I’m in love with this new Brubaker / Phillips series, Fangirls. Of course, not that I expected to feel any other way. However, I’ve already read the released issues twice through already, and wait for each new one like a junkie. What can I say? These fellows know how to make a mean comic book. All this noir murder mystery stuff gets me all hot & bothered.
So I’m just a tad behind the times, Fangirls, but not too bad. Though it was terribly hard to resist, I had to finish up a pile of unread comics before I jumped into this new Brubaker/Phillips series. At last, it is here in my arms. Of course, it’s just as mind blowing, intense, and beautiful as I had imagined.
If there is one word to summarize this story so far, it is ‘epic’. Of all the comics I am currently reading, this one is my favorite, and has been since I picked it up in March 2013. I stumbled across this at my LCS and from the moment I finished the first issue, all I wanted was more.
Fangirls, I’m going to start off by saying that I’m very on the fence about Rat Queens right now. The artist, Roc Upchurch, has been removed from the team due to domestic violence charges. I have really been enjoying the story, as I’ve repeatedly stated, but I’m not going to keep buying the books. Image publishes creator owned comics, so even though Upchurch is no longer on the team, he is still one of the creators, so he’s still getting checks. I’m just very unsure about these, and I felt that you all should be aware of the situation.
You recognize those names, don’t you, Fangirls? Yes, of course you do, because we’re all obsessed with them and there incredibly fantastic series Sex Criminals. You may or may not know that these two also offer the world more mind blowing humor in a variety of things. One of those is their recently released sex guide Just the Tips, a hilarious & maybe accurate little book of advice & inspiration. Read More »
Fangirls, I’m going to be honest with you. There is a lot going on in Shutter, and even though there are things I really don’t understand (walking, talking, advice offering cat clock?), I love it. Set in a future with animal-like creatures who interact with humans daily, about a woman who thinks she knows her family far better than she does, Shutter is bizarre and beautiful. It’s a combination of a couple things, all done wonderfully.
Kelly Sue DeConnick (of Captain Marvel and Pretty Deadly fame) and Valentine De Landro bring us Image’s new b-movie style comic, Bitch planet. Taking cues from exploitative films of the 7o’s, this new series is set on a brutal and over the top women-only prison planet. This can only be entertaining. Read More »