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Market Monday: Marvel & DC New Releases - April 16, 2014

Birds of Prey #30, written by Christy Marx

As her teammates fall, only Black Canary stands between the utterly helpless Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul. If she stands aside, her husband will be saved. If she refuses to fold, everybody else will die! What can she possibly do?

~Preview~

Harley Quinn #5, co-written and cover by Amanda Conner

Sure, Harley has made some enemies along the way. So what happens when a bunch of them show up to kill her dead? She kills them right back, of course! You’ve been warned: This issue contains violence.

~Preview~

Smallville Season 11 - Lantern #1, cover by Cat Staggs

The Green Lantern ring for space sector 2813 was inactive for years after Krypton’s end, until the creation of the Argo colony recalled it to service. As none of Zod’s followers are suitable candidates, the ring’s search brings it to the nearest Kryptonian it can recruit! SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 continues in “Lantern” part 1 of 4!

Supergirl #30, art by Emanuela Lupacchino

In “Red Daughter of Krypton” part 2 of 3, the newest, most powerful Red Lantern finally meets her match! Worldkiller-1 is a cosmic menace from the darkest recesses of Kara’s past, and he will gladly destroy every one of her crimson teammates to get to her…

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Ms. Marvel #3, co-written by G. Willow Wilson

The All-New Ms. Marvel has already gained international fame. But in Kamala’s case, star-power comes with a whole lot of… awkwardness. Find out why the most exciting new Marvel hero is also the most loveable!

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Amazing X-Men #6, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

Nightcrawler is back at the Jean Grey School! But when Mystique comes calling, he may be returning to the afterlife very soon.

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Carnage vs. Deadpool #2, colored by Veronica Gandini

Two red-suited madmen for the price of one! That’s right—good crazy vs. bad crazy, once and for all! And you can bet it’s gonna be a bloody one!

~Preview~

Ultimate FF #1, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM. Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION. A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.

~Preview~

Market Monday: Picks of the Week, February 5th, 2014

Book of the Week

Alone Forever GN by Liz Prince

Liz Prince, author of the world’s cutest relationship comic, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, returns with a new comic about being - gasp! - single. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards. Drawn in Liz Prince’s ultra-charming style, filled with self-deprecation and cats, there’s something for everyone to relate to in this celebration of self-reliance in the age of OkCupid.

Singles of the Week

Batman: Joker’s Daughter one-shot, written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Meghan Hetrick-Murante, colors by Michelle Madsen

Who is The Joker’s Daughter? What horrors lurk in the mind of this deranged lunatic, and why is there more to her than meets the eye? More than just a crazy person who stumbled upon The Joker’s face, more than just a woman with a mission, The Joker’s Daughter sees herself as a woman on the path of greed, dominance and lordship over the Gotham Underground. This special issue tells a sordid tale in the life of one of DC’s most popular new villains!

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Ms. Marvel #1, written by G. Willow Wilson, cover by Sara Pichelli

The legend has returned! Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City—until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm, and prepare for an epic tale that will be remembered by generations to come. History in the making is NOW!

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Loki: Agent of Asgard #1, cover by Jenny Frison

Old God - New Trickster! Kid Loki’s all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him… starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower - and the death of Thor! And that’s just the beginning! Would we lie to you? This is LOKI, true believer - we’re lying to you RIGHT NOW!

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Collection of the Week

My Little Pony Tales vol. 2 TP, includes work by Georgia Ball, Katie Cook, Amy Mebberson, and Agnes Garbowska

Four individual tales highlighting some of the Ponies’ favorite friends - the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Princess Celestia, Spike, and Princess Luna!

Market Monday: Marvel Comics New Releases — January 8, 2014

All-New Marvel Now: Point One, includes story by G. Willow Wilson

Here we go again! It’s your one-stop entry point to the world of ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Loki embarks on a mission for Asgard! The Silver Surfer and Dawn experience the cosmic rays of Nautikos! A Kree Pursuer and her Special Forces team prepare to invade the Earth! The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia! Who is the new Ms. Marvel? And can even the Indestructible Hulk survive the aid and assistance of fellow Avengers Cannonball and Sunspot? Features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories!

