The phrase goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I don’t know anyone who follows it. For that reason, an eye-catching cover is necessary to catch the eyes of potential buyers. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Mark Evanier (Jack Kirby historian and a comic legend in his own right) collected five comic book […]
The land of Arkerra is in turmoil. The trolls, goblins, gnolls and other ”savage races” have banded against the human empire of Gastonia and their allies. It is up to a band of working adventurers to keep the peace. Can the Peacekeepers –Byron Hackenslasher the human berserker, Syr’nj the scientifically-minded tree elf, Frigg Akerfeldt the […]
Continuing with our look at Diamond Halloween Comic Fest offerings, here a seasonal adventure by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi featuring Squirrel Girl in a “choose your own variable outcome fictional tale” thinger featuring Hobgblin, who is in danngter of being turned into a latte any second due to his pumpkinoid head. a) This […]
Archie’s Jughead is going on Summer Break and he’s taking writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and a brand new guest artist to the series, Derek Charm (Powerpuff Girls) with him. Regular artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) is hard at work (likely on some news that broke this weekend). Hitfix Harpy confirmed that issues #7 and […]
Marvel decided to round out their New York Comic-Con with a Women of Marvel panel where the publisher announced a two-issue crossover with Howard the Duck and Squirrel Girl, two rising humor titles defying the normal in the All-New, All-Different Marvel line. The cover debuting this afternoon depicts Howard the Duck in Squirrel Girl cosplay […]
Calling all miscreants! All slackers and gamers! All those who would banish terrible cafeteria food to the secret tenth circle of hell (located in a specific unmentionable location on Satan’s person). Archie’s Jughead is back with a new ongoing series written by none other than Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl‘s artist Erica Henderson. […]
I’ve seen a lot of speculation about Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson being on the edge of the cancellation zone, but the first four issues are getting a reprinting—their third—with connected covers by Henderson and new copy by North. This is sort of interesting to me, without knowing any of the behind the scenes on it, as it seems to speak to a special interest in the book, which features a college age heroine who has fun with pals while beating Galactus. It definitely has an all-ages vibe to it, and a bit of a cult following. It’s certainly one of the most unusual books Marvel is publishing so it’s nice to see it get a boost, even as it suggests the book is more successful than it seems from the charts alone.
When Marvel announced Girl Comics four years ago it unleashed a firestorm of outrage (just check out the comments if you care in the link). Now they are announcing a whole month of variant covers by female artists and everyone thinks it’s A-OK! Because suddenly women read comics.
A young woman who goes around dressed as a squirrel. And defeats Doctor Doom and Thanos. Yes, it’;s the ultimate cosplay Mary Sue, Squirrel Girl, and she’s getting her own ONGOING SERIES. SQUIRREL GIRL ONGOING SERIES. Clearly, Marvel has learned the Rocket Raccoon lesson well. The series will be written by Ryan North (Dinosaur […]