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She Has No Head! – 10 Ladies Leveling Up In 2015

Folks, 2015 is already shaping up to be an interesting year in comics (and that’s even when I just put my fingers in splevelupmy ears and go “LALALALALAA” whenever anyone mentions Secret Wars and Convergence which might very well be great but basically make my head spin right now). What with all the new creator owned stuff coming out (In a bit of Wytches-like badassery Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender is not even out yet and already optioned by Sony. Wooo!) and women doing especially awesome things in comics both big and small, let’s talk about 10 female comics creators that are seriously leveling up in 2015.

Without a doubt, you should already be (and hopefully are?) following all these ladies as none of them are unknowns. And for the record, I am planning a post for later this month that will focus on 10 “lesser known up and comers” and that will also include a massive list of women in comics that I hope you will all help me flesh out to be as complete as possible.

But for now, for THIS list, since there are SO MANY worthy women to consider, I tried to stick with ladies are currently transitioning to a bigger/larger stage…who are REALLY leveling up. Because of that, someone like say, Faith Erin Hicks wasn’t included simply because to my knowledge as of this writing she doesn’t have any major works scheduled for this year. Similarly, creators like G. Willow Wilson, Emily Carroll, and Eleanor Davis all had incredible years in 2014, the kind of stuff that I would definitely consider “leveling up” but that was LAST year…and this is the FUTURE. ;)

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She Has No Head! – New Books To Read In 2015

I always like to do a post early in the year that looks forward to some of the books I’m most excited about on the horizon in 2015, helps me get pumped for the year and also try to make a mental note of all the projects I’m looking out for. I was ready with my list the first week of January but opted to wait to hear what news came out of Image Expo as they’ve had some truly exciting stuff in the last couple years, this year was no exception and added some great looking titles to my “must haves” list.

All that said, it was a bit hard to predict what I’m most excited about from Marvel and DC because their events (Secret Wars and Convergence, respectively) are even more potentially “line changing” and mysterious than usual. So keeping in mind that that accounts for a likely decreased number of books from both publishers on the list…let’s get going! I organized this by month and then for stuff that has nebulous release dates more a “going forward in 2015” category.

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Review time! with Lady Killer #1

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Jamie S. Rich, who’s a cool dude, asked me if I’d like an advance copy of Lady Killer #1, which he co-wrote with Joëlle Jones (according to Rich, she did the main plotting). As I am a fan of both Rich and Jones, I said sure! So let’s take a look at it!
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Year of the Artist, Day 318: Joëlle Jones, Part 4: Batman ’66 #10

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joëlle Jones, and the story is “Cleo-Bat-Ra” in Batman ’66 #10, which was published by DC and is cover dated March 2014 (for the digital comic – the print version is cover dated June). Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 317: Joëlle Jones, Part 3: Helheim #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 Joëlle Jones, and the comic is Helheim #1, which was published by Oni Press and is cover dated March 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 316: Joëlle Jones, Part 2: You Have Killed Me

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joëlle Jones, and the comic is You Have Killed Me, which was published by Oni Press and are cover dated August 2009. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 315: Joëlle Jones, Part 1: 12 Reasons Why I Love Her

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joëlle Jones, and the comic is 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, which was published by Oni Press and are cover dated October 2006. 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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Review time! with The Girl Who Owned a City

The book on which this was based was published in 1975. Why is it being adapted for comics almost 40 years later? That’s a fine question, good readers!
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Comic-Con 2011: I am described as “persnickety” and other anecdotes from San Diego

Yes, it’s time for the Mother of All Con Reports! No panel coverage, no breaking news, no fascinating interviews – just stories from the convention trenches! See: Superheroes struggle to text! Read about: The man with no sunglasses! Behold: Your humble author’s clothing! Nothing is sacred, not even the reputation of our newly-minted Eisner-award-winning Grand Poobah!
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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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A review a day: You Have Killed Me

Another day, another review! This time, it’s a noir tale of crime and lust! Aren’t they all?
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