Adrienne Fox

Listen Up Marvel #WeWantWidow

Listen Up Marvel #WeWantWidow

This past weekend, under the #WeWantWidow hashtag, fans of Marvel’s Black Widow took to the streets, parks, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more of Natasha Romanova in Disney/Marvel merchandise. For anyone who has managed to miss the latest Marvel box office hits, Natasha Romanova, code name Black Widow, is an accomplished assassin seeking redemption as […]

 Adrienne Fox

Five Questions with Author Jamie Ford

Five Questions with Author Jamie Ford

Author Jamie Ford may be known for his bestselling novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel, but he is also a big nerd at heart. His geek side takes center stage in his contributions to The End is Nigh (The Apocalypse Triptych) (Volume 1), and Secret Identities: The Asian […]

 Adrienne Fox

Plan of Attack: Emerald City Comicon 2015

Plan of Attack: Emerald City Comicon 2015

 ECCC is this weekend! Are you ready? Emerald City Comicon is upon us once again—March 27-29th at the Washington State Convention Center. The Seattle area had one of its mildest winters on record (sorry East Coast!), but nothing warms my heart like the coming of Emerald City Comicon. With the recent news that ReedPOP purchased Emerald […]

 Adrienne Fox

Comics You Crave: Comic Book Releases for February 25, 2015

Comics You Crave: Comic Book Releases for February 25, 2015

COMIC BUUUUUHKS! Here are your comic book releases for February 25, 2015! (AR= Ask Retailer) Forgot to check last week? See what you missed here. More Info at BOOM! Studios: WEBSITE AND TWITTER Abigail And The Snowman #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Landridge), $3.99 Adventure Time #37 (Cover A Troy Nixey), $3.99 Adventure Time #37 […]

 Adrienne Fox

Interview with Grindhouse Writer Alex De Campi

Interview with Grindhouse Writer Alex De Campi

Alex de Campi is a name you should know. She’s one of my favorite comic writers right now with her excellent work from the supernatural Valentine, available digitally at ComiXology or Thrillbent, to her Grindhouse series from Dark Horse Comics. Her miniseries Smoke was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2006 for Best Limited Series. You […]

 Adrienne Fox

Comic Review: Lady Killer #1 from Dark Horse

Comic Review: Lady Killer #1 from Dark Horse

The new series, Lady Killer, from Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, takes on the classic double-life of an assassin: this time with a full skirt, petticoat, and pearls. Lady Killer #1 is stylish, intriguing, and a bit bloody. Lady Killer #1 Writer: Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich Artist: Joëlle Jones Colors: Laura Allred […]

 Adrienne Fox

Comic Review: Sinergy by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma

Comic Review: Sinergy by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma

With Sinergy, Oeming and Soma give readers a female protagonist who is heading off to college with an ice hockey scholarship and a “hawt” boyfriend—so this demon fighting gig with her dad is kind of an onion in the ointment. Sinergy #1 and #2 Writer: Michael Avon Oeming & Taki Soma Artist: Michael Avon Oeming […]

 Adrienne Fox

Comic Review: Princess Ugg Volume 1 from Oni Press

Comic Review: Princess Ugg Volume 1 from Oni Press

Princess Ugg is a fantastic coming of age tale with endearing characters and a healthy dose of fantasy. This title deserves a place on your shelf next to Lumberjanes and Princeless.   Princess Ugg Volume 1 Writer: Ted Naifeh Artist: Ted Naifeh Colors & Letters: Warren Wucinich Publisher: Oni Press Release date: November 19, 2014 […]

 Adrienne Fox

Comic Review: Graveyard Shift #1

Comic Review: Graveyard Shift #1

Graveyard Shift #1 delivers all the basics of a great vampire tale: fangs, blood, and conversion of humans. Jump in now and see where Jay Faerber and Fran Bueno take the story from a solid start in the first issue.   Graveyard Shift #1 Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Fran Bueno Letters: Ed Dukeshire Publisher: Image […]

 Adrienne Fox

Dark Horse’s Grindhouse Opens Again for B-Movie Madness with ‘Slay Ride’

Dark Horse’s Grindhouse Opens Again for B-Movie Madness with ‘Slay Ride’

I loved Dark Horse’s Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out “Slay Ride” for turning Christmas time on its ear by creating fear instead of cheer. Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out – Slay Ride (Parts 1 and 2) Writer: Alex De Campi Artist and Cover: R. M. Guéra Colors: Giulia Brusco Letters: Alex De Campi Publisher: Dark Horse […]

 Adrienne Fox

WatchPlayRead’s Top Comics of 2014

WatchPlayRead’s Top Comics of 2014

I asked our comic reviewers to submit their top, or favorite, comics they read in 2014 whether a new title, a specific issue, or new arc of existing title. The result is an interesting mix. No surprise given the varied interests of our review team. Check out the WatchPlayRead top comics of 2014: Alex and […]

 Adrienne Fox

DeConnick and Fraction Won’t (or Can’t) Stop Creating Excellent Comics

DeConnick and Fraction Won’t (or Can’t) Stop Creating Excellent Comics

What mash-up or nickname do you prefer? DeConniction? Or, the Fractonnick? (Just don’t call her Mrs. Matt Fraction, please.) Any way you look at their recent works, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are turning the comics world on its ear through creativity, skill, bravery, and trust—that is, trust in us, their readers. Both writers […]

 Adrienne Fox

An Interview with Comic Historian Mike Madrid at GeekGirlCon ‘14

An Interview with Comic Historian Mike Madrid at GeekGirlCon ‘14

Mike Madrid is the author of three insightful books on representations in women in the comic medium. In his first book, The Supergirls! Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy and the History of Comic Book Heroines, Madrid celebrates the power, wisdom, and often crazy costumes of comic book heroines. In his next two volumes, he revisits the Golden Age […]

 Adrienne Fox

Buy This Book and You Can Draw Monstrously Funny Cartoons Too

Buy This Book and You Can Draw Monstrously Funny Cartoons Too

I tried my hand at some vampire cartoons courtesy of the instructions from Christopher Hart and his new book Monstrously Funny Cartoons. While I doubt I have a career in art, I had fun reading through the witty text and following Hart’s sketch tips. Monstrously Funny Cartoons Author: Christopher Hart Publisher: Watson-Guptil Release date: October […]

 Adrienne Fox

Feed Your Inner Ghoul: Five Comics for Halloween

Feed Your Inner Ghoul: Five Comics for Halloween

There are lots of great comics and graphic novels out there that will make for a creepy Halloween season. If you are like me–and dig monsters, scary movies, and all things Halloween–you’ll be looking for some good reading material to help get your spook on. Check out these comics for Halloween fun, and a few scares. […]

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