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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?)

 

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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.

 

 

I LIVE!!!

 

Muhahahaha!!!

 

ahem…

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.

Bodies

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)

 

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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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Episode 61

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This weekend is Heather’s Geek Girl Project Event!
Come out to The Comic Book Shop on Division and be counted.

This week I ramble about a bunch of stuff and then talk about how much I want to read the new Saga, but I have to wait till tomorrow.

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Ok, Seriously.  How creepy/sexy is that.

 

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