Running a little experiment where I only buy comics that have a woman who worked on the comic as an artist or writer. This week has some highs and lows, for sure:
- Constantine The Hellblazer #3 (Writer: Ming Doyle Art: Vanesa Del Rey Cover: Riley Rossmo) I'm enjoying a non-Vertigo Hellblazer. Never thought that would happen. Nice work folks!
- DC Comics Bombshells #1(Writer: Marguerite Bennett Art: Marguerite Sauvage Cover: Ant Lucia) I just love that this comic happened at all. Can't wait.
- JLA Gods And Monsters #1(Letterer: Saida Temofonte Writer: J. M. DeMatteis Art: Thony Silas Cover: Darick Robertson ) I know nothing about this, except that I love DeMatteis. Glad Temofonte is lettering it, so I can read it!
- Swords Of Sorrow #4(Writer: Gail Simone Art: Sergio Fernandez Davila Cover: Tula Lotay) This continues to be a super fun book. I'm not loving the entire set of crossovers, but this centerpiece is solid.
- Velvet #11(Cover Colorist: Elizabeth Breitweiser Writer: Ed Brubaker Art: Steve Epting Cover: Steve Epting) I kind of can't believe this isn't a movie yet. Loving this series.
- Beauty #1(Writer: Jeremy Haun Art: Jeremy Haun Cover: Jenny Frison) This looks like a fucked up, fun read. Not familiar with Haun, but love Frison covers...
- Injection #4(Colorist: Jordie Bellaire Writer: Warren Ellis Art: Declan Shalvey Cover: Declan Shalvey) Ellis on words, Shalvey and Bellaire on art. Can't lose.
- Shutter #14(Writer: Joe Keatinge Art: Leila Del Duca Cover: Leila Del Duca ) I say it every time, but this is the most underrated series in comics right now. I wish this book got the love that Saga gets.
- Star-lord And Kitty Pryde #2(Writer: Sam Humphries Art: Alti Firmansyah Cover: Yasmine Putri) This feels like the perfect book for Humprhies. If I can't read Avengers A.I., I'll take this. Putri is growing on me.
- Secret Wars #5(Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Esad Ribic Cover: Sophie Campbell) I can't help myself. I hate the whole Doom thing, but they're doing fun stuff in this book.
- Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8(Writer: Ryan North Art: Erica Henderson Cover: Erica Henderson) This book makes me wish I was still buying comics at the supermarket from a spinner rack.
- A-force #3(Writer: C. Willow Wilson Art: Jorge Molina Cover: Jorge Molina) The best thing to come out of
- It Will All Hurt #3(Writer: Farel Dalrymple Art: Farel Dalrymple Cover: Farel Dalrymple) I hate losing out on full-on creator-written-drawn comics, but I think I'll stick to my experiment.
- Crossed Badlands #83(Writer: Mike Wolfer Art: Mike Wolfer Cover: Christian Zanier) -- 6 covers, no women. I like the concept of Crossed, in small doses. I get no doses, because there are never any women working on this comic.
- Mercury Heat #2(Writer: Kieron Gillen Art: Omar Francia Cover: Omar Francia ) -- 5 covers, no women. This one hurts. Sci-fi written by Gillen is difficult to pass up. Can't we get one cover a month by a woman?
- Providence #3 (Writer: Alan Moore Art: Jacen Burrows Cover: Jacen Burrows ) Honestly, I'll probably buy the GN of this, when my experiment is over. It just looks beautiful.
- Uber #27 (Writer: Kieron Gillen Art: Daniel Gete Cover: Daniel Gete ) -- 5 covers, no women I love the ideas in this book--wish I could pick it up.
- Crossed Plus 100 #7(Writer: Simon Spurrier Art: Fernando Heinz Cover: Christian Zanier) -- 7 covers, no women I love Spurrier. But really? Seven covers, no women?
- Americatown #1(Writer: Bradford Winters Art: Daniel Irizarri Cover: Mike Choi ) Looks like this one was written just for me. I haven't read Winters or Irizari before, but I have some FOMO here.
- Arcadia #4(Writer: Alex Paknadel Art: Eric Scott Pfeiffer Cover: Matt Taylor) So many interesting sci-fi-ish comics out right now. Wish I could read this one.
- Abe Sapien #25(Writer: Mike Mignola Art: Sebastian Fiumara Cover: Max Fiumara) Mignola is on his millionth comic without any female artists. Not even one cover. I'm missing these books less and less...
- Harrow County #4( Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Tyler Crook Cover: Tyler Crook)
- Boy-1 #1 (Writer: H.S. Tak Art: Amancay Nahuelpan Cover: Zach Howard)
- Descender #6(Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Dustin Nguyen Cover: Dustin Nguyen)
- Drifter #7(Writer: Ivan Brandon Art: Nic Klein Cover: Nic Klein)
- Fuse #13(Writer: Antony Johnston Art: Justin Greenwood Cover: Justin Greenwood)
- Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1(Writer: Kieron Gillen Art: Jamie McKelvie Cover: Jamie McKelvie)
- Odyc #6( Writer: Matt Fraction Art: Christian Ward Cover: Christian Ward) I may literally weep over not being able to get this one.
- Reyn #7( Writer: Kel Symons Art: Nathan Stockman Cover: Nathan Stockman)
- Star Wars Lando #2(Writer: Charles Soule Art: Alex Maleev Cover: TBD )
- Howard The Duck #5(Writer: Chip Zdarsky Art: Joe Quinones Cover: Joe Quinones)