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Cable & X-Force #18, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

"VENDETTA" PART I Classic X-Force villain STRYFE has returned! And he’s eager to exact his revenge on the man who left him broken and adrift in the timestream: CABLE. As Stryfe’s plan comes to bear, Hope is brought face-to-face with Bishop, the man who crusaded across centuries in a mission to exterminate her. But this time around, she’s ready to retaliate…and they’ll hold nothing back as they race to destroy one another. Don’t miss this no-holds-barred, knockdown, drag-out X-FORCE event! Because when the dust settles, only ONE X-Force team will be left standing..

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Deadpool #22, colored by Jordie Bellaire

Deadpool continues his quest for revenge on S.H.I.E.L.D. for stiffing him! Someone has been betraying S.H.I.E.L.D., and it seems to be…Agent Preston?! PLUS: AGENT COULSON! From the hit TV show AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!

~Preview~

Weekly Roundup of cool news: March 10-16, 2013

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The arts scene is flourishing in post-revolution Egypt and comics are no exception! A new organization, Mazg (which means incorporation or blending), seeks to teach comics creation and establish a proper comics industry in Egypt. It was founded by four women, Mona Al-Masry, Naglaa Koora, Sara Al-Masry and Nevien Adel, who have “different experiences in cultural administration, human rights activism and art”. Their goals include bringing comics workshops to the provinces, translations of foreign comics, and establish an Egyptian comics festival.

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In case you were wondering, above is the panel of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis that got it yanked from a 7th grade curriculum in Chicago Public Schools. The Chicago-area ALA has released a statement.

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This week was a good week for crowdfunding! (If you’re trying to make a movie based on a recentish cult TV show, anyway). Two comics fundraisers that caught my eye. Graham Cracker Comics store, also in Chicago, hosts a regular Ladies’ Night, and several of its regulars have put together an anthology! They’re trying to raise $1000, and are currently over a quarter of the way there. A mere $2 gets you a digital copy and $10 gets you a physical copy as well! Also, Every/Body, a follow-up to the pro-marriage equality anthology Little Heart, is an anthology discussing body and gender, and they are just $200 shy of hitting their $2500 goal!

Also, just a reminder that I have a Crowdfunding board on Pinterest, with many other worth projects to check out!

Quick Shout-Outs:

  • Congratulations are in order to G. Willow Wilson for her prose novel debut Alif the Unseen being longlisted for the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction! A good reminder to check it out, and maybe also pick up her first graphic novel Cairo, her Vertigo series Air, or her YA fantasy GN Mystic!
  • Cate Blanchett could be bringing New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen to HBO! She’d be playing Marchetto herself and co-producing as well.
  • Over on CBR, Josie Campbell conducted a fantastic interview with Trina Robbins and Joyce Farmer about the early days of women’s underground comix.

Bonus Art Thing:

Tonight I’m having a bunch of friends over to watch Skyfall and possibly Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace if a) they want to stay that long and b) I can convince them that QoS is actually pretty good if your watch it right after CR. So have a Kate Beaton-inspired "Ooh Mr. Bond: A Fan Fiction" mash-up.

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(The least accurate part of this comic is Silva’s hair being dark.)

Congratulations to G. Willow Wilson and her new daughter Safeya!

Willow posted the news to her personal Facebook account, so out of respect I won’t link to it, but mother and daughter are doing well!

Heads up, G. Willow Wilson’s debut prose novel Alif the Unseen is now available.  I’m going to spend all weekend reading it!

Heads up, G. Willow Wilson’s debut prose novel Alif the Unseen is now available.  I’m going to spend all weekend reading it!

