Showing posts from March, 2015

Emerald City Comicon Pile Of Loot

This isn't a review, because I haven't written a review in weeks. I've been super busy with other things, but I wanted to share the AWESOME stuff I got this weekend at Emerald City Comicon . In general, I had a great time, and I got to listen to both creators I know and love and creators I'm just getting interested in talk about their work! Woo! (Are you reading The Wicked & The Divine yet? Get thee to a comic shop, stat!) I got some neat freebies from the Dark Horse Booth, Yay, preview of the next Avatar comic! And I brought my copy of Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice to get signed, and got a free print :) (I am so excited for book two! Read my review of book one. ) But let's get to stuff I actually put down money for... I bought this print from a very talented friend of mine, whose work is in general awesome: Someone recommended this comic to me a while back, I read the first issue online, the

Red Sonja: Volume One: Queen of Plagues

Red Sonja: Volume One: Queen of Plagues Gail Simone, Walter Geovani, 2014 Premise: Collects Red Sonja #1-6. Old debts come calling for the warrior woman Red Sonja when an urgent summons comes from a king and a city important to her past. Plague and war are barreling down on a peaceful people, can Sonja save the city from Dark Annisia? This new series got a lot of love when it came out. And I see it. The writing is Gail at her best: snark and pacing finely tuned, grounded humor alongside epic storytelling. The art is beautiful. And yet. The damn chain-mail bikini. I want to love this character. I want to be above the idea that this old design hampers her. I enjoy pinup art (sometimes). I love Power Girl. And still I spent the first two issues cringing at the damn ugly, painful-looking thing. After which, Sonja gets some different costumes, first because she’s travelling in the snow, and later for a specific battle. Other than that, I really did enjoy this book. I thi