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What I bought – 6 April 2011

A young girl, a frailty, simple and true, who had been unable to stand up from the piano and had had to be carried; a girl half his age; a girl who could not shoot a gun, had never been in an oyster house, atop a tower, or under the wharves; a girl hotter always than noon in August; a girl who knew nothing; had thrown him so hard that he would be out of breath forever. (Mark Helprin, from Winter’s Tale)

I know I'd be surprised if I found a tiny woman in my whiskey! You can't hide from the boobies! Well, I wouldn't want to see him coming out of the night at me, I'll tell you what My daughters could design a better trade dress than that! I miss Amadeus already! Auf wiedersehen, Misty! This cover doesn't even pretend to have anything to do with the interiors! That won't end well TOTALLY worth the wait! I have no idea why the cat doll is on this cover I'm back on board, baby! I'm digging the different colors on each cover! That's gotta hurt! Full of piratical goodness!
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What I bought – 2 March 2011

“… No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the lifesensation of any given epoch of one’s existence – that which makes its truth, its meaning – its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream – alone …” (Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness)

More unpleasantness! Perhaps, but maybe the best cover ever? Now that's hair! Upping the ante ... yet again! Go into the light!!!! Will it be any better? Oh, man, J. Scott Campbell, why???? It looks like a piñata, but it's a severed head! Misty kicking ass! One of these days, I want to have many red dots from laser sights on my head and body! What is this strange relic? Mark does not play with any children in this comic! That can't end well Yeah, I don't know what Bane's arm is doing I'm still harping on the change in cover artists! This is not a good Gene Ha cover Arthur Adams with the awesome drawing! It's not a spider! Graphic novel goodness!
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What I bought – 9 February 2011

There was no hope for an empire that lost the will to prosecute the grand and awful business of adventure. (Michael Chabon, from Gentlemen of the Road)

Who knew Edison had his own robot? Oh, Klarion - why do you have to be so mean? Fightin' crime and hangin' tough! Man, if I weren't already married, I'd insist on those two on top of the cake! You want nudity?  You GOT nudity! If only you could really do that to missiles! What's Danny doing with his left hand? Who can stay mad at Alice even though her comic is late? Why does his jacket not zip straight up the middle?  Is he too cool for that? After his date in this issue, how depressed can he really be? Ah, romance! Fact: Rebekah Isaacs is awesome That's a weirdly defined back/shoulder on Bethany there Charles the Fat, unfortunately, does NOT appear in this comic periodical! Catman has some anger issues Why the cover artist change?  WHY?!?!?!? I love the plummeting dudes in the background even though, if you think about it, it doesn't make sense He's totally pulling a Samson! People and dinosaurs living at the same time?  Why not? Yep, still buying it Yay, it's back ... but for how long? The funny thing about this cover ...... is that Dejah Thoris wears more clothes on it than in the actual comic! Man, I really like that cover Will this be the last Cap Omnibus I purchase???? Swimming through all those eyes can't be good for you! This is ... odd
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What I bought – 12 January 2011

“I was in the Resistance,” he went on. “There were thirty Germans for every one of us, and they came here like beasts, not soldiers – shooting children, hanging women, cutting off people’s hands – but we never surrendered.” He put a cigarette between his lips and turned back to the sea. “There is nothing good about war, even if you survive.” (Nicholas Christopher, from The Bestiary)

As good as it's always been! The cover might be the best thing about this book, unfortunately Hey, both characters on the cover appear in this comic! Not for the puritan! Half of a Humberto Ramos cover is too much! So sad! Ahoy, penis substitute!
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 003

It’s Episode 003!  

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3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring me (naturally!) with fellow female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass, and Maddy from When Fangirls Attack!. Tune in weekly to CSBG Tuesdays at 2pm as we review comics, and discuss hot topics of the week.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our cast via iTunes, so you never miss an episode!

Inside this episode! How good is the new Heroes For Hire series?  Pretty damn good.  How great is the Warriors homage?  Is it the best ending of any book this week?  Perhaps, but more importantly…Black Widow’s costume is zipped up in every. single. panel. Kelly can die happy now.  She-Hulks #2 is Jen and Lyra versus APES!  Smart super-powered apes!  Need we say more? We probably don’t have to, but we did anyway.  CW is entertaining the idea of a live-action Raven series to replace Smallville as it comes to a close…is it really possible Teen Titan Raven will get a television series before Wonder Woman?  We talk about why it’s maybe not such a crazy idea after all.  Esther Inglis-Arkell wrote a piece on io9 about which comic characters deserve R-rated movies…this naturally spurs a discussion of what characters we’d like to see in R-rated films.  We’ve also got everyone’s pick of the week, plus, after the credits…Sue’s deconstruction of comics and soap operas…which soap is the Liefeld era?!

Also, for some reason I cuss a lot in this episode…I don’t know what’s up with that…but apologies in advance to the tender-eared!

Update: Sue is a guest host on this week’s episode of Awesomed By Comics…another comics podcast you should definitely listen to.  Great job Sue – and thanks for the shout outs Sue, Evie, and Aaron!

In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly, Maddy, and Sue.

As always 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!

What I bought – 2 December 2010

“I play with life, you say, and that is true, but I play because it pleases me; whereas Christian virtues would bore me in a day, as does the philosophy of Seneca. Because of this, Paul’s eloquence is displayed in vain. He should understand that people like me will never accept his religion. With your temperament you might either hate Christians or become a Christian immediately. I recognize, while yawning, the truth of what they say. We are mad. We are hastening to our doom, something unknown is coming toward us, something is dying around us – agreed! But life exists for itself alone, not for death.” (Henryk Sienkiewicz, from Quo Vadis)

With a Kim Basinger cameo! Yep - still icky Sixty percent of the people on this cover do NOT appear in this issue! Part six of six my ass! Well, that's charming! This looks even better than the first one! Eric Powell likes it! I hope this is Rob Schmidt-approved!
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