Redhead Fangirl

Monday, March 13

A Gotham-based villian

Do you ever have those days that are so frustrating you just want to rip your eyeballs out? Or someone else's eyeballs? Fatigue from illness + monster work projects + flipped coworkers = no eyeballs.

Still way behind on comics. Have watched 2 movies-- Red Eye-- Craven keeps up the tension and Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy play their parts well. The Aristocrats-- comics tell the most vulgar and individual joke in comedy. Great to see Larry Miller, Drew Carey, Reiser, Saget, Carlin spin this one.

Anyone following Catwoman these days?
Catwoman 52, written by Will Pfifer, continues as Selina unravels from learning that her personality was altered.

So that's it. I'm all along. It's all up to me. Fine.

Black Mask "We are going to be arch enemies. Old fashioned? Perhaps. Maybe I prefer to think of it as retro."

Black Mask and Catwoman square off and there is a gun...I'll stop there...Next is One Year Later.


At 4:48 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

hee! no eyeballs.

ya know i've been hopping about looking at comic books, but i'm not entirely sure about how to go about diving in..

any suggestions for neat-o authors? :)

At 8:52 AM, Blogger rich said...

How to dive in: Buy one. Or borrow one from a friend. Or borrow a comic book trade paperback from your friendly neighborhood library.

Here's some suggestions for writers:

Dan Slott, writer of She-Hulk ...

Kurt Busiek, writer of Astro City ...

Gail Simone, writer of Birds of Prey ... I haven't read anything by her, but she comes highly recommended by Redhead, herself.

Some older writers who are pretty good (since I haven't been following much newer stuff) ...

Frank Miller ... Batman: Year One (which is better than Batman Begins) and Dark Knight Returns.

Will Eisner ... The Spirit is terrific ... his little eight-page yarns pack a punch, and sometimes they're more character studies and morality plays than hardboiled crime fiction (which they also are).

Alan Moore ... Wrote several wonderful issues of Swamp Thing, really re-invented the character, and the whole horror genre for comics.

At 4:55 PM, Blogger RedheadFangirl said...

Elf da,
Girl, most girls like us love Brian K. Vaughan-- if you can get the trades for the Runaways or Y the Last Man you;ll be hooked.
Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty is excellent.
Blankets by Craig Thompson is perfect.
Bite Club is racy.

See what your public library has in 741.5 for graphic novels. Fangirls stick together!

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Mark Kardwell said...

Female? Nineteen? Buy the RUNAWAYS vol.1 hardcover. I love it myself, despite being obviously not the target audience! Fantasy fan? Check out FABLES series from Vertigo. Adult, dark when it has to be, but witty too.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger rich said...

Elf Da, you might even try the Mary Jane books that Marvel is publishing. Hey, it stars a redhead, so it can't be all bad, eh?


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