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With the most controversial question in the Marvel Universe finally answered right on the cover, Marvel is proud to bring you a celebration of amazing women in comics with the first of a three issue anthology entirely created by the most talented and exciting women working in comics today, including Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Laura Martin (SECRET INVASION), G. Willow Wilson (Air), Devin Grayson (Nightwing), Stephanie Buscema (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), and more! With stories featuring your favorite Marvel characters, from the Punisher to Mary Jane, don’t miss what will be the one of the most talked about series of the year! (Please note: She-Hulk would totally win).

WRITER: Colleen Coover, VALERIE D ORAZIO, Robin Furth, Devin Grayson, LUCY KNISLEY, Trina Robbins, G. WILLOW WILSON
PENCILS: Stephanie Buscema, NIKKI COOK, Colleen Coover, Ming Doyle, Agnes Garbowska & LUCY KNISLEY
COVER BY: Amanda Conner & Laura Martin

Price: $4.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%


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  1. Quite looking forward to this.

  2. I’d get this if Amanda Conner was doing more than the cover.  Anyone know if she’s involved with #2 or 3?

  3. @slockhart

    It doesn’t look like it based on the solicits

  4. this will probably collected not sure if I should wait………

  5. No chance in hell i’m getting this. not a sexist or anything but this is just a stupid gimick.

    plus, i’m a sexist

  6. I still find that exchange between Logan and Storm in the background a bit off.

  7. @TNC: they’re betting on the arm westling bout. obvious

  8. I’m totally buying this.

  9. I think this will be a good little anthology book, but I debating to spend 5 bucks on it.

  10. I told my Girlfriend about this, and he was interested enough to ask me to pick it up. I wonder who teh target audience is though.

    I have to wonder though, why girl comics is coloured by "Dan Bulanadi"…is it Daniella?

  11. @Zeppo-Everything is handled by women. Every aspect of this comic, at least according to the Don’t Miss podcast. Also says that the target audience is everyone. It’s comics "by women, for everyone". Not "by women, for women."

  12. @drakedangerz, well I’m picking it up, so I’ll happily read it. Just wonder why Christina Strain didn’t colour it, she’s great!

  13. Of course it’s marketed to everyone. KA-CHING! KA-CHING! I hope these anthologies continue. There are so many opportunities… Black People Comics, Gay Comics, Jew Comics… 

  14. @deadspace-Oh go read your Locke & Key hardcovers! I’ll be busy chatting it up with Joe Hill on Thursday and I’ll make sure to bring up Girl Comics with him 😛

  15. @drake that’s just mean :'( 

  16. five bucks is way too pricey

  17. @Zeppo

    Looked it up, and Dan Bulanadi is a man.  Wonder how they let that one slip though. 

  18. @Slockhart I looked it up too and could only find Dan Bulanadi as a guy too. I’m guessing it’s an error on the write-up up there? Otherwise, whoops?

  19. @Psychomt: It’s 48 pages.

  20. I hope this does well.

  21. I read this with as much open-mindedness as I could conjure, and I still didn’t like it.  This didn’t strike me as ‘girl power’ at all.  Maybe that wasn’t the point, but I just couldn’t get into it.

  22. I would probably pick this up were I interested in the creative talent. This was a really awesome Amanda Conner cover (Not used to seeing her do Marvel characters, though!). I’ll check back next month to see if Louise Simonson or Ann Nocenti are involved.

  23. I am basically just getting this for the Simonson/Brigman Power Pack story, otherwise I’m not sure I would get it.  Hopefully I will be plesantly surprised.

  24. I was secretly hoping that all gimmicks aside this would be a good anthology to later pick up in trade. But 2.9/5 so far… 🙁

  25. @deadspace I’d look again on Sunday.  I think my 1 rating brought it down a bit.  I hated Avatar and the rest of America adored it.  So what the hell do I know, lol.

  26. @Vadamowens-It’s not supposed to be girl power at all. If it was, I wouldn’t have picked it up.

    This was great. You’re all taking crazy pills. The Franklin and Valeria story is amazing. 

  27. I guess I should’ve elaborated.  What I meant was since all of the creators were women I figured that this was the big show to exhibit their abilities.  Thus ‘girl power’ in show, not in theme.  I found them coming up short regardless.  Sorry ladies:(

  28. This was great and i agree with @drakedangerz, you are all indeed taking crazy pills.

  29. 10 mg of Lexapro to take the edge off:)  It doesn’t alter perception or thinking, so I’m not sure what my excuse is.

  30. My LCS sells everything already bagged & boarded, so I couldn’t tell that this was 48 pages. I picked it up because I heard the ‘Don’t Miss’ podcast, but then put it right back down when I saw the $4.99 price. Waiting for the trade….:)

  31. Pretty much *all* the art was great.

    That said, I really only liked the Jean/Scott story and the Punisher story.


  32. @vadamowens-I still disagree. I thought all the artwork was fantastic. The writing for the Nightcrawler story wasn’t good, mostly because non-existant dialogue and a weak premise (girl in trouble, Nightcrawler help) but the rest was spot on for me. The only story I didn’t click with was the Venus one, and I think that mostly has to do with personal preference. Art was gorgeous, but the whole 60’s/70’s sitcom vibe is just not my thing.

  33. @drake OK

  34. the punisher story was just damn simple and awesome.

  35. This is my pick for Lucy Knisley alone. The fact that there’s a Punisher story in something called "Girl Comics" is also kindof hilarious and mindblowing.

  36. Picked this up after thinking about it for a few days. All the positive press for this got me to look at it and I’m glad I did. Some fantastic art is contained in these stories. And some great stories, too. Looking forward to next week. I’m giving this a 4, but my heart is saying 4.5. For me, everything was spot on ecept the Venus story – which had great art – but felt flat to me. I realized it bears striking similarity to Xanadu. (Most likely incidentally and not on purpose!)

  37. The panel of Punisher at the computer with the instant messanger box at the top reading, "Posies" made my night. 

  38. I didn’t like this book at all.  I guess that I was confused by the concept.  I knew that there would be female creators, but I thought the stories would focus on the female heroes.  I was really disappointed when I saw that that wasn’t the case. 

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