Girls Don’t Read Comics, now with theme music
Special welcome to Matt Watson and Sami and Jesse and Swiss. It’s so nice to hear from friends, and know that someone is listening.
This is also an exciting week, because this is my first week as an official Itunes Podcast. I know it’s not that huge a deal, there are thousands of free podcasts on Itunes. But if you do a search in the store for Girls Don’t Read Comics, my show comes up. And that makes me happy.
I had a lot of fun reading this weeks books:
Thor Vol 01 Story by J. Michael Straczynski , art by Olivier Coipel
This was actually my first experience with the comic book character Thor. I grew up reading mythology, so the Norse god of thunder is a familiar figure to me. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I found was a good looking book, with a cool story and a lead character that I felt I could really understand. I can’t wait to read more, but now I’m behind on the issues. I’ll just have to wait for the next collection.
Young Avengers Vol 01Sidekicks Writer Allan Heinberg Pencils Jim Cheung
I admit, before Secret Invasion, I hadn’t really spent any time with any of the Avengers titles. I had a customer wax poetic about this one a few weeks back, so I thought I’d give it a go. I really dug it. I liked how they didn’t know what they were doing at first, really. I bought that they were young and inexperienced and it worked for me. I look forward to spending time with these, and now I need to go back and read Avengers Disassembled. Darn.
Heavy Liquid Story & Art by Paul Pope
I read this one based on a recommemdation by Matt (not the Matt above), manager at the main Comic Book Shop. I’m really glad he put it in my hand, because I probably would not have read it otherwise. I really don’t care to much for the color, but everything else is so very good. I love a good tale of a dark future, and I love some noir tastyness. This delightfully combines the two with a raw-edged visual style. In the podcast I keep saying it’s intense. It’s intense.
Hollow Fields Vol 01 Story & Art by Madeleine Rosca
I almost feel bad playing favorites, but I had a lot of fun with this book. I actually read the Vol 02 right away, and when I finished it, I was dying to read the Vol 03, but I have to wait for it to ship. This is a great all-ages rated story. It’s probably better for girls than for boys, but you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it. I got the same sort of kick out of this that I got out of Harry Potter, but in a much smaller dose. I’m going to make it a goal to send it home with someone this week. If you have time, click the picture, and go read the sample at the publisher’s website.