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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ming Doyle, and the issue is Mara #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated April 2013. Enjoy!
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George looked at his granddaughter’s empty suit. He thought of Job. Satan lacked imagination. To crack a man’s faith, one need not resort to burning his flesh, ruining his finances, or any such obvious afflictions. One need only take a man’s species away from him. (James Morrow, This Is The Way The World Ends)
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Inside this episode! It’s our 50th Episode! Woo! Join us for a YA-themed discussion with reviews of Brian Wood and Ming Doyle’s Mara #2, and Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner, and Emily Ivie’s Emily & The Strangers #1. Stay tuned after that for an interview with Bryan Q. Miller as we discuss his wonderful Kickstarter project Earthward, as well as all things Smallville (and a few Batgirl Vol. 3 tidbits too). We also as that for our anniversary (in addition to sending super expensive gifts, of course) you sound off in the comments about what some of your favorite moments/episodes/guests have been…as well let us know who you’d like us to try to get on in the future. Thanks so much for listening everyone!
*We did have some problems with Bryan’s audio cutting out – it always comes back but I’m sorry that we weren’t able to correctly troubleshoot it during the cast. Apologies!
Here are the breaks:
Review of Mara #2! – 02:00
Review of Emily & The Strangers #1 – 09:28
Interview with Bryan Q. Miller! – 15:41
50th Episode “chit chat” – 1:13:39
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! Advance reviews are always spoiler-free!
At this point one may note that men must be either pampered or annihilated. (Niccolo Machiavelli, from The Prince)
The writer was pacing. “I have never been a violent man. I don’t believe in violence. Violence does not advance the human condition. Ideas do.”
“Ideas don’t perish in prison cells,” Levanter said. “People do.” (Jerzy Kosinski, from Blind Date)
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