Market Monday
Superman: Grounded vol. 1 TP, includes writing by G. Willow Wilson

Top comics writer J. Michael Straczynski takes Superman on a journey across the U.S., originally presented in SUPERMAN #700-706. After the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his mission by crossing the U.S. on foot.

Market Monday

Superman: Grounded vol. 1 TP, includes writing by G. Willow Wilson

Top comics writer J. Michael Straczynski takes Superman on a journey across the U.S., originally presented in SUPERMAN #700-706. After the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his mission by crossing the U.S. on foot.

Last year there was a brouhaha in the comics world due to the lack of female writers and artists included in the DC reboot. This became a conversation about the gender-inclusivity of the comics industry as a whole. It rapidly became clear that the guys in charge, many of whom I’ve met and all of whom are very nice, simply had not noticed the imbalance. They looked around the room and never thought it odd that all the people in it were men. They blamed women for failing to submit their work for consideration. Never mind that neither DC nor Marvel has had an open submissions policy for years. (I have written for the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly, the latter of which has some of the most intellectually rigorous standards in the periodical news industry, and I am here to tell you that that was easier than breaking into the comics industry. Easier by far.)
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Market Monday
Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice TP, written by G. Willow Wilson, cover by Amanda Conner

Market Monday

Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice TP, written by G. Willow Wilson, cover by Amanda Conner

The cover for G. Willow Wilson’s first novel, Alif the Unseen!

ALIF THE UNSEEN is an urban literary fantasy about a young hacktivist in an Arab emirate who falls for the wrong girl and goes on the run. Dodging state security forces that may or may not actually be demonic, he discovers a book written in code—by the jinn. Mayhem ensues.

The cover for G. Willow Wilson’s first novel, Alif the Unseen!

ALIF THE UNSEEN is an urban literary fantasy about a young hacktivist in an Arab emirate who falls for the wrong girl and goes on the run. Dodging state security forces that may or may not actually be demonic, he discovers a book written in code—by the jinn. Mayhem ensues.

(Belated) Cairo Discussion Questions, Week 2

I realized this morning that I forgot to post the second set of Cairo discussion points this weekend.  Since I couldn’t bring my book to work with me, I thought it would have to wait until tonight.  But then my office building started having electrical problems and had to evacuated, so my boss sent me home :D

Anyway, as with last week, I’m just going to be dealing with the second chunk of ~40 pages, which ends with Tova saying “Thank you, I practice a lot.”

Remember to tag your posts and tweets with #LMCBookClub! Or come discuss them at the Master Post.

1. The significance of names, words, language, etc is becoming more and more prominent; discuss how you feel about that in relation to the story, and (if you feel like it) to real life.

2. Shaheed quotes a paraphrase of the first two lines of this poem by Persian poet Hafez; What does it say about his journey so far?

This place where you are right now

God circled on a map for you.

Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move

Against the earth and the sky,

The Beloved has bowed there -

Our beloved has bowed there knowing

You were coming.

I could tell you a priceless secret about

Your real worth, dear pilgrim,

But any unkindness to yourself,

Any confusion about others,

Will keep one

From accepting the grace, the love,

The sublime freedom

Divine knowledge always offers to you.

Never mind, Hafez, about

The great requirements this path demands

Of the wayfarers,

For your soul is too full of wine tonight

To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.

But because I am so clever and generous,

I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock

Of his tresses

As a remarkable truth and gift

In this poem for you.

First Set of ‘Cairo’ Discussion Topics

I hope everybody has been enjoying Cairo, it is one of my favorite GNs and I’ve been looking forward to discussing it with others.

I know it’s kind of a short book and that many of you are probably done or almost done, but in the interest of fairness to people who maybe haven’t gotten their hands on it yet, and to make sure this discussion goes on for the full month, I’m splitting the book up in to quarters.  The pages aren’t numbered, but this week, we’re discussing up to the page that ends with Shams saying, “Quiet, I am telling a story.”

