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Preview: Women of Marvel #1

Women of Marvel #1

(W) Charlie Jane Anders, VARIOUS (A) VARIOUS (CA) Mirka Andolfo
ONE-SHOT / RATED T+
In Shops: Mar 09, 2022
SRP: $5.99

CELEBRATE THE PHENOMENAL WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH TALES SPUN FROM THE GREATEST MINDS IN COMICS!

The talented women creators who have made Marvel the powerhouse that it is take on fan-favorite female characters within the Marvel Universe. From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, this cast of writers and artists gives their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women. With superstar creators Charlie Jane Anders, Mirka Andolfo, Jordie Bellaire and many more, this issue is another must-have from the Voices pull list!

Women of Marvel #1

Marvel’s Greatest Heroines Shine in the Women of Marvel Trailer

Hitting stands this week, Women of Marvel #1 continues the tradition of highlighting Marvel heroes in an all-new collection of tales crafted by a lineup of incredible women creators! From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, Women of Marvel #1 gives writers and artists the chance to put their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women. Get your first look at the adventures below in the all-new Women of Marvel #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

  • A Squirrel Girl and Black Widow team-up against a maniacal villain in a story that explores the complexities of super hero identities by Hugo award winning writer Charlie Jane Anders and artist Emma Kubert
  • An action-packed Shanna the She-Devil and Silver Sable short sees the jungle ladies battle against wild animal poachers by award winning video game script writer Rhianna Pratchett and artist Alina Erofeeva
  • A dark Jessica Jones tale of compulsion and redemption from celebrated creator Jordie Bellaire and drawn by rising star Zoe Thorogood
  • A fun-filled page-flipper of Black Cat’s greatest failures and latest triumphs by novelist Preeti Chhibber and superstar artists Jen Bartel, Marguerite Sauvage, Eleonora Carlini, Ann Maulina, and Claire Roe
  • A story of magic and hope starring Scarlet Witch by the wildly popular creator Mirka Andolfo, making her Marvel Comics writing debut alongside artist Sumeyye Kesgin

Preview: Women of Marvel #1

Women of Marvel #1

(W) Charlie Jane Anders, VARIOUS (A) VARIOUS (CA) Mirka Andolfo
ONE-SHOT / RATED T+
In Shops: Mar 09, 2022
SRP: $5.99

CELEBRATE THE PHENOMENAL WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH TALES SPUN FROM THE GREATEST MINDS IN COMICS!

The talented women creators who have made Marvel the powerhouse that it is take on fan-favorite female characters within the Marvel Universe. From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, this cast of writers and artists gives their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women. With superstar creators Charlie Jane Anders, Mirka Andolfo, Jordie Bellaire and many more, this issue is another must-have from the Voices pull list!

Women of Marvel #1

New Women of Marvel Covers Spotlight Some of Marvel’s Greatest Heroes

Next month, Women of Marvel #1 will continue the tradition of highlighting Marvel heroes in an all-new collection of tales crafted by a lineup of incredible women creators! To celebrate this exciting one-shot, artists Ernanda Souza, Audrey Mok, Lauren A. Brown, and Ashley Witter have turned out stunning variant covers starring Wolverine, Jubilee, Black Widow, Shuri, and more!

From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, Women of Marvel #1 gives writers and artists the chance to put their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women. Here’s a full list of the adventures you can look forward to:

  • A Squirrel Girl and Black Widow team-up against a maniacal villain in a story that explores the complexities of super hero identities by Hugo award winning writer Charlie Jane Anders and artist Emma Kubert
  • An action-packed Shanna the She-Devil and Silver Sable short sees the jungle ladies battle against wild animal poachers by award winning video game script writer Rhianna Pratchett and artist Alina Erofeeva
  • A dark Jessica Jones tale of compulsion and redemption from celebrated creator Jordie Bellaire and drawn by rising star Zoe Thorogood
  • A fun-filled page-flipper of Black Cat’s greatest failures and latest triumphs by novelist Preeti Chhibber and superstar artists Jen Bartel, Marguerite Sauvage, Eleonora Carlini, Ann Maulina, and Claire Roe
  • A story of magic and hope starring Scarlet Witch by the wildly popular creator Mirka Andolfo, making her Marvel Comics writing debut alongside artist Sumeyye Kesgin

Check out all five covers now and don’t miss the latest must-have from the Voices pull list when Women of Marvel #1 arrives on March 9.

Women of Marvel Returns in March 2022

This March, Women of Marvel #1 will continue the tradition of highlighting Marvel’s female heroes in an all-new collection of tales crafted by a lineup of incredible female creators! From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming talent, this cast of writers and artists gives their own spin on beloved heroines, showing the fire, mystery, grace and joy that makes them phenomenal women.

