The hip Minx series is consistently cranking out some of the sassiest, fun-to-read comics this year. The top-rate talents attached to it never talk down to the readership, and they address heady topics – death, Sept. 11, racism, partying – without being preachy.
Every month I receive a Minx title, I move it to the top of my comic books pile at home. After reading one, you’ll understand why.
The story is written by one “Randy Myers” which could theoretically be a female, but a little googling shows it’s a guy. Which is fine. The Minx line is a nice little line of books. We know from our link farms that it has touched the fancy of thirty-something male comics writers across the land. Our question is, do we know if any actual girls are reading these? The female blogosphere hasn’t been all that supportive of the line, but some have read that as sour grapes over the lack of female writers.
We’ve heard of a few bits of anecdotal but we’re still curious. Buehler?
As long as we’re picking on DC, Marc-Oliver Frisch looks into his crystal ball and what he sees is…clouded.:
At DC Comics, the future holds… well, more of the same, really. Which in itself isn’t a bad thing, unless you realize that 2007 so far hasn’t been going desperately well for them. So, more of the same? Well, not ideal. In Salvation Run, an upcoming seven-issue limited series by Bill Willingham and Sean Chen, mysterious forces are conspiring to ship the DC Universe’s villains off to some nasty prison planet for good, instead of going through the hassle of putting them on trial and such. In fairness, the concept seems workable enough and it’s a solid creative team. On the other hand, of course, Salvation Run is another Countdown spin-off title, and it’s apparently connected to everything else DC are putting out. So that’s two big strikes against it which might make it a bit of a hard sell, given the less than impressive sales Countdown itself has been generating so far.