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Every other month, we have Mariko Tamaki day, where both Hulk and Supergirl: Being Super are released. That is my favourite new comics day. As a community, we've already covered in depth that Hulk is bloody good, but Being Super seems to have flown under the radar.

Another title for it could be Supergirl: Secret Identity*, or Supergirl: Girl of Steel. It's "retelling her origin for a new generation" but I'm not sure which continuity it fits into, if any. Each issue is a 48 page prestige issue and when it's all said and done, I'm buying the trade as well.

Before we get in to the story, know that it's bloody beautiful. Art is covered by Joelle Jones, who I adored when I first saw her in 2006's 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and followed her to Minx's Token. Since then she's done work at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and her own series Lady Killer has taken off and Jones has become much, much better. There are jaw dropping, heart stopping splash pages in this book. But that's for another time.

Right now, I'm going to share a short flashback, as an aside from the main story. Being super )
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*If you haven't read it, you are doing Superman wrong.
** But not rubbish. Actually, watching that trailer made me annoyed that we didn't get more of beardy Clark travelling the world, looking for his place in it.
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"The idea came from a love of vintage advertising and illustration from the 1940s through the 1960s. I really just wanted to create a story that would allow me to play in that world. I also grew up in a very traditional home where the women had very defined roles. Because of that, I have a lot of sympathy for a character that is forced to balance a duel nature."

- Joelle Jones


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"I love manned space travel - astronauts (from any country) are true superheroes, and it's a dream come true to write stories about them. I'm also enjoying all of the research I get to do - I've had a few conversations with an astronomer from JPL, for example, just to get the science right." - Charles Soule

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Let's get something out of the gate: I love Barbara Gordon in almost any incarnation. I love Batgirl in almost any incarnation. There is only one specific intersection of the two, however, that makes it into the ranks of my Favorite Female Character.

That specific intersection, of course, being the one played by Yvonne Craig on the Adam West show.

 Introducing Batgirl

Behind the cut: the original Barbara Gordon )
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Action calls and I answer. At some point, I'll be doing a book club for 12 Reasons why I love her by Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones.

On the surface, it's a relationship story told out of order. I'm not going to post anything of the actual plot, because I think that a) you should buy it and b) having seen extracts on Scans_daily before I bought it, the earlier parts of the book were actually spoiled for me by knowing what came after/before (it's told out of order. Events from the main narrative out of order are particularly unhelpful).

What it actually is, is just a story of a young woman, including some of her childhood.

Each chapter has a suggested soundtrack. This one is Brian Ferry - September Song, which has good lyrics, but musically doesn't work for me is actually pretty dire, though I can understand if some readers just want to put the book down at the mention of that man's name.
And these few precious days I'd spend with you )

And for the record, I'm a Spring/Autumn man.

*Points for explaining the subject
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A while back, [personal profile] stubbleupdate requested some Joelle Jones. Because I'm a lazy sod, I'm only now posting this story, the opening act from Madman Atomic Comics #16, "Last Night the Atomics Saved My Life!" by Jones and Jamie S. Rich.



About four out of twelve pages. )

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