Ever since Bitch Planet came out, it quickly gathered a fan base excited about it's feminist take on the exploitation story so prevalent in American cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick crafts a great send up of the genre with her story of a prison planet whose inmates are non-compliant women. It spawned a spin off anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature that gave other creators a swing at the world created by DeConnick and tell stories of their own. Now the first five issues of the anthology are being collected and should be stores in time for Christmas.
Tank Girl is always one of those comics that asks you to strap in for the ride. After serious comics beg to be taken seriously, it's good to pick up a comic that just wants you to read it.
Bingo Love is one of those comics that I’m eagerly awaiting since I got the first e-mail about it. I even picked up a preview comic this summer from writer Tee Franklin. It was announced at NYCC that it will be published by Image Comics. I’m also excited that there’s a rough release date for
I certainly love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. Some people like their science fiction to explore time travel, or the future, I like mine to explore worlds that might have been existing somewhere alongside our own.This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at another favorite Elseworlds series, Kingdom Come.
If you live in Los Angeles, then you should make your way to Chevalier's Books on Sunday evening and pick up a copy of Jane. While you're there, you can get it signed and meet the writer, Aline Brosh McKenna. McKenna has a great history as the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada and the co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Just in case you're hesitant to show up for a new graphic novel, BOOM! Studios has been thoughtful enough to send out preview pages with its press release. Just keep reading for details about the appearance and the preview pages, which look fantastic thanks to artist Ramón K. Pérez, a beautiful choice to illustrate this story.
Rocko's Modern Life is one of those Nickelodeon series that gets overshadowed by the more heavily marketed and longer-running cartoons like Rugrats, Spongebob Squarepants, Wild Thornberrys, and Doug among others. It has its own legacy and episodes like "I Have No Son" and "Unbalanced Load" still resonate in my memory with classic lines such as "NEVER!" and "Laundry Day is a very dangerous day." Fans of the series probably have found themselves using Heffer's catch phrase, "That was a hoot!" in response to jokes with friends. BOOM! Studios just announced that Rocko's Modern Life is getting a series from its all ages imprint kaBOOM! this December.
So, there are comics that really connect with a reader not because they're entertaining, or drawn well, or because the characters are interesting, but because they are about something more personal and intimate. Kim & Kim: Love Is A Battlefield looks to be one of those books.
Titan Comics has made it a practice to bring some comics from around the world to an English-speaking audience. In an effort to keep doing that, they have formed a new imprint to make those comics easier to recognize, Statix Press.
Update: IDW has issued a statement concerning their current GI Joe writer for the mainline book. While the fandom as a whole is united lets point out that Aubrey is a freelance writer and his opinions do not reflect the opinions of IDW. We will continue to support IDW but we will no longer support this book until this has been resolved. IDW seemed sincere with their statement and that is helping to calm the fans and media alike. Our original statement has been amended below. We will stay abreast to the situation and if anything changes we will post it up.
I wanted to write another review of an old comic tonight. Going through my list of comics, I came across Squadron Supreme and remembered it taking the concept of a team meant to mirror the Justice League and running with it.
"Our long, national nightmare is over." - Gerald Ford, 8/9/1974 Of course, by using that quote, I could be referring to the story of Hydra taking over America using a leader that was once the paragon of American values. I could also be referring to a comics event that has been, from its inception, criticized for it's lack of taste in corrupting an iconic hero. As I begin typing these words, I still have no idea of where I am going with this review. Nevertheless, let's get started, and be warned, SPOILERS AHEAD.