Author: Samantha Cross

Deconstructing Pretty Deadly: Sissy, the Vulture

I’m the type of person who likes to analyze the things I love. One of those things is Pretty Deadly written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, drawn by Emma Rios, colored by Jordie Bellaire, and lettered by Clayton Cowles. It is probably one of my favorite comics ever (and I have the tattoo to prove it)! For a book that falls into the “Weird Western” category, at least for the first two volumes, there’s so much more than weirdness for weirdness’ sake. The animal symbolism alone could fill a series of articles. In fact, let’s do that! Let’s look at...

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We Got The Beat: All-Women Bands in Comics

Hey there, Cats and Kittens! Have you heard the new sensations sweeping the nation with their spectacular sounds, rockin’ riffs, and show-stopping, toe-tapping, sell-your-worldly-possessions-for-a-chance-to-touch-glory performances that will make you question your purpose in life? Yes? No? Well then, sisters and brothers, have I got some bands for you! If you’re diggin’ the New York scene, check out The Mary Janes. This group of women are bringing the five boroughs to their knees with a solid post-punk rock sound that would make the Runaways head for the hills. In the mood for something a bit more hard core? Keep tabs on Black...

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