Tag Archive: Thor


Over the last week, the biggest story in comics has been female readers and the increasing attention that the Big Two companies have been giving them. With Gotham Academy and the new direction on Batgirl from DC and yesterday’s announcement that Marvel is chasing “an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls” with a new female Thor, it seems that, apparently all at once, the industry has come around to the bizarre notion that it’s worth appealing to 51% of their potential readership.

Great as it is to see such marked change in editorial policy, these announcements have had me thinking about what needs to change in the comics industry before it can rid itself of the boys club mentality that’s stifled it for so long. With that in mind, I’m introducing a new feature to the site each making a case for an (extant) female character who could easily fill the need for A-List female heroes and who the industry should be marketing to women.

 

She-Hulk

She-Hulk is probably the most obvious of the characters I considered for this inaugural article and, as such, it should come as no surprise that she’s the only one with her own monthly solo comic. However, while I tried to avoid some of the more obvious choices, She-Hulk holds a special place in my mind. Continue reading

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Well it’s gift-giving season again, the happiest season of all. Unfortunately, all that happiness can get kind of stressful. Well fear not, dear readers, whether you’re hoping to take advantage of time off, looking for something to spend your grandma’s check on, or looking to buy the comic fan in your life something a little more nuanced than Amazon’s best sellers, I’m here to help make your life a little less stressful.

Happy HolidaysBelow I’ve assembled ten of my favorite collected comics that should be easy to find. I’ve tried to provide a selection that will hopefully appeal to most, if not all, readers. It’s worth mentioning that there are tons of excellent comics that I simply haven’t gotten around to reading, but I wanted to feel confident that you were getting the best I could recommend and, as such, many of them are missing from this list. If you feel like your interests aren’t adequately represented here, feel free to let me know in comments and I’ll try to see if I can’t come up with something.

I hope this is helpful to you and, as my friends at FOX News say: Happy Holidays.

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Review: Wolverine #7

Wolverine 7

Wolverine, that immortal Canadian badass, has become a staple of comic books. Ever since he first appeared, and especially since X-Men opened the doors to the modern waves of comic book movies, he’s become one of the most identifiable heroes in Marvel’s stable. But while the superhero story has nearly become its own genre, the X-Men are still science-fiction. Accordingly, Paul Cornell has decided to follow in the tradition of SF writers before him and write a story based on a single question. It’s a simple thought experiment: what would Wolverine do without his healing factor? Continue reading