Good Neighbors Review
I reviewed Kin, the first volume of Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Ted Naifeh’s (Polly and the Pirates) graphic novel series The Good Neighbors, at Newsarama. It features a promising, young Action Girl named Rue. And it’s very good.
Humberto Ramos reminds me why I’m buying Runaways again when he starts drawing it. It’s partly because he’s Awesome anyway, but mostly because his version of Molly makes me remember how much I miss her.
The Fortress of Fortitude has a complete Cave Girl story for your politically incorrect reading enjoyment.
Kelly Sue loves women (and mythology)
The Capital Kelly Sue DeConnick contributes to the Newsarama blog’s summertime “I (Heart) Comics” feature by focusing on her love for female characters and mythology. It’s a great essay, but I especially love this part where she talks about her attraction to female characters, regardless of how feminist they are:
Here’s the thing, I’m not going to say powerful women, or smart women or whatever because… well, that’s not always the case. Politics is politics but the heart wants what it wants and, in my case anyway, has no use for reason.
I love Kelly Sue for a lot of reasons, but her honesty is the best of them.
She mentions Wonder Woman, naturally, and introduces that fantastic panel above, but she also reminds me that I’ve been meaning to try Lady Snowblood.
Gail Simone talking about Wonder Woman
I never get tired of hearing Simone talk about Wonder Woman. I stay far, far away from the DC Message Boards these days, but Mujer Maravilla was cool enough to repost a message Simone wrote there. Among other things, Simone talks about how she thinks we’re missing out by not having a Joss Whedon-written Wonder Woman movie. Based on the little I’ve heard about Whedon’s take, I’ve been of the opposite opinion, but Simone’s lamenting it makes me wonder if Whedon had something that I was missing. It’s a moot point now, obviously, but still…