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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode #071

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We begin with an ADVANCE REVIEW for DC’s new Gotham Academy #1 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl. This is spoiler free, so no worries about listening before you’ve had a chance to read. This releases on 10/1 so make sure to keep your eyes peeled if you haven’t already pre-ordered from your shop! Next up is a review of Copperhead #1 from Image by Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski. Last up (but never least!) is a review of Greg Rucka , Michael Lark, and Santi Arcas’s Lazarus #11 also from Image. Our interview this week is with the incredible Becky Cloonan – co-writer of Gotham Academy, writer of the forthcoming Southern Cross from Image with artist Andy Belanger, writer/artist of the Eisner nominated Demeter and The Mire, and all around badass. After the interview we talk a bit about some of the recent TV/Comics news, Sue has my FAVORITE dramatic reading yet and, after the bumper, we argue about Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, which I maintain is totally stupid.

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 Caanan Grall for our incredible 3 Chicks Logo and to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

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She Has No Head! – Bests (And A Few Worsts) Of 2010

Closing up our month of lists and year in review on She Has No Head! is a list of my “Bests” from 2010 (and a few worsts).  Please keep in mind that I didn’t get to read ALL THE BOOKS.  For example, The Return of The Dapper Men is sitting here and wooing me with its gorgeous swan song and telling me that it could have been a contender…but I just didn’t get to it…and that’s the way it is sometimes, but of the stuff that I read (which was A LOT), here’s what I really loved the most…

A Page from Eduardo Medeiros’ Spider-Man/Juggernaut tale from Marvel's Strange Tales II #3

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She Has No Head! – Second Annual Awesome Women In Comics Holiday Gift List, 2010!

Welcome back to my annual female positive comics holiday gift list – yes, I’ve done it twice now, so it’s officially an “annual thing”.  And if you love lists, you’re going to be all about She Has No Head! this December as it’s a month of lists – starting with today’s holiday gift list, then a two part list of my favorite female creators of 2010, and rounding out the month with a best (and a few worsts) of 2010 list.  Let’s get started!

So the holidays are upon us and you’ve decided that in these tough economic times you want to support the 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.

This year, in addition to picking excellent female positive titles, I also limited myself to books released in 2010 only…enjoy!

01. For the collector in your life. This oversized hardcover edition of Wednesday Comics is a gorgeous book that is only superseded in coolness by the original newsprint issues.  Bonus points if you can track those down and deliver both in one gorgeous package that would make any collector salivate.

What it is: Wednesday Comics was a stunning experiment that I hope Mark Chiarello will try to duplicate sometime in the future – an experiment in which he took some of absolute best artists and writers working in comics and told them to do whatever they wanted.  The result is some of the most creative, interesting, and flat out beautiful work I’ve seen in a VERY many years.  Wednesday Comics collects stories from Neil Gaiman, Kurt Busiek, Amanda Conner, David Azzarello, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dave Gibbons, Karl Kerschl, Mike Allred, Ben Caldwell and many others and focuses on a large variety of characters from Wonder Woman and Batman to Sgt. Rock and Metamorpho.

Why it’s female positive: Stories featuring heavy-hitters Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman (among others), plus 12 huge beautiful Supergirl pages by artist Amanda Conner.

Wednesday Comics. Mark Chiarello (editor). Various Writers, Various artists. DC Comics. $49.99. Full Color.  Hardcover (large format size). 200 Pages.  Release date: June 1, 2010.

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