Spinning out of a event I have small interest in and featuring a writer who doesn’t excite me A-Foce starts off with the chips stacked against it. But it has a decent artist and a fantastic cast of female characters. That could be enough to win me over. Does it? A-Force #1-3 Writers: Marguerite Bennet … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: A-Force #1-3
Brent and Derek discuss the highs and lows of the first five issues of Ms. Marvel featuring Kamala Khan. Visit Brent at http://deadlytroubadour.com for more of his reviews, short stories and information on his fantasy novel Deadly Troubadours. CLI’s intro and outro music was written and performed by Manny Marx. Support the show by buying Ms. Marvel vol 1 No … More CLI 19: Ms. Marvel #1-5
I really like strong, kick-ass women in comics. So, it seems, do a lot of folk. Which makes it rather surprising that such characters are still so rare that new female lead titles get an extra little celebration. I understand the joy even if, as in this case I don’t necessarily agree with it. That’s … More A-Force – Empowerment and Diversity?
I think this will be my last review of Ms. Marvel. Yeah. Ms. Marvel #3 Writer: G. Willow Wilson Art: Adrian Alphona Color Art: Ian Herring Publisher: Marvel So far I’ve reviewed issues One, Two and Three and each time I’ve said pretty much the same thing: the art is gorgeous, the writing is … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ms. Marvel #4
It’s been two issues of diminishing returns. Will issue three be the big one that turns it all around? Short answer: Sadly, no. No spoilers. Just disappointment. Ms. Marvel #3 Writer: G. Willow Wilson Art: Adrian Alphona Color Art: Ian Herring Last issue I was bothered by the rather non-superheroics involved in helping a teenager … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ms. Marvel #3
Other than very pretty art, I didn’t think much of the first issue. That said, it did its job of making me pick up issue two. Or was it the desire to want to like the book what made me pick it up? Either way, I don’t think my opinion on the quality of the … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ms. Marvel #2
I love comic books. There, I said it. I am a staunch defender of the inherent worth of comics. All that said, comic books don’t have the best track record when it comes to depictions of women. Marvel Comics, while being just as guilty of emphasizing T&A aspects of super heroines in the past, is … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Ms. Marvel #1