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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for February 2014

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“In war we’re tough and able / Quite indefatigable / Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable”
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 061

Hey! It’s our 61st Episode 3 Chicks Blue Brown Final2sized

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Inside this episode! An advance (spoiler free!) review of issue #13 of the Eisner winning Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples and a review of the first issue of Jeff Lemire’s new Trillium mini-series. Then we talk to the lovely Dustin Nguyen about his amazing Batman: Li’l Gothameasily my favorite book DC is publishing right now. We talk process, and what’s in store for Li’l Gotham, and mostly I try my best (and fail miserably) not to fangirl out about all my favorite Li’l Gotham stuff. After the interview we talk about some comics, Sue talks about last weekend and Boston Comic Con, and we talk about the most amazing collaborative sketch of all time! There’s no “dramatic reading” this week as Sue was a bit under the weather, but next time, I promise! (probably).

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!

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Abandoned Love: The Scorched Earth of the New 52 Green Arrow

Every week, we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This week, we take a look at how Jeff Lemire’s dramatic first issue of the New 52 Green Arrow, as he uses a bit of a scorched earth approach to abandon the previous set-up for the series.

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Committed: Jeff Lemire talks Constantine

Last week Jeff Lemire let me know that he and Ray Fawkes are committed to keeping John Constantine’s life filled with self-sabotage, demons, sex, and all kinds of insanity. After a sneak peak at the script for Constantine #1 (on shelves in March) I found some points of interest, certainly enough to make me look forward to the release of Constantine in March), and Lemire kindly agreed to answer a few questions. Talking about his intentions and the future for our favorite misanthropic anti-hero gives me hope that the core issues Hellblazer was able to wrestle with may not be entirely lost in this forthcoming take on the character.

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Committed: DC Got Their Marketing All Over My Constantine

The other day I finally got around to reading Justice League Dark #0. Now you can tell me that this is “a different John Constantine than the one in Hellblazer” or that “DC is a different universe than Vertigo.” I don’t buy it. Those are rationalizations, excuses for screwing up a well-established, well-rounded character with a ton of history and a strong following. If DC’s relaunch and their publication of these issue #0′s was anything more than a depressing marketing move aimed at capturing the attention of a dwindling audience instead of trying to increase their appeal by deepening and widening the type of books they publish, they would not have messed up this character’s history so completely.

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Review time! with The Underwater Welder

It’s Jeff Lemire’s new graphic novel! Let’s see what’s what with this sucker!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for July 2012

As I noted last month, some of the stuff I bought in June ended up in this post. Oh well – we don’t stand on ceremony here at ye olde blogge!
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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 041

Hey! It’s our 41st episode!

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Inside this episode! We review Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire’s digital release Legends of The Dark Knight #1 and Brian Wood and James Harren’s Conan The Barbarian #5. We then have an awesome interview with Brian Wood – who had a crazy four title debut last week (The Massive #1, Conan The Barbarian #5, X-Men #30, and Ultimate X-Men #13). We talk about all of his books and lots of other great stuff. For Chick of the Week this week Sue chose fantastic cover artist Jenny Frison and I take the opportunity to make everything about Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We also talk about a special project I’ve got coming up which I know you’ll ALL want to hear about. :)

Apologies for the sound inconsistencies toward the end. There were some problems with my audio and I had to edit in post…but it’s not so wonderful.

Links! Mara Mini-Series, Ryan Kelly, Becky Cloonan, Fiona Staples, Rebekah Isaacs, Ming Doyle, James Harren, Ghost #0 Cover Art Process, The Girl Who Would Be King!

Here are the breaks:

Legends of The Dark Knight #1 – 00:45

Conan The Barbarian #5 – 13:22

Brian Wood Interview – 22:40

Chick of the Week (and more!) – 100:00

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 Review Comics – Episode 040

Hey! It’s our 40th episode!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, AND/OR SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES NOW.

Inside this episode! We review Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner’s digital release Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #1 with wonderful colors by Paul Mounts; Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin’s Justice League Dark #9. We then have an oversized installment talking with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick about her upcoming project Captain Marvel as well as her reboot of Ghost for Dark Horse with Phil Noto, and an upcoming creator owned project with Emma Rios! We also geek out about The Avengers movie, speculate on The Dark Knight Rises, and talk about writing for different artists! For Chick of the Week this week I choose the uber-talented (and delightful) Stephanie Hans, who I’ve now had the pleasure of working with twice and can’t even express how wonderful it has been. I get all tongue-tied even. We also chat about the Alan Scott reveal and Hunger Games and how closet (and not so closet) racism and homophobia still depress the crap out of us.

Links! Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #1, Justice League Dark #9 CBR Review, Stephanie Hans Shop, The Girl Who Would Be King, Womanthology, Called It!,

Here are the breaks:

Ame-Comi Wonder Woman #1 – 00:33

Justice League: Dark #9 – 16:20

Kelly Sue DeConnick Interview – 29:00

Chick of the Week (and more!) – 136:00

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!



Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for May 2012

Hey, it’s that time again, when we hit things hard and we hit things fast and then … we’re gone! We’re like ninjas that way!
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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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Who wants graphic novel reviews? You do!

You just don’t realize it! But I’m here to fulfill your desires!1
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