Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SuperQueeros! for September 28th, 2011

It's bi week! Cassie Hack, John Constantine, and Herc! (also, possibly, Madame Xanadu... I'm not sure what GLAAD nominated her book for...)

Hack/Slash #8
I haven't been following this story too closely, but it's the final chapter! Cassie and Vlad are separated and in peril (of course). Can they kick the butt of the baddie bumping off the big-wigs? Or will the ghoul who gored Gaga get our girl too? #alliteration

Justice League Dark #1
John Constantine AND Madame Xanadu in THE SAME BOOK?!?! I am SO FRIGGIN' EXCITED FOR THIS TITLE!!!!

Herc #8
More Spidey Island stuff... But Herc fights the X-men in this issue so... awesome-times?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 61: DragonCon 2011 Edition

Hey Betches!

We're back this week for a special in-real-life edition. We're recording live from Dragon*Con 2011 and go over the awesome nerdiness we were made witness to at the convention in addition to updating you all on what's been coming out in the world of comic books. We chat about DCnU and our resoundingly unenthusiastic response, the end of Wonder Woman: Odyssey, Daken: Dark Wolverine and Moon Knight's ever confusing inclusion in the book, Astonishing X-men (and lingering questions on whether or not Hisako is now a Super Sentai), Uncanny X-Factor (and its absurd release schedule), and a review of Dragon*Con cosplayers!

Oh, and check out my original origin of Wonder comic that inspired my friend's cosplay!

Let us know what you think! Plus, any comics you think we missed in our coverage let us know! Send us a tweet @ScarletBetch or by email at scarletbetch@gmail.com

SuperQueeros! for September 21st, 2011

Did you know that Rictor was my first X-crush? I got this trading card of him hulked out and blasting the earth, creating a fissure and just looking... awesome. I thought he was the coolest guy. And this week is all Rictor, all the time! He's just gotten his powers back in Children's Crusade, and he's just started using them again in X-Factor! Plus Wondy #1 and a new Hellblazer!

Avengers: Children's Crusade #7
It's the X-Men vs. the Young Avengers vs. the Avengers vs. X-Factor vs. Magneto vs. the Scarlet Witch!! This book is crazy, y'all! Crazy good that is! Wanda's got her powers and her memories, and she wants to go on a pilgrimage to, if not undo the damage she's cause to the Marvel U, at least restore the powers to some of the mutants whose lives she's ruined. And did I mention that she started with Rictor? W000000t!!!! And, also, swooooon!

The solicit says something about a recently deceased teammate returning to kick the team's collective butt? however the only deceased teammate I can think of is a dead dupe, Guido, or Darwin. But he didn't really die, he just became a death god for a little bit... Still, Darwin's omni-power would explain the kick-butt armor and grudge against Layla that he's wielding on the cover of issue 227...

Hellblazer #283
John continues to be the bi babe that he sooo is and we get the start of a new storyline. Natural and supernatural events alike are incited by Constantine's neice auctioning off of his prize trench coat. Will Gemma survive the bad karma she's brought down on herself? Will John get used to being basically naked? Will he be basically naked?

Wonder Woman #1
The new Wonder Woman starts here!!!! So excited for this book, even if I'm worried that Diana will catch a chill in those shorts. From what I've seen of the other #1s, expect a character-defining issue that's light on set up for the first story arc. Also expect amazing art. #soexcited!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

SuperQueeros! for September 14th, 2011

Oh. My. Gaga. This week is DEFINITELY happening FOR REALSIES. Batwoman and Buffy are BACK!!!! Plus favs like Alpha Flight and Daken! And the bi kids are representing with Herc and Hack/Slash! The only way this week could get better is if Young Avengers came out this week. But I guess we have to save SOMETHING for next week!

Batwoman #1
KATE KANE IS BAAAAAAAACK!!!!! I haven't waited this long for beautiful art set to butt-kicking action since... Well since I was born and started waiting for her Detective Comics run to be written! Seriously, this is one of the only relaunch titles that I'm buying in hard copy because something this awesome NEEDS to be tangible! I think some ghosts and stuff are happening in the actual story, but basically it's Kate drawn by J.H. Williams III so it's PERFECT.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9: Freefall #1
("Freefall". I like this whole subtitle thing... It makes it seem more like episodes, or miniseries!) Buffy's back!!!!!!!!!!!! And Willow!!!!!!!!!!!! And Andrew, though I still have trouble telling who he is in-panel... (I just had a thought: maybe, like SMG, Tom Lenk didn't give permission for the use of his visage in the comics... Time to dig up some trivia!) Anyway, the preview looks good, so #buyit.

Alpha Flight #4
Northstar beats up people in order to save his boyfriend. HOT.

Daken: Dark Wolverine #14
Moon Knight continues to think he is Wolverine. Daken continues to be played. Kinky.

Hack/Slash #8
The Fame Monster/Justin Bieber continues to kill Lady Gagas. Save the Gagas, Cassie!!!

Herc #7
Hercules gets powers again!!! But it's only Spider-man powers...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SuperQueeros! for September 7th, 2011

How was your Dragon*Con? With all the storms did you get back from Dragon*Con okay? Have you gone on your new friends' Facebook profiles and looked at all the pics of awesome costumes?? Gosh, I love Dragon*Con...

NEW COMICS THIS THURSDAY WEDNESDAY (EDIT: Evidently long weekends don't affect shipping anymore?):
Stormwatch #1 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Midnighter and Apollo are back!!! With the Martian Manhunter and the rest of the dysfunctional Stormwatch family! I'm so excited for this book! After Batwoman this is my most anticipated title for the DCnU, and it's here this week! Yay for husbands!!!!!

X-Factor #224.1
So X-factor is getting a "point-one" issue. I'm very excited that they're getting the Marvel point-one treatment, but I have no idea what to expect! The solicit says that the team journeys to Madrox's hometown for... some... reason... and while there... stuff takes place and readers are (as in every point-one) introduced to the main cast and central themes of this book. Which are... Actually this "point-one" issue is going to be great! Because even hardcore fans who've read every issue could really use a refresher!

House of Mystery #41
More Fig/Lotus fighting/mind-effing. Will we see Tursig? Who knows!