Graphic Books

Paper Girls Vol. 2

Paper Girls Vol. 2

Previously I wrote about my love for Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, a fabulous comic set in the late 80s following four paper delivery girls, Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ. Volume two picks up right where volume one left off, with the girls (and me) being confused as to…
March Books One, Two & Three

March Books One, Two & Three

March Books One, Two, and Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell will go down in history as some of the best graphic non-fiction ever created. Telling the story of Congressman John Lewis’ fight during the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement, these books show the bravery…
Paper Girls Vol. 1

Paper Girls Vol. 1

Now this is the kind of comic I want to read and I wish I had when I were younger. Brian K. Vaughan, the man behind the wonderful Saga series, has created another winner in Paper Girls. As my friend describes it, “Paper Girls is like “Stand By Me” but…
Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1

Wow. That wasn’t good. And it definitely isn’t written for women. I was excited to read Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison because I’ve been wanting to get into Wonder Woman and I thought this reboot would be a great place to start. Unfortunately, this isn’t a…
The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

I recently watched the movie “The Imitation Game,” and it’s a great movie, even if it’s not very accurate. For instance, did Alan Turing name his decoding computer Christopher after a childhood friend he crushed on? Nope. Did Joan enter Bletchley Park after solving Turing’s crossword puzzle? Another big nope.…
It’s Good to Be Back Here

It’s Good to Be Back Here

It’s been a long time since I got spend time with the Hopeless-Savage family. To refresh your memory this is the family of former punk rock superstars Dirk Hopeless and Niki Savage and their kids – Rat, Arsenal, twitch, and Zero. This latest installment meets the family a little further…
Lumberjanes

Lumberjanes

I wish I had the Lumberjanes when I was young. Following five girls – Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley – at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, Lumberjanes is a female-centric, girl-power, fantasy romp that is so much fun it’s ridiculous. At camp, the girls…
Nimona

Nimona

A few months ago Jodi praised Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and I kept hearing about it from other people, too. I finally read it and I’m happy to say the praise is well deserved. Nimona is a damn good time. I loved Nimona by the end of chapter one, which…
Showtime, Synergy

Showtime, Synergy

When I got Jem & The Holograms Vol. 1: Showtime for Christmas it filled me with a combination of anxiety and awe. In my hot hands, a Jem & The Holograms comicbook! In my crusty old brain, the recent attempt to bring Jem to film. Gah! What if they fucked…
Nimona

Nimona

So far 2015 has been a real banner year for graphic novels & comics centered around young women, at least as far as I’m concerned it is. Let me count the ways: Lumberjanes Vol. 1 This One Summer Nimona It only takes three to make a trend, and really I’d…
Hot Off the Grill

Hot Off the Grill

A few blocks away from the 1950s-style diner where our hero has drawn every coffee pot and customer butt-crack is a place she assumes is an abandoned Chinese restaurant. Margaret, an art student has scrounged some coins and has come to sit — and finds a place with an intoxicating…