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DC Women Kicking Ass

Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about the women in comics who kick ass.
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Apr 15 '14

Well Disney DOES Own Marvel

An alternative ending to Frozen that maximizes the Disney assets and brings us a super-ending.

Apr 14 '14

Dick Grayson Not Dying; Gets New Comic in July

For months readers have worried that Dick Grayson might be the latest Robin to die in comics. The signs were certainly there. He was tortured and had his identity revealed in Forever Evil. And then they cancelled his comic, Nightwing. 

But rest assure Dick lovers, Mr. Grayson is staying in comics

According to USA Today, he is getting a new job - spy with the CIA like organization Spyral  and a new costume:

At the very least, he is getting a wardrobe makeover, courtesy of Grayson artist Mikel Janin: Gone is Grayson’s mask, and his new outfit reflects the blue-and-black color scheme of his Nightwing togs and features a “G” on his chest, reminiscent of the old “R” from his Robin days.

Tim Seeley and Tom King are joining Janin on the book.

Are you excited?

(Source: USA Today)

Apr 11 '14

Lois Lane Comes to Superman/Wonder Woman and You KNOW What That Means!

Tony Daniel has nicely posted his pencils to the cover to Superman/Wonder Woman #9 on his Twitter and Facebook. And here it is:

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Let’s see, on the lower right is Wonder Woman  and on the upper left, Lois Lane. Seemingly fighting And in the middle? Why Superman! 

Is this a … CATFIGHT?

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Apr 8 '14

Teen Titans is Back and Bigger than Ever!

DC Comics announced today that the recently cancelled Teen Titans will relaunch again in July with a new #1. The team is actually smaller than before but some things are bigger than before. Let’s take a look!

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That’s Red Robin, Beast Boy, Bunker, Cassie and Raven So a much smaller team. But the bigger? 

Here’s Cassie on the cover of Teen Titans #1 from September 2011

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And here are is Cassie on the cover of Teen Titans #1 Vol. 5

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The book will be written by Wil Pfeiffer currently writing Red Hood and the Outlaws and earlier the pre-52 Catwoman. Ken Rocafort will be on art. DC Comics says the team offer will offer bold, exciting and sometimes dangerous ideas.”

And a bit more, it seems.

Apr 8 '14

New Book on Cliff Chiang and The Wonder Woman You Almost Had From Him and Azzarello

You may know that Cliff Chiang is one of my favorite comic artists. I love his bold graphic style and his ability to capture the personality of a character in a look, a wink or the way they hold their body. He also manages to draw women that are sexy but never objectified. He is also one of the few artists that draws clothing for characters that I’d actually like to wear. 

Chiang is the focus of a new book from the TwoMorrows publishing and if you are also a fan of Chiang or the artist’s process I highly recommend it. You can buy a copy here.

In an a long form interview with Chris Arrant, the book provides an overview of Chiang’s career from student/intern at Marvel to editorial assistant at Vertigo to his emergence as an artist at DC Comics. For those who want to work in comics, it provides a valuable overview of the difficulties of breaking into the comic business.

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The book also covers Chiang’s reboot of Wonder Woman with Brian Azzarello including the approach the two had originally planned for the character.

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Apr 3 '14

rachhellsdollhaus:

I undertook a big dc villains doll project, all work is undertaken by myself, clothes, faces and wigs etc plus an arkham diorama

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/hausofdolls

DEVIANT ART http://rach-hells-dollhaus.deviantart.com/

FLICKR http://www.flickr.com/photos/96922954@N04/

ETSY http://www.etsy.com/shop/HausOfDolls?ref=seller_info

They Had Me at Two-Face

Monster High Dolls Go Gotham Villains. This is why the internet exists.

Apr 2 '14

New Childrens’ Books Coming Showcasing DC Women on the Way

There are a few new books featuring the women of DC Comics and they are targeted at the youngest of readers.

In September Downtown Bookworks will publish, DC Comics: My First Book of Girl Power by Julie Merberg.

Here’s a few images:

Jose Luis Garcia Lopez artwork is preferable to some of the more modern takes on DC Women. 

And that’s not all!

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Mar 29 '14

Wonder Woman gets Bloodied Up on Cover of SM/WW #7

During the new 52 panel at Emerald City Comic Con, writer Charles Soule discussed how the next arc of the story will be about “change” as well as tie into a cross-over starring Doomsday that will take place across all the Superman books. 

They also showed the dress cover for Superman/Wonder Woman #7 and it looks a bit different than what got solicited. Actually you could say bloody different:

First here is the original solicited cover

And here is the dress cover

Is Wonder Woman less invulnerable these days? 

Mar 28 '14

Here’s a Look at Renee Montoya in “Gotham”

As previously reported actress Victoria Cartagena has been cast as Renee Montoya in Fox’s Gotham. And here is a look at the actress in character filming with Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon.

What do think?

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Mar 28 '14

DC Official Unveils Equinox - the Young Cree Superhero in Justice League Unlimited

Last month I brought you the very first look at the newest superhero in DC Comics. The character, created by Jeff Lemire, is a young Cree woman and was based on a real-life activist. Today the character was formerly introduced and her name is Equinox.

Equinox is, according to the CBC,  ”a 16-year-old Cree teen from Moose Factory named Miiyahbin, whose power stems from the Earth and changes with the seasons.”

Here she is on the cover the update cover of Justice League United #0

You can read more about Equinox and see a sneak peek of the comic here.

