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Year of the Artist, Day 88: Jamie McKelvie, Part 5 – Young Avengers #2, 4, 7, 9, 13

03-08-2014 11;07;42AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jamie McKelvie, and the issues are Young Avengers #2, 4, 7, 9, and 13, which were published by Marvel and are cover dated April, June, September, October 2013 and February 2014. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 87: Jamie McKelvie, Part 4 – Defenders #9

03-06-2014 01;16;31PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jamie McKelvie, and the issue is Defenders #9, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated October 2012. These scans are from the trade paperback, which was published in January 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 86: Jamie McKelvie, Part 3 – Siege: Loki

03-06-2014 11;21;27AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jamie McKelvie, and the issue is Siege: Loki, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated June 2010. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 85: Jamie McKelvie, Part 2 – Suburban Glamour #4

03-05-2014 09;10;00AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jamie McKelvie, and the issue is Suburban Glamour #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated April 2008. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 84: Jamie McKelvie, Part 1 – Phonogram #4, plus an added bonus!

02-16-2014 11;54;30AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jamie McKelvie, and the issue is Phonogram #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated January 2007. Plus, I decided to show a couple of scans from The Li’l Depressed Boy volume 0, which was also published by Image and came out in December 2011. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist archive!

Here is a listing of all the artists featured in my daily posts, “Year of the Artist.” Easy-peasy!
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 060!

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Inside this episode! A review of Scott Peterson and Annie Wu’s Batman Beyond #27 and a review of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers #8. Geoff Boucher of Entertainment Weekly joins us to talk about SDCC 2013 and everything SUPERHERO MOVIE! Links: Wired – We Don’t Need No Stinking Wonder Woman and Forbes – Wonder Woman Movie Will Deliver Big At Box Office for Warner Bros

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!

3 Chicks Ep 60 Covers

Ecce libri cum picturis: Young Avengers #4, among other books

04-25-2013 04;55;34PM

You know, I hate living in a world where Kelly Thompson is even a little right, confound it!!!
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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 27 January-2 February 2013

What do you want? LINKS! When do you want them? NOW! Is there some sort of big football contest today? Don’t watch that – check out some links!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for January 2013

Oxford comma in the title of this post: Yay or nay? I love Oxford commas, myself, but I enjoy hearing opinions about grammatical minutiae!
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She Has No Head! – Why ‘Young Avengers’ Is The Future Of Superhero Comics

Young Avengers #1 variant cover by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I reviewed Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers for CBR this week and gave it an – apparently controversial for some – 5 stars. Given the title of this post I’m sure you can guess that I’m standing by that rating. But as I’ve said before, you have a limited word count (rightly so) on reviews, and I have lot more to say about this book, the ideas behind it, its nearly perfect execution, and how excited it makes me for the future of comics when I read a book like this. Because lists are so damn effective, I’m doing a list again…so let’s start by ticking off the boxes of what this book gets oh-so-right.

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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 20-26 January 2013

It’s another week of links! I could probably have more of these, but we should not gorge ourselves – that’s not good for anyone!
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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 6-12 January 2013

I decided to revive Bill Reed’s “Sunday Brunch” link-post because I was going to do a link-post and thought he had a perfectly good name lying around and he hasn’t been using it. So if Bill wants the name back, I’ll be happy to give it to him, but for now, let’s check out some links! Some of these are comic-related, but there’s also some pop culture stuff in there too. Some weeks I may have more, some less, but this is what I found interesting across the wacky World Wide Web this week!
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Review time! with X-Men: Season One

Kelly beat me to the punch with a review of this, but that’s why we have different perspectives, right?
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She Has No Head! – Jean Grey Sheds Mary Sue Image, Becomes Awesome & Complex!

X-Men Season One. Dennis Hopeless (writer). Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton (artists). Matthew Wilson (colors). Clayton Cowles (letters). Julian Totino Todesco (cover). Marvel Comics. Hardcover, full color, 136 pages (includes a preview of Uncanny X-Men). $24.99

As someone always on the lookout for strong layered portraits of female characters, I was delighted to find just that in Dennis Hopeless & Jamie McKelvie’s X-Men: Season One (terrible title) in the form of their re-imagining of Jean Grey.  I have never been a big fan of Jean Grey in any of her incarnations; she was always the definition of a Mary Sue to me.  Too nice, too smart, too powerful, too kind, too beautiful (I mean she was a model at one point…gimme a break), too perfect, and everyone too in love with her. I mean, she was that character that when asked “what is your greatest weakness?” would have to be all “Um…my obsession with perfection?”

Sure there were portrayals of her over the years that I liked and stories I found interesting – like any X-Men fan I enjoyed The Phoenix and Dark Phoenix Sagas, and I never hated her or anything extreme, but she was never a character that worked for me as so many others did. Jean Grey never had that moment for me where a character you didn’t care for one way or another suddenly became amazing – like for Cyclops it was when he led the nearly helpless Acolytes out of the Australian desert without bitching once in X-Men #44 – I never saw Scott Summers the same after that issue.  But all that changes today.  Jean Grey and I have finally had that moment, and it was not just one moment but a slight tweak to her in general throughout X-Men: Season One, that has finally made her very compelling to me and dare I say, for the first time, she feels human to me.

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