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Red Sonja by Gail Simone Omnibus Announced

There are a few iconic characters not owned by Marvel and DC. Red Sonja is one of those. If there is one creator's run that is more recognized with the character other than Frank Thorne, it's writer Gail Simone's time writing the sword and sorcery title. Dynamite is collecting her entire 19-issue run.

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Bettie Page #4 – Review

Things get a little ahead of you when you have a lot going on. I first read Bettie Page #4 a week ago and intended to write up a review of it, but other things got in the way. This week, I was going through the new releases, trying to see what I want to review and noticed this book. I decided that I have to make this the first comic this week that I needed to review.

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Bettie Page #1 – Review

Dynamite is launching a new Bettie Page series this week. Given that Dynamite has had a history of doing some rather exploitative comics and covers with their female characters, I was skeptical. Bettie Page is one of those characters whose legend is built upon her sexuality. Past comics featuring her have leaned heavily on it. Of those, the only one in the past that I have found entertaining is Jim Silke's Queen Of The Nile. Of course, the subsequent stories have so turned me off to comics featuring the legendary pin-up queen. Why, then, did I give this issue a reading? To be honest, I don't recall why I chose it over Mars Attacks #2 or Project Superpowers #4. Dejah Thoris #10? I know why I didn't read that one. All those things given, am I at least happy I read the first issue of a new Bettie Page series?

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Barbarella #4 – Review

The Barbarella series from Dynamite has been hit or miss. The first issue was impressive enough, but the next two seemed less than stellar, to say the least. However, I was still intrigued by the treatment of the character. I decided to try the fourth issue. There was enough science fiction in that first story to be interesting. With a new storyline, I decided to give Barbarella another chance.

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Nancy Drew Coming Soon From Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge

Dynamite has been setting out to expand their line into female friendly titles for some time. They've revamped their core titles featuring classic female characters like Deja Thoris, Vampirella and Red Sonja. Occasionally, we've seen titles aimed directly at children, like L'il Vampi and L'il Sonja. Dynamite has impressed me with the announcement of one particular new title, sticking with their tradition of redefining established characters. Dynamite is bring us new adventures for Nancy Drew.

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Red Sonja #13 – Review

I wasn't going to read this comic, much less review it. Red Sonja is an anachronism in this age of feminist portrayals in comics. Red Sonja is an iconic, strong female protagonist, defined almost primarily by a chain mail bikini. At various times, her portrayal has sometimes defied that stereotype, and at others, has been defined by it. This dichotomy often leaves me unsatisfied by Red Sonja, so I wasn't looking at giving this issue much thought. I saw Ben Caldwell's cover and was intrigued. Let's talk about that while I review this issue.

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Red Sonja And Tarzan Crossover Coming From Gail Simone And Walter Geovani

I was struck by one of the covers to Red Sonja #13 and went looking in my e-mail for the review copy Dynamite sent. In one of the e-mails, I saw three names, Red Sonja, Tarzan and Gail Simone. To be honest, I just can't get into Red Sonja, as much as I want to. She's this unfortunate paradox of a strong female character that is defined almost entirely by a chain mail bikini. She's also had the good fortune to be written by Gail Simone, who doesn't take writing female protagonists lightly. So when I saw this press release in my search results, I was intrigued. I'm gonna give it a shot. I would suggest you keep an open mind with it, just like I will.

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Project Superpowers: The Hero Killers TPB – Review

Dynamite released a collection last week of Project Superpowers: Hero Killers. Hero Killers was a five issue limited series that explored what happened when some frustrated sidekicks snap and become the murderers of the heroes they once served. When the first issue came out last year, I read it and wasn't terribly impressed. However, the premise and the creators are intriguing enough that when the TPB came out, I wanted to give it a second chance.

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Best Comics (?) of 2017 – Part Three

Instead of fake awards, and highlighting news for the past year, which seemed to consist almost entirely of people complaining online about one thing or another. Instead of trying to come up with lists of things that I enjoyed, which will most likely embarrass me to look at in a few years, I'm going to hit on a few things from the past year that I thought were worth looking back on with some fondness.

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Best Comics Of 2017 – Part Two – Vampirella Vol. 1: Forbidden Fruit

Instead of fake awards, and highlighting news for the past year, which seemed to consist almost entirely of people complaining online about one thing or another. Instead of trying to come up with lists of things that I enjoyed, which will most likely embarrass me to look at in a few years, I'm going to hit on a few things from the past year that I thought were worth looking back on with some fondness.

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Barbarella #1 Review

One of Dynamite’s releases this week is a comics character with a history going back decades. Barbarella presents the space-faring heroine popularized by Jane Fonda in 1968, based on the French science fiction comic from 1962. Knowing the history, I dove into the comic to see if Mike Carey’s new series drew more from the

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Dynamite Launches Gumby Kickstarter

I'm always a little hesitant when a company launches a Kickstarter. Archie learned a hard lesson when it tried to do one with the New Riverdale launch a couple of years ago. Dynamite has apparently been reluctant.

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