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So much for me being a DC girl. 
16th-Jan-2013 05:12 pm

Welp, DC, I hope you’re happy. As of right now, my regular comics pull-list contains more Marvel comics than DC. Given how much I adore those DC girls, you can understand how weird it feels.

It’s basically the fault of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction, the couple who are currently writing the excellent Hawkeye (Fraction), Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble (DeConnick). And of course Greg Rucka, whose not-quite-finished Punisher arc is how I started reading that series, because I’ll pretty much follow him anywhere.

Anyhoo, I picked up Hawkeye based on a recommendation from Starman, who described it as “The Best Green Arrow book in years!” which coming from him is high praise, and of course is going to make me pick it up (I tried with new52 Ollie, I really did. But, like so much- meh.) And Captain Marvel is a female-lead title with a female writer which doesn’t have all the personal-for-me baggage that Gail Simone’s Batgirl has. So obviously I picked up that. And obviously, it’s amazing.

Though, I will say, the current artist (Filipe Andrade) is somewhat of a Marmite taste, and more importantly:


TYRANNOSAURS WITH THREE FINGERS. No excuse, dude. No excuse.

So today I’m at my comic store buying my stories, and the cashier man asks me how I’m liking Captain Marvel. I rave about Kelly Sue for a minute or so and he asks me whether I’m reading Avengers Assemble. I admit that so far, I’m not, because I missed her first issue and didn’t quite get on the Assemble bandwagon.

“Fie!” said he (except he didn’t) “To the Avengers corner of the store with you! Buy thyself copies of Avengers Assemble 9 through 11!”

So I did.



And proceeded to squeal and laugh and bounce with joy for three comics straight.

Man, it’s been a while since Superhero comics did that.

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17th-Jan-2013 12:53 am (UTC)
"And proceeded to squeal and laugh and bounce with joy for three comics straight.

Man, it’s been a while since Superhero comics did that."

So. This both made me really sad because I've been feeling this way about DC for quite awhile, but it also made me happy that you found that elsewhere. I might have to jump ship myself. Which again makes me sad because I used to love DC ladies.

Except for the fact that they got rid of all my favorite female characters in the reboot: Dinah Laurel Lance, Helena Bertinelli, Oracle!Barbara Gordon, Zinda Blake... damn. Now I'm getting really sad about this!
17th-Jan-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, that gets me as well.

I wouldn't mind so much, except the books DC puts out now aren't any good, not compared to Marvel. I just dropped Worlds' Finest for being boring, and I never really got into Birds of Prey. Even Batgirl doesn't interest me (though my feelings about Barbara Gordon having been regressed played a larger role there.)

I highly recommend Captain Marvel if you want awesome ladies. There's also Fearless Defenders and an all-female X-Men title coming up.
17th-Jan-2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
All female X-Men book? Ooooooooh. The X-Men were actually my first superhero love, in the form of the 90s cartoon. I love the X-ladies so much.

Now I know what to look for next time I make the trip to the comic shop. This makes me happy. It also makes me really happy to vote with my dollars by supporting female creators. I want the big 2 to realize that we as fans love our female creators.

Unfortunately, I have no interest in Gail Simone's Batgirl myself which makes me really sad because I love Gail to bits and pieces and I want to support her and her career but I just can't bring myself to buy the new Batgirl.
17th-Jan-2013 11:52 am (UTC)
Ooh, you tempt me with your Avengers! I've always been more of a Marvel guy, but it's been a long while since I bought any new comics. I've only picked up a few critically acclaimed arcs when they've been released in TPB form.

I see what you mean about Filipe Andrade's art. It looks a bit...jaggy.
19th-Jan-2013 10:24 am (UTC)
Maybe the dinos getting "POW"d are allosaurs? ;)
21st-Jan-2013 01:55 am (UTC)
The forelimbs are a tad too gracile for that.
21st-Jan-2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Good point. But at least they're not the Megalosaurs from Crystal Palace park?
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