Archive for October, 2010

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Reviews for Wednesday Oct 13 Releases

October 17, 2010

I apologize for the delay but here are the reviews for the comics I picked up for Oct 13, including: Bruce Wayne the Road Home: Batgirl #1, Batman/Catwoman 100 Page Spectacular #1, Tiny Titans/little Archie and his Pals #1, Warlord of Mars #1, Sonic Universe #21 and GI Joe Origins #20.

As a new ongoing review feature, I will now state if the comic passes or fails the Bechdel Test. What’s the Bechdel Test you ask? It’s a metric that shows female involvement in the plot by asking three simple questions:

1) Does it have two or more named women
2) Who talk to each other
3) About something other then a man?

Note a comic can be positive and fail the test or be negative and pass… But it is useful for tracking trends. Soon we’ll be adding pages to the blog that will list failures and successes, as well as many other useful pages. So stay tuned!

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Ozma of Oz #1 – Advance Preview –

October 9, 2010

Comic Book Resources has posted an Advanced Preview of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s third Oz Mini-series Ozma of Oz. This is one of my favorite books in the Oz series, which you guys should know by now that I adore.

I can’t wait to pick this one up.

Ozma of Oz #1



Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Variant Cover by ERIC SHANOWER

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Marvel Previews for Wed Oct 13 -Black Cat, Marvel Adventures and more-

October 9, 2010

It’s the weekend and time again to look at Marvel’s previews for the upcoming week. Of note this week is issue 4 of the Black Cat mini-series starring everyone’s favorite feline themed cat-burglar (unless of course you’re a Catwoman fan) Felecia Hardy! Also looking interesting is Marvel Super Heroes #7 part of the Marvel Adventures imprint which I’ve yet to check out but has caught my attention lately.

Before we get into the Out of the Fridge spotlighted issues, here’s links to all of today’s previews:

-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #645

-CASANOVA #4

-DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #2

-DEADPOOL CORPS #7

-I AM AN AVENGER #2

-IRON MAN: TITANIUM #1

-INCREDIBLE HULKS #614

-INVADERS NOW! #2


-INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #31


-SUPERIOR #1


-MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #7


-NEW AVENGERS #5


-ORSON SCOTT CARD’S ENDER’S GAME: ENDER IN EXILE #5


-SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #3

-STRANGE TALES II #1

-SUPER HERO SQUAD #10

-THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #5

-THOR #616

-TOMB OF TERROR #1


-X-MEN #4


-X-MEN FOREVER 2 #9

And now for our Spotlights, Black Cat #4 and Marvel Adventures: Marvel Super Heroes #7

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Oct 6 Reviews: GI Joe #23, Hawkeye and Mockingbird #5 –Also Ads targeting Women? In my comics?–

October 6, 2010

It’s been a week and now it’s time once again to look at the new releases in the comic world, only picked up two this week, GI Joe #23 (not to be confused with GI Joe A Real American Hero), and Hawkeye and Mockingbird #5.

But before that here’s an interesting ad from H&M this month…

That’s right an ad targeting women! Not only that, but it’s a product related to Marvel comics, and targeted to women, and being sold in the pages of a comic. And if you’re planning on shopping at Famous Footwear ladies then this comic has just paid for itself, though, seriously who is going to cut this ad out? This should have been done as one of those pull outs that are slipped in between the binding that you can remove without damaging the comics; there’s story on the other side of that!

And yes, the ad is a cherry pink, otherwise how else would we know they wanted the attention of the women readers? And the collection of panels from old marvel romance comics, okay not too bad for the shoes themselves maybe, but I don’t like that “PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE A SPINSTER” panel right in the middle of the ad itself *sigh*.

Still major props for realizing that girls do read comics, and that you can reach them through this medium. This is also the only adult sized shoe in the marvel line so far

Click here to see the Marvel line<– you can also get 5 dollars off by using that link directly, hopefully they'll come up with some more designs for women and men that are a bit more actiony.

Now to the reviews

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