Mar 27 '14

Whitewashing Again? Dear Colorists and Editors, Please Stop This

A few years ago I was very happy that DC Comics added a young East Indian woman to the Teen Titans. 

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Solstice/Kiran seemed like an interesting character although we barely got to know her before the rebooted the DCU. But a character with the same name showed up in the new 52. Of course, when she showed up she looked a lot different.

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The Teen Titans has been cancelled and will have its last issue in May, not surprising as it has generally been considered one of the worst runs using the title Teen Titans, ever. But before we go we saw Solstice in her human form. 

Sigh.

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Mar 26 '14

Comics to Read, 3/26

It’s Spring, except they are predicting snow here. First I want to thank all of you who answer my questions last week - the answers were very interesting. If you didn’t get a chance last week here are the two questions - how do you buy your comics - LCS, digital, online and what gender you identify as. You can respond to this or in Disqus comments. Thanks and I’m going to compile these and share. And now on to the comics. It’s a very slim week this week.

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I’m going to be there’s a mermaid in this as Snyder has been tweeting about Mermaids while promoting this.

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Just read this, ‘k? When it finally gets turned into a TV show you’ll be able tell folks you were reading it before TV got a hold of it.

Yes, this was on last week’s list. I screwed up the dates. So if you went to you store looking for it, time to go back!

I’m curious if anyone is getting this - if you are let me know.

Hawkeye has just been a mess lately when trying to line up solicits and dates. But that is Madame Masque, the art is by Annie Wu and it does seem from the preview still be HawkKate VeronicaMarsing it. So what’s not to like?

I AM A SHIPPER!

And that’s it. I was on the fence for the Amanda Waller one-shot as I like Jim Zub as a writer but the art I saw in the preview does not entice me to spend $4.99. Perhaps YMMV. I was also tempted by Catwoman as Sholly Fisch is filling in as a writer. Again his writing is looking good in the preview but the art didn’t quite work based on what I saw so I’ll save my $2.99 this week. Let me know if you think it is worth it.

What’s on your list? And remember if you didn’t answer the questions last week, do try this week.

Mar 24 '14

Here’s Your Gotham Alfred

Fox has released another character image for its Gotham show and this time it is Bruce’s butler, Alfred as played by Sean Pertwee.

What do you think?

Mar 18 '14

All Your Covers and Solicits for DC Women in June

Except for Red Hood and the Outlaws because I’m not posting that one twice. Also these are the regular covers - most of these will also have “bombshell” covers. 

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BATWOMAN #32
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
At last, Nocturna makes her presence in The New 52 known! And Batwoman must face her past when her former girlfriend from West Point comes to town!

That is a gorgeous cover. I really don’t like the idea of a “bombshell” cover on this book. Moving on!

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BATGIRL #32
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This story was previously scheduled to appear in BATGIRL #31.
Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?

As the solicit says this is resolicit of May which is now a fill-in by Marguerite Bennett. No cover for that yet.

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HARLEY QUINN #7
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
1:25 Variant by AMANDA CONNER
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
Welcome to Ladies’ Night, where Harley gets her butt kicked by Big Bertha Bensonhurts at the roller derby, starts a massive bar fight and teams up with Poison Ivy to find out who hired all those pesky assassins!

Harley’s old costume! Harley is now the biggest female character in DC Comics according to sales. Discuss!

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BIRDS OF PREY #32
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s time to settle some scores! Amanda Waller may have kept Kurt Lance alive, but she also kept him hidden from Black Canary. Now it’s on: Birds of Prey vs. the Suicide Squad!

What you didn’t believe me about Harley? Interestingly while Canary has a “bombshell” statue, there is no bombshell variant. Seems like a missed opportunity especially given Harley’s guest appearance in her new 52 costume. I can’t help but think just a little of the wonderful Birds of Prey/Secret Six cross over that Gail Simone wrote. Sniff.

WORLDS’ FINEST #24
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Get ready for action as Power Girl and Huntress begin their journey back to Earth 2! Plus, Desaad returns!

I’ve kinda lost patience with this book but it nice to Barry Kitson on a cover.

WONDER WOMAN #32
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The casualties are mounting as Wonder Woman’s divine family tears itself apart – and Diana prepares to make everyone feel her power as the God of War

Every month Cliff Chiang breaks my heart by creating the most amazing covers for this book.

SUPERGIRL #32
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“Red Daughter of Krypton” rages though this issue! Supergirl’s Red Lantern powers – and allies – are about to be tested as a Worldkiller1 arrives from Kara’s past to destroy her!

I can’t remember, was Supergirl as Black Lantern in Blackest Night? Also why does she wear a mask. Also just, why?

CATWOMAN #32
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE and TOM NGUYEN
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Race of Outlaws takes a major turn as we find out Catwoman has entered the race as a double agent! But who is she working for? And how will it affect her efforts for her favorite team – herself!

I’m not quite sure what happens with this book given the peek we had in Batman Eternal of a future Catwoman. I’m not quite sure what happens with this book given the peek we had in Batman Eternal of a future Catwoman who I have to say interested me much more.

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #12
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Pandora’s world continues to crumble as fellow immortal Vandal Savage makes her wish she really could die!

Hard to believe this book is coming up on a year old. 

And that’s it! So let me ask you - what’s your favorite of these titles? What title is the one most in need of an overhaul?

Mar 18 '14

Preview for Batwoman #29

Batwoman #29 is out this week and we have a fill-in artist with Jason Masters giving Jeremy Haun a break. We also have a Robot Chicken cover which is pretty funny.

(Source: newsarama.com)