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I wrote an essay of sorts for THE MARY SUE about my love for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Buffy specifically and how she is (and was) a feminist touchstone for me as a writer and fan and how her existence in the world helps make my own Tessa Battle (of STORYKILLER!) possible.

If you like any of the words above, head on over to The Mary Sue and check out the piece. People seem to be vibing it. :)

Also, we are ALMOST at 30k – which will mean FIRST STRETCH GOAL REACHED!

Come and help put us over the edge, will ya?



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Sorry for the lateness on this one kids, but as you know, the Kickstarter blew the hell up today with awesomeness (we fully funded in under 30 hours!) and are now cruising wonderfully past that. And there are still locked artists rewards to reveal and everything. It’s just awesome.

And a huge thanks to so many of you that donated, supported, and spread the word. You guys are almost as badass as Lola 😉

So, I thought a lot about which amazing and inspirational superheroine should start this off, and after much thought I went with Buffy (of Buffy The Vampire Slayer ‘natch)…she was of course MY biggest superheroine influence and is in large part responsible for Bonnie, Lola, and The Girl Who Would Be King in general.

So, thanks Buffy (and Joss!)…here’s to you!

Buffy by Phil Noto

By Phil Noto via Your Nice New Outfit

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If you’ve been waiting for Womanthology, now’s your day! Womanthology should be in your local comic book stores today – so make sure to hunt it down!

You can also buy it online, but it won’t be released there until 3/27.

You can read a preview of Womanthology (including my story “Superless Hero” with phenomenal art by Stephanie Hans in full HERE.

And here are some early reviews (several of which mention “SuperLess Hero” – woo!) of Womanthology:

Fanboy Comics

Word Of The Nerd


Comic Booked

DC Women Kicking Ass

Also out this week – and a MUST read is:

Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and I wrote a detailed review of it here on Lit Reactor:

And don’t forget to pick up this completely mind-blowing issue of Buffy – Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #7, which I gave 4.5 stars on CBR. The review is mostly free of spoilers, unless you didn’t know about that one thing that was spoiled for all of us a couple months ago.

In fact, this is really a great week for comics…you should also be picking up Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s Saucer Country #1, Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s Conan The Barbarian #2, Ross Campbell and Joe Keatinge’s Glory #24, Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s Wolverine & The X-Men #7, J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman, and Amy Reeder’s Batwoman #7 (get these Reeder issues while you can!), Though I am behind on Greg Rucka’s Punisher that is also out this week and worth the pick up, as well as The Ray #4, and Powers #9. AND the final (long awaited) issue of Marjorie Liu and Phil Noto’s X-23, which I’ll be reviewing for CBR this week.

After last week’s pleasantly surprising developments in Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #6, I could avoid writing about Buffy for She Has No Head! no longer.

Check out my “Love Letter To Buffy” on this week’s She Has No Head!

Artwork by Zugma

Last week’s Cover(s) of the Week are a tie between Buffy & Batwoman (don’t tell DC Women Kicking Ass…she’ll be mad!)

First up, Steve Morris’ truly excellent Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #5.  Look at those colors, absolutely fantastic.  Love the text integration as well, so smart:

And then there’s Batwoman #5 by J.H. Williams III.  Absolutely stunning – and as I discussed when it came up in Drunk Cover Solicits a few months ago, there’s so much more there than meets the eye at first glance.  It’s beautiful if you don’t look deep, but if you take the time, it’s incredibly complex and interesting.  Actually, I’d say that about both these covers.  Excellent work gents.

I’m not going to do a post for Panel Of The Week for last week (too busy/tired/lazy) but this definitely would have been one of the picks, also from Batwoman #5 and J.H. Williams:

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Been so busy…didn’t get these reviews from last week up.  So I thought I’d give you guys this week’s advance review, plus last week’s that I missed.  Still more reviews coming this week – X-Factor #228 and X-Club #1…keep an eye out!

Defenders #1

“You can tell from the story title for “Defenders” #1 – “Breaker of Worlds, Part 1: I Hate Myself And Want To Die” that Matt Fraction intends to have a good time with his readers, and indeed he does. The book has an enthusiasm and energy that is evident from page one, even when it’s being all grim and world ending…”

X-Men Legacy #259

“Mike Carey has thought more intensely about Rogue’s powers than any other two creators working in comics.  I feel confident in saying this because Carey constantly surprises me with the ways in which he has used her powers throughout his run.  “X-Men Legacy” #259 continues that tradition. What could have been a mundane filler issue about which way Rogue will choose to go post-Schism, suddenly becomes quite interesting in Carey’s hands…”

Angel & Faith #4

“Angel and Faith” continues to impress as it features two big stars of the Buffyverse that are far more interesting when paired together. The result is a smart book that’s being executed very wel.  Issue #4 brings to a close the first arc of “Angel and Faith,” and it’s a satisfying ending that leaves plenty to still be mined of the book’s original mission, i.e. Angel’s intention to bring Giles back to life. Angel and Faith, having found the Mohra blood that could well make that happen, discover a horrible secret to the blood now that the world is absent magic…”

As always, likes and retweets are awesome, and you can read all my CBR reviews thus far here.

These Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Nine covers from Steve Morris have been awesome.  I like this one for issue #2 even more than the first issue:

Obviously the amazing J.H. Williams III’s Batwoman #2. GORGEOUS:

Also some gorgeous moody work from Massimo Canevale for Northlanders #45:

Some gorgeous covers this week.

Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising #2:

Steve Morris’ Angel & Faith #2:

Ryan Sook’s Justice League Dark #1:

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““Buffy The Vampire Slayer” is a hard comic for me to review, as I have to struggle to keep the emotionally invested fangirl parts of me balanced with the objective reviewer parts. Fortunately, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9” #1 is a very good comic, so my job is made easy…”

Click here to read the rest of my CBR Review of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1.

As always likes and retweets are much appreciated and you can read the rest of my CBR Reviews here.

Also…there was some craziness the past week and I didn’t have time to put posts up for my other reviews, but last week I reviewed:

Static Shock #1

X-23 #14

Heroes For Hire #11


“The “Angel” series (and related books) at IDW were, for the most part, good and interesting books with compelling stories and solid creative teams, but somehow it feels comforting to have everything that goes with “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” safely housed under one publishing roof, Dark Horse. Already “Angel & Faith” feels more tightly tied to “Season 8” of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and I suspect all will be the better for it in the long run as well…”

You can read the rest of my CBR Review of Angel & Faith #1 here.

As always, likes and retweets are much appreciated and you can read all of my CBR Reviews thus far here.


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