This episode I get to read one of my current favorites.



Story: Jay Faerber

Art: Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley



 I am so excited that I finally got to sit down and catch up on this one. The basic premise of “Lady Sherrif of Wild Space Outpost” sold me instantly.  

For me this scratches my Firefly itch very nicely.  Space western with awesome female character, tropey bad guys and some great chase scenes?  Yessss. 

Sherrif Bronson is written as a tough lady with a lot of heart and a mysterious past. She and her son come to Copperhead to replace the old Sherrif in a mining town full of crime and corruption. The story here flows nicely as she has to deal with being the new law-woman in a small, distrustful community. Oh, and her deputy is an overgrown capybara who feels slighted for being passed over for the job. 

I love the art here.  The color palette is perfectly chosen for the desolate wastes of a backwater colony.  I also love how much relatable facial expression they are able to render on the different alien characters. The blobby, one-eyed, green hill-billies are personal favorites from a character design standpoint. They are very alien, and very relatable. 

So all in all, I would certainly recommend this title for fans of sci-fi, but it’s really just a fun book all around. This definitely survives the cull.  I am excited to keep reading. 


Somehow I uploaded a broken version of Episode 2.  This should fix it.


Sorry, Ya’ll


This episode I read a pretty great cyberpunk soap opera.  I am also experimenting with a new recording set-up (you’re excited, aren’t you?)



Alex + Ada

Jonathan Luna , Sarah Vaughn


I really enjoyed this series for several reasons:


Mainly, I love that it has androids searching for meaning. This has been a favorite idea for me since reading The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov. I think there is something really accessible about the clean-slate innocence of a sentient robot trying to make sense of the all the nonsense perpetrated by ambling meat bags.

I also love that the sci-fi story is basically nested comfortably into a full on telenovela with jealous exes and hidden secrets.  Humans are complicated and duplicitous and I think showing this makes the Androids more sympathetic.

And I love the art.  I have an abiding respect for art that is clean and easy to read, especially in stories with lots of relationship drama.  Different art styles serve well in different kind of stories, and getting a good fit can make a huge difference in how I absorb a book.  Jonathan Luna’s work on this title really succeeds for me.


While I was reading for this show I was at Ruins here in Spokane.  It is a lovely little bar/restaurant in which I hope to spend more time.  If you are looking for a well made cocktail, I feel very confident sending you into their care.








Hi.  I think I will start doing the podcast again.  It’s a little different now.  Hopefully it won’t suck.  Here’s the deal:


I am now a woman who wears Mom Jeans.  I still work at the shop, but I am soooo part time.  My “to read” stack is waaaay out of control.  My plan is to start going through my stack and catching up.

One title at a time.  I will read and review and I will decide if I want to keep pulling a series, or if it is time to let it go.


So, this episode is:


Bodies by Si Spencer and several teams of artists.


I have to say, I really like this one.  I love all the different art as the story is told across time.  It might not be for everyone, but if you did mysterious corpses and secret societies, then this one is for you.

Since this story is complete and collected (Pick it up from your LCS) I don’t have to decide if I want to keep it on my pull list.  I can just file it away.  (sound of contented sigh)


Well folks, this is it. The final episode of Girls Don’t Read Comics. I will leave the archives up for now, but I will not be adding any new content.  It’s been a fun couple of years, and I want to very sincerely thank everyone for listening.

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