Here’s some of the Women of Marvel #1 adventures you can look forward to:

  • A Squirrel Girl and Black Widow team-up against a maniacal villain in a story that explores the complexities of super hero identities by Hugo award winning writer Charlie Jane Anders
  • An action-packed Shanna the She-Devil and Silver Sable short sees the jungle ladies battle against wild animal poachers by award winning video game script writer Rhianna Pratchett
  • A dark Jessica Jones tale of compulsion and redemption from celebrated creator Jordie Bellaire and drawn by rising star Zoe Thorogood
  • A fun-filled page-flipper of Black Cat’s greatest failures and latest triumphs by novelist Preeti Chhibber and superstar artists Jen Bartel, Marguerite Sauvage, and more!
  • The Marvel Comics writing debut of artist Mirka Andolfo and much more!

Stay tuned for more creative team announcements and don’t miss the latest must-have from the Voices pull list when Women of Marvel #1 arrives on March 9. 

Women of Marvel #1

Preview: Women of Marvel #1

Women of Marvel #1

(W) Natasha Alterici, More (A) Eleonora Carlini, More (CA) Sara Pichelli
ONE-SHOT/Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $5.99

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!
The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story! Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe! With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH’S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you’re sure to come away powered up and ready to slay – in high heels and boots alike.

Women of Marvel #1

Scarlet Witch, Magik, and Moore Get the Spotlight on Women of Marvel #1 Covers

This April, Women of Marvel #1 will spotlight iconic characters from the X-Men to the Avengers in a collection of tales by an all-female lineup of incredible talent from throughout the entertainment industry. And today on International Women’s Day, Marvel hasrevealed new variant covers and share more details about the incredible special.

Women of Marvel #1 will be packed with inspiring tales from new and established creators including Louise Simonson, Nadia Shammas, Elsa Sjunneson, Sophie Campbell, Anne Toole, Natasha Alterici, and Mariko Tamaki. In addition, acclaimed Brooklyn Brujas author Zoraida Córdova will be making her Marvel Comics debut with an action-packed story about the deadliest woman in the galaxy, Gamora! Joined by Swedish artist Maria Fröhlich – also making her Marvel debut – Zoraida puts Gamora in the crosshairs of her most lethal enemy yet: love. With astonishing art from Kei Zama, Eleonora Carlini, Skylar Patridge, Joanna Estep, Maria Fröhlich, Peach Momoko, Rachael Stott, Nina Vakueva, Marika Cresta, and June Brigman, this oversized issue will be a spectacular showcase of some of the most amazing talent in the graphic novel industry today.

Check out variant covers by Amanda Conner, Maria Wolf, and Peach Momoko. Stay tuned for more news about this highly-anticipated one-shot and don’t miss Women of Marvel #1 when it hits stands on April 21st!

All-Star Creators Celebrate the Women of Marvel in April

Get ready for a new giant-sized special celebrating Marvel’s heroes will debut in April. Women of Marvel #1 will spotlight iconic characters from the X-Men to the Avengers in a collection of tales by an all-female lineup of incredible talent from throughout the entertainment industry.

Kicking things off will be comics legend Louise Simonson with a must-read introduction. Simonson will be followed by some of the hottest rising stars in the graphic novel industry. Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with an action-packed She-Hulk adventure, Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with a tale about Captain Peggy Carter, Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story, video game and comics writer Anne Toole gets gritty in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, and Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe with a revelatory tale about Rogue and Mystique. With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama, Eleonora Carlini, Skylar Patridge, Joanna Estep, and more, readers are sure to come away powered up and ready to slay. And featuring a cover by Sara Pichelli!

Stay tuned for more news about Women of Marvel #1 and pick up this extraordinary issue when it hits stands in April.

Women of Marvel #1

C2E2 2018: The Women of Marvel Panel (Sort of) Gives An Update on the Storm Solo Comic

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On Sunday afternoon at C2E2, the Women of Marvel convened to celebrate some of Marvel’s best female creators. The panel was moderated by Marvel new media producer, Judy Stephens, and included special projects editor Jen Grunwald (Who was at the first Women of Marvel panel in 2009.), colorist Rachelle Rosenberg (Mockingbird), artist Jen Bartel (America), and writer/artist Katie Cook (Secret Wars: Secret Love). The panel was pretty announcement-light and mainly focused on the creators’ processes and inspirations for getting into comics, like a nifty time lapse video of Rosenberg coloring over David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira’s art on the upcoming Hunt for Wolverine #1 in a scene that gave me all the Kitty Pryde feels.

