Ramping up for Comic Con I thought I'd keep with the theme.
self-confessed Marvel girl, Gentle Reader. Yes, I read some DC but it
was always Marvel that I collected. I like the idea of being a mutant,
of being special. I branched out to Dark Horse once or twice, but in the
end I prefer to read about teams, superheros working together. Partly
because, early on, this was my only chance to see more than one female
superhero in action. I mean X-men had, like, three! (God forbid there
actually ever be more females than males on a team. Or that the female be
in charge of the team on a permanent basis, and not be a bad girl . . .
but I digress.) In case you hadn't guessed from my own writing,
friendship is a theme that appeals to me.
I've never been one for
the Hero's Journey, one man struggling against the universe blah de
blah. I find Batman totally lacking in appeal: rich man with dark past
and too many toys all on on his own taking on the bad guys? Yawn fest.
Add Robin into the mix and a little homoerotic tension and I perk up,
but basically meh to the Batman, Spiderman, and Supermen of the world.
So who are some of my favorite female
I may be the only person in existence who actually collected New Warriors
comics. But they were my
team. I loved them so much. I knew when the next one was due to come
out and I would haunt my local comic shop waiting for the shipment.
As the series progressed I became a particular fan of Speedball
but it was Angelica Jones who drew me to pick up my very first comic ever. I adored her on the Spider Man and His Amazing Friends
cartoon when I was a kid, so I hunted down the comic that featured Firestar
as a main character. I loved that the New Warriors were all teens ~
that their concerns felt more personal to me as a result, and that their
character arcs were all about learning to work together, building
friendships, and relationships, very like my own journey through high
school. (Only I couldn't shoot microwave energy out my hands, sadly.
Life would have been so much better if I could.)
had one of the coolest super powers, phasing through solid matter. She
was part of the X-Men but I didn't start reading her until she'd joined
Excalibur. I adored her character and she came complete with pet
Why do we love Anna Marie
so much? The ultimate Romeo and Juliet relationship with Gambit, of course. Gambit
, only the hottest X-man ever. No, not Wolverine, Gambit.
bad boy who can charge and throw deadly playing cards, ex-con and
thief, develops a mad passion for the sweet southern belle whom he can
never touch. Le sigh. Yeah, Rogue's powers suck. But unrequited love
with a hot snarky bad boy? Mmmm. Plus after sucking Ms Marvel, Rogue can
aside the abysmal portrayal of Emma Frost in recent movies, she's a
wonderful character. She wavers from being an all out bad girl, with her
Hellions, to having some good moments, to eventually taking on teaching
duties, building Generation X and even joining X-men. I liked that her
strength was in her mind, that she was the leader of her group, and that
she was a very strong woman. I also loved her costume. What can I say?
I'm shallow like that.
Of course, who did I really want to be
when I grew up? She Ra, Ceetara, or Xena. I'm not picky. So, what about
you? Any comic readers out there? Who's your favorite comic book heroine?
PROJECT ROUND UP
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Working rough draft. Release date Fall 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Working promo schemes.Deportment & Deceit
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Third draft handed in to editor, awaiting edits.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus
by subscription. Print release tentatively