  1. Which character do you like the most so far?  The least?  Whose background/motivations/etc. intrigue you the most?
  2. So far we’ve seen three unlikely pairs join up under varied circumstances— Tova and Ashraf, Ali and Kate, and Shams and Shaheed—what sort of tensions do you expect to arise?  What do you think can they teach each other?

Talk about these questions either on Tumblr or Twitter (tagging them #LMCBookClub) or come to the Cairo Master Post Disqus thread.

Cairo Master Post
Remember that today is also the first day for the first #LMCBookClub, and we are reading Cairo written by G. Willow Wilson.
This works a few ways:
You can post and tweet about the book as you read it, tagging them all #LMCBookClub so the rest of us can find them.
You can post your thoughts in the Disqus thread on this post.
On weekends, I will be posting topics and questions which you can discuss on your own Tumblr/Twitter, and also on this post.
This post will be linked on the Ladies Making Comics front page so you can more easily find it.
ETA: Week 1 Discussion (p1-40)
Which character do you like the most so far?  The least?  Whose background/motivations/etc. intrigue you the most?
So far we’ve seen three unlikely pairs join up under varied circumstances— Tova and Ashraf, Ali and Kate, and Shams and Shaheed—what sort of tensions do you expect to arise?  What do you think can they teach each other?
ETA: Week 2 Discussion (40-80)
The significance of names, words, language, etc is becoming more and more prominent; discuss how you feel about that in relation to the story, and (if you feel like it) to real life.
Shaheed quotes a paraphrase of the first two lines of this poem by Persian poet Hafez; What does it say about his journey so far?

This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there -
Our beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.
I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,
But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,
Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,
The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.
Never mind, Hafez, about
The great requirements this path demands
Of the wayfarers,
For your soul is too full of wine tonight
To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.
But because I am so clever and generous,
I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock
Of his tresses
As a remarkable truth and gift
In this poem for you.

Cairo Master Post

Remember that today is also the first day for the first #LMCBookClub, and we are reading Cairo written by G. Willow Wilson.

This works a few ways:

  • You can post and tweet about the book as you read it, tagging them all #LMCBookClub so the rest of us can find them.
  • You can post your thoughts in the Disqus thread on this post.
  • On weekends, I will be posting topics and questions which you can discuss on your own Tumblr/Twitter, and also on this post.

This post will be linked on the Ladies Making Comics front page so you can more easily find it.

ETA: Week 1 Discussion (p1-40)

  1. Which character do you like the most so far?  The least?  Whose background/motivations/etc. intrigue you the most?
  2. So far we’ve seen three unlikely pairs join up under varied circumstances— Tova and Ashraf, Ali and Kate, and Shams and Shaheed—what sort of tensions do you expect to arise?  What do you think can they teach each other?

ETA: Week 2 Discussion (40-80)

  1. The significance of names, words, language, etc is becoming more and more prominent; discuss how you feel about that in relation to the story, and (if you feel like it) to real life.
  2. Shaheed quotes a paraphrase of the first two lines of this poem by Persian poet Hafez; What does it say about his journey so far?

This place where you are right now

God circled on a map for you.

Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move

Against the earth and the sky,

The Beloved has bowed there -

Our beloved has bowed there knowing

You were coming.

I could tell you a priceless secret about

Your real worth, dear pilgrim,

But any unkindness to yourself,

Any confusion about others,

Will keep one

From accepting the grace, the love,

The sublime freedom

Divine knowledge always offers to you.

Never mind, Hafez, about

The great requirements this path demands

Of the wayfarers,

For your soul is too full of wine tonight

To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.

But because I am so clever and generous,

I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock

Of his tresses

As a remarkable truth and gift

In this poem for you.

    Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Cairo!

    Remember that tomorrow is the first day of the inaugural #LMCBookClub and we are reading Cairo written by G. Willow Wilson! It’s available from Amazon and In-Stock Trades (but if you wait until you go to your shop on Wednesday, don’t worry you won’t miss anything ;) )

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