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I love Halloween. It’s easily my favorite holiday. Christmas is a close second thanks to all the nostalgia (my parents do an epic warm Christmas). But there’s so much pressure on Christmas (just like New Years) that it can start to feel like obligation more than celebration and even I grow weary of the music and everything that comes with it which seems to creep into our lives earlier and earlier each year.
But Halloween never gets aggressive or greedy. It just hangs back being awesome. Go out and have the night of your life, or just hang back and eat chocolate and watch scary movies. Both are completely acceptable.
So it bums me out every year, especially the last five or so when superheroes have become so popular and mainstream to see so many lazy superhero costumes and since this is a column about women in comics we’ll focus on the superheroine costumes especially. The “super sexy” versions of costumes (that were already reasonably high on the sexy to begin with) get pretty tedious too, but my beef is not with costumes that are “too sexy” my beef is with costumes that are lazy as all get out or worse, don’t make a lick of goddamn sense (and not in the good way that things sometimes don’t make sense). Here are a few that really ticked me off in my hunt this year…
Just an hour before my column about the ladies of the Marvel Studio movies went up, a column that in part lamented our lack of announcements on female-led films, we got an announcement about a female-led superhero film being developed.
But that announcement came not from Marvel Studios but Sony.
MUCH MORE RESTRAINED JOY.
It’s not rocket science. While Marvel Studios have been killing it with their films – and they seem to be getting better and better – The Avengers (2012), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) are their three best films (except perhaps Iron Man (2008) which set us off on this incredible superhero resurgence in the first place) – Sony has been kind of the opposite of killing it.
Hey folks! It’s our debut episode!
3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring me (naturally!), Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass, and Maddy from When Fangirls Attack!. Tune in weekly to CSBG Tuesdays at 2pm as we review comics, and discuss hot topics of the week. The way this cast is presented on CSBG will likely change in the coming weeks, but for now, please CLICK HERE to listen to Episode 001 via PodOMatic. You can subscribe to the feed and download directly to iTunes if you’d like to take us with you everywhere.
In our first episode! Is Batman Inc #1 a great starting off point, or potential dilution of the brand and existing characters…some of whom aren’t even around…cough>Cass Cain<cough! Is Spider-Girl #1 worth your hard earned dollars? And more importantly will a fictional teenage girl have more twitter followers than all of us put together?! So far the answer to that last one is yes. A Buffy film without Joss Whedon? WTF? And if that’s possible why can’t we get a Wonder Woman movie? What’s better than Ming Doyle’s Lady Gotham? Plus, everyone’s pick of the week!
Beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!
I want to give special thanks to Nik Furious for our 3 Chicks theme song, as well as the massive help he gave in getting this put together at all. Couldn’t have done it without you and AudioShocker Nick! Hopefully we’ll all (mostly me) get better at this whole podcasting thing and not shame you terribly!
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