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I wrote a new piece over on CSBG about how disturbing I find DC’s (very pretty) Bombshell Variant Covers for the month of June – after only a handful of hours we’re up to over 100 comments because people really have problems when you criticize mainstream superhero work and marketing…even though many agree it’s backwards and ill-thought out regularly.

Anyway, posting here two images to show how well we’re doing already on Derailment Bingo and Sexist Bingo. Enjoy!

Sexism BingoVia Geek Melange


Today's Derailment BingoVia Piranha


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I’m trying to get better about cross posting content again. In that vein…here is a cross post to today’s hopefully super fun SHE HAS NO HEAD! which is all about creating a comics time capsule!

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Other posts I’ve done recently that you might have missed?

This bit about how the new Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel X-MEN is ALL I’VE EVER WANTED!

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And I did some pieces on LIT REACTOR:

This one about the resurgence of “choose your own adventure” stories (in comics and elsewhere)

This one about why people should stop hassling me to read Game of Thrones and just let me enjoy the television show (for now).

Of course if you’ve been hiding out and neglected to notice that I borderline broke people’s brains with the fact that I hated Man of Steel (read that here), here is a rather unorthodox Superman “Book vs Film” comparison on Lit Reactor.

I also did this one about the awesomeness that is Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolf’s Batman: Lil’ Gotham.



I also had the pleasure of recently giving 4 or more stars to all of the following comics:

Hawkeye #12

Quantum & Woody #1

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1

Daredevil: Dark Nights #2

Suicide Risk #3

The Wake #2



Whew. Okay. That’s it for now!!!

Thanks everyone, I hope you find something enjoyable to read!




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Running a little late today, but a new SHE HAS NO HEAD! about 10 ladies that are making a run for my “Top 20 Fictional Females In Comics” after great work with amazing creators over the last couple years.

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A new piece of mine went up on Lit Reactor if you missed it, it’s inspired by the Orson Scott Card/DC thing, but it’s mostly an open discussion about where you draw the line between creator and what they create. Head on over and retweet/comment at will!

I wrote a few reviews for CBR this week. I really liked A+X #5, especially Kathryn Immonen and David LaFuente’s hilarious (and gorgeous) Doop + Iron Fist team up. $3.99 is still really expensive for two 10-page short stories, but it was pretty fucking good.

I also reviewed My Little Pony #4 – which I liked but didn’t fall in love with, and Red She-Hulk #63 which continues to miss for me, unfortunately. :(

Oh! And a new 3 Chicks podcast went up on Monday on CSBG…give it a listen. We definitely talk about SANDWICHES!



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Here’s some things that have been going on while I’ve been too crazy busy to blog (that all changes tomorrow though).

I wrote about the Dredd movie for Lit Reactor: 10 Reasons Why Dredd Is The Best Comic Book Movie of 2012 You DIDN’T See

I wrote about Wonder Woman the CW’s in limbo ‘Amazon’: 5 Ways Looking At Comics Can Help The CW’s ‘Amazon’

On She Has No Head! – I talked about Faith Erin Hicks collected The Adventures of Superhero Girl and “8 Great Female Led Comics You Should Be Reading.”

I wrote reviews for some really great comics: Hawkeye #8, Adventure Time #13, and Captain Marvel #10.

I wrote reviews for some pretty good comics: Powers: Bureau #1, Avengers Arena #4, and Uncanny X-Men #1.

And at least one not so great comic: Justice League of America #1.


Whew.  Alright, I’ll try to stay more on top of things this month…swearsies.

A new She Has No Head! is up – one in which I explore why Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers #1 is the future of superhero comics – and the future is indeed, bright!

Check it out!

Young Avengers #1 Variant Cover by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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A new She Has No Head! is up.  That’s right, kids, it’s my “Bests (and a few worsts) of 2012”

Head on over to check it out.  And here’s a hint…it’s Hawkeye/Saga-rific!  :)

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New She Has No Head! today, kids.

And as the column today will tell you, I’m doing THIS new thing…cause you know…I don’t already have enough to do.

Other things you should know, She Has No Head! is going to have to be on hiatus for August…I just have to focus on THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING stuff (sorry!) but it’ll be back full swing in September. I hope Sue and I will still get an episode or two of 3 Chicks up in August, but no promises!

Also, I DO promise to get you the last two days of “30 Days Of Superheroines”…I swear it’s gonna happen. This week even! :)


Hey, kids. There’s a new She Has No Head! up today, all about recommendations for great Black Widow reading.

Head on over and check it out.

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A new 3 Chicks Review Comics is up with a double-sized interview with the delightful Kelly Sue DeConnick. Check it out!

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