It has nothing in common with Captain America: Reborn at all other than Cap time traveling from one era to another, because it’s a ’70s Kirby story.

So this isn’t a “Ed Brubaker totally ripped off the King!” post or anything. They share a main character and a similar gimmick, but are different works and should be judged on their own merits. This also isn’t going to include scans recapping the story and pointing out how goofy awesome it is. What does this look like, the ISB?** I really just wanted to point out the one similarity between the two stories and that’s it.

Except for this. I will be greatly disappointed if Mr. Buda isn’t involved in Reborn somehow. On the other hand, I will be inappropriately delighted if it turns out he was the one who orchestrated the whole Brubaker run to teach everyone (including the Red Skull) a lesson about American history,*** which will be summed up with everyone interacting with a plucky group of kids from many different cultures. Including the Red Skull, again.

*Because, as much as I love Kirby, there’s only so much of his ’70s work of his I can read, that doesn’t have the Fourth World characters or Devil Dinosaur at least, at a time. Or so much concentrated awesome I can handle at a time. Not sure.

**That may be my most obligatory Sims link yet.

***The only reason I’m doing this foot note is to shoe horn the phrase “Cap’s Magical History Tour” in to this post. Because that’s what Bicentennial Battles is, really.****

****I should also mention that the captions after Cap watches the Atomic Bomb test probably melted Jonathan Lethem’s brain, if he ever read it. And anyone who didn’t like Kirby prose, really. You know, big fat jerks.

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