Series: Swords of Sorrow

A Review of Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #4, or How Not To Write a Feminist Comic Book

Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #4 Nancy Collins (Writer), David Acosta (Artist), Valentina Pinto (Colorist), Erica Schultz (Letterer) Dynamite August 19, 2015 Birdi and Kate take issue with Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #4, which is really no surprise, considering they’ve had problems with the entire run. As a final review, they’ve organized their critique in the form of a handy list of questions for writers and publishers to ask themselves about their characters when making a comic for women. 1. Are you perpetuating slut-shaming rather than calling attention to the act by uncritically referring to your women using misogynistic...

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Review: Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood

Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1 Nancy Collins (scripter), Dave Acosta (penciller) Valentina Pinto (colorist) Erica Schultz (letterer) Cover by  Billy Tan Dynamite May 20, 2015 (Note: This review contains some spoilers. WWAC reviewed Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1 with an advanced review copy from Dynamite.) Birdi Lulu’s Thoughts:  I am a fan of pulp. I appreciate how the pulp genre plays with noir and camp and dabbles in dark humor. Given my adoration for pulp I was ecstatic to read  Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1. Vampi is such an interesting character...

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Review: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood – When It All Goes Wrong Again

Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2  Nancy Collins (scripter), Dave Acosta (penciller), Valentina Pinto (colorist), Erica Schultz (letterer) Cover by  Billy Tan (art) and Vinicius Andrade (colors) Dynamite June 10, 2015 (Note: This review contains spoilers. We reviewed Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2 with an advanced review copy from Dynamite.) Kate: I confessed to Birdi that when I was thinking about this issue and my problems with it, the song “When It All Goes Wrong Again” by Everclear came to mind, and she immediately agreed that it was appropriate, so we have officially dubbed this issue...

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Review: Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel

Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel Mairghread Scott (writer), Mirka Andolfo (artist), Chiara Zeppegno & Agnese Pozza (colors), Erica Schultz (letters) Cover by Joyce Chin Dynamite May 6, 2015 Welcome to the first post in our huge Swords of Sorrow event! We’re starting out with the prequel to the series, Chaos, reviewed by Kate and yours truly! Gin: So we’ve got Joyce Chin on cover art. Kate, tell me, what are you thinking of all the booty and vamping on this cover? Kate: So — disclaimer: I have never read anything of the “pulp comics” variety before, and usually when I...

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Swords of Sorrow #1: Let’s Talk About Those Covers

Swords of Sorrow #1 Gail Simone (writer), Sergio Davila (artist), Jorge Sutil (colors), Erica Schultz (letters) Scott Campbell & Nei Ruffino (main cover) Dynamite May 6, 2015 Swords of Sorrow is here, and we at WWAC got right on it! This past weekend, Desiree, Birdi, Melinda, Wendy B, and I sