This THORsday comes with Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat [The Book Depository]. If you haven’t read this trade already, do it, because it’s hilarious. The artwork is fresh, funny and inspiring. And the script is simply a masterpiece of laughs. Hellcat is jobless and fighting crime. In the first pages we discover that the She-Hulk has to fire her because of a lack of work. Despite this, she keeps on the positive side of the street and keeps fighting crime. Even if she has to work in retail!
One of the things that I like the most are the explanations with kitty-shaped panels. These are funny, fresh and make the resumes on what’s going on amazingly.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This week the Unbelievable Gwenpool starts fighting the Teuthidans, an alien squid race from outer space. While she hides from these squids, she finally makes it to meet the client. He turns out to be a very ordinary and boring guy. He aims to bring normalcy to the comic book universe. Said in other words, he wants to make of his Universe one that resembles ours. A Universe without Superheroes, Mutants, etc.
Gwenpool has fooled the squids by putting her outfit on a baby pig. It seems that the squids aren’t very smart yet.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This issue of the Unbelievable Gwenpool is a collection of all her appearances in the Marvel Universe before she got her own title. We can see her with Howard the Duck, and in a Christmas special. In Howard the Duck, she is very crazy. I adventure to say that she is crazier than in her own title. She stole a virus from Black Cat, sold it to Hydra, only to recover it again and save the world. Of course, she is nuts and almost kills Howard in the process.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! This week Gwenpool gets in serious trouble. We left her talking with Spider-Man in his room. And now Gwenpool is trying to help Spider-Man discover who set up a bomb in his school. It turns out; she already knows who that was: a kid who in another Universe killed Miles’ mother. Although Morales doesn’t believe Gwenpool that much, he goes with her to prevent the boy to keep putting bombs elsewhere.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! Today we’ll explore the Unbelievable Gwenpool #5. In this issue, Gwenpool is meeting another Marvel Superhero: Spider-Man, Miles Morales! We left the team answering a client’s call just when Gwenpool had gotten rid of M.O.D.O.K. Because they haven’t decided who is the boss yet, they send Gwenpool to the meeting of the client. Not to be suspicious, they ask her to use regular clothing and the metro. And that’s where she meets Miles Morales.
Today I want to explore what happened with Mockingbird, Chelsea Cain and “ask me about my feminist agenda” tees. Days ago, Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain quit Twitter after being subject to crazy amounts of abuse from trolls who stated that were comic book fans. She only asked for more representation in her field work and asked her fans to buy Mockingbird #8. She also asked her fans to send Marvel a tweet stating that there’s room for more superhero stories about grown-up women. She had to delete that tweet and close her Twitter account.
She was accused of attacking people. However, that’s just false. She only made a simple request to her fans: buy more comics, and ask Marvel for more stories. The cover of the comic book has a feminist tee depicted. It seems, however, that this was what fuelled hate around her and her work.
Do you remember Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman variant cover for Marvel and all the fuss that it created? Well, Manara has made it again. And he has managed to make it even worse. How? Making her perfectly naked!
Milo Manara and Frank Cho hosted a panel in Lucca Comics and Games 2016, in Italy. The panel was titled “Frank Cho, Milo Manara and Women – A dialogue between two Masters.” Here, Manara presented a Spider-Woman illustration to Cho as a present at the end of the panel. Now, the problem is the picture if you put it in the wrong genre, and the attitude of both artists regarding the illustration and what it represents.
Welcome to another Comics THORsday! Today we’ll explore the Unbelievable Gwenpool #4, and also enjoy a giveaway of a digital copy of this issue. We left Gwenpool with a small problem: M.O.D.O.K. wants to kill her. He discovers that she has no powers at all. Thus he wants to get rid of her. His team has to have only the best of the best. To be sure, he asks her how she got rid of one of his best agents. When she replies that she pulled into the fire when he wasn’t looking, M.O.D.O.K. gets mad.
Welcome to Comics THORsday! Today we’re exploring Gwenpool #3 and his first meeting with Doctor Strange! And, yes! There is a digital comic giveaway too. We left Gwenpool confronting Batroc, who thinks she’s useless. M.O.D.O.K. is having problems in finding Gwenpool’s bank information to put her on a payroll. I know, it’s amazing to think that such a villain would want to have everything legal on paper. As it turns out, M.O.D.O.K. hates paying in cash. If Gwenpool doesn’t provide her bank account details, she won’t see a cent!
So, desperate, in search of a side job to have some cash, her custom designer decides to help yer (in exchange of future payment, of course). And that’s how she gets to meet Doctor Strange!
The History of Comics, including Women, continues with the Era of Retrenchment. Here we see the rise of the television. The TV becomes the dominant mass media preferred by people, especially by kids. While the TV offered Superman’s adventures for free, comic books still cost 10 cents an issue. The Golden Age saw the birth of more publishers than the market could ever sustain later on. So, they had to change their preferred genres to survive. While Superhero comics were losing sales; romance, westerns, crime and horror saw a rise in their sales.
In 1955 the Comics Code was implemented. Some genres were banned with the code, like crime and horror. One publisher that was selling these in sheer amounts, EC, ended up leaving the business. EC tried to stay two more years in business with their “New Direction.” Other publishers found that publishing comics based on the TV was a great way for their sales. For example, Dell published Gunsmoke in 1956 and DC The Many Loves of Dobie in 1960. These comics easily qualified for the Comics Code Authority.