However, there were a few small bits of news and previews of Rachelle Rosenberg, Jen Bartel, and Katie Cook’s art on upcoming titles. Rosenberg is coloring a cover for Hunt for Wolverine #1 with over 275 characters in it. It took her 36 hours to finish and would make for a great dorm or even office poster. Bartel is drawing a backup in the The Mighty Thor: At the Gates of Valhalla one-shot, which is a transitional one-shot between the current Mighty Thor series starring Jane Foster as Thor and the upcoming Thor relaunch with Odinson as the protagonist. She is doing 15 pages of interior art for a story featuring the sadly underused characters of Thor’s granddaughters  and is the first female artist to draw them. The preview was fairly enigmatic and featured Jane Foster as Thor and a beautiful rainbow colored by Bartel herself before Matthew Wilson (WicDiv) lays down the finished colors.

The final piece of new art was an adorably twisted preview of Katie Cook’s story in the upcoming Thanos Annual that is set to be released on April 25, 2017 to coincide with his big screen appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. It is her most violent work yet and is about a cute alien people group, who are literally killing themselves to get Thanos some MacGuffin that he needs to have to take over the universe or something. I love Cook’s design for Thanos, and humorous versions of the darker and edgier parts of the Marvel Universe are always welcome.

But the real “news” at the panel and probably the reason you clicked on this article was that Jen Bartel kind of, sort of gave an update on the Storm solo ongoing comic that she is doing with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Black Panther) that was soft-announced in October 2017 around New York Comic Con. I asked Bartel if there was any news or updates about the status of Storm, and she said that she is “talking regularly” with Coates and the comic is still happening. However, there is no set in stone “timeline” for the first issue’s release at this time.

From this quick response (Which can be heard in recorded form on an upcoming episode of the Women of Marvel podcast.), I deduced that Storm is currently in the scripting and/or drawing process and that perhaps Marvel is holding back more news about it for San Diego Comic Con in the summer or another con that is closer to its actual solicitation and release date.

Also, I really want Katie Cook to do an Alpha Flight miniseries or one-shot because of her enthusiasm for the character Snowbird and her ability to turn into a  bear or any animal native to Canada.

Review: Women of Marvel #1

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I’ll give Marvel credit, they keep trying to make comics for women/girls. The problem is, they keep getting it wrong.

Apparently, Women of Marvel #1 is a collection of three digital comics that I missed and this is the first time they’ve seen print the old-fashioned paper way. The problem with this book isn’t that it’s bad, it’s not, it’s that it doesn’t include enough female talent in creating the book (of the three writers and three artists, a grand total of two are women) and that it engages in a number of stereotypical “women in comics” tropes and stereotypical comments about women in general.

The first story is the best of the three, it features Medusa, Crystal and several other of the Inhumans playing a game to try and figure out who is the most clever. Not to spoil it too much, but the queen is the most clever of the group. The Inhumans in the story, though, are all children in this story. And the smartest and most powerful of the Inhumans — Blackbolt — is missing from the story. We already know Medusa is one of the stronger Inhumans and if the point of the story is to make us realize how much more clever she is than her fellow Inhumans, it somewhat diminishes the point by leaving out the toughest challenger.

Story number two presents us with a near-literal catfight between Satana and Black Cat in typical comic book heroine bondage gear that would do Emma Frost proud. There are more boobs in this story than in the Kentucky congressional delegation. The art is fine other than the fact that it’s aimed at the Betty Page fanclub. The worst moment of the book is at the end, when, after finally teaming up with Satana to prevent a demon from escaping hell and rampaging earth, Black Cat’s only compliment for Satana is that she has nice shoes. Really.

The last story is the most pointless, as it tells the story of a bellhop at a hotel who falls in love, not surprisingly, with the Enchantress. In the end, the bell-hop realizes that the only reason that he ever loved her was that her powers made him fall for her. He doesn’t care, though, because, and I’m not making this up, at least he got to talk to a hot chick. Okay, he doesn’t quite word it that way, he says he briefly got the attention of a goddess. A goddess who happens to be a hot chick.

Plot: The first story is pretty clever, if not outstanding, and it’s the best of the three. The last story is very, very dull. Rating: 4

Art: Other than the aforementioned objectification of women in the second story and on the cover, the rest of the art is pretty good. Rating: 8

Overall: 6

Recommendation: If you are a fan of Medusa, the Inhumans, Black Cat or Satana, I’d suggest buying this one. If not, I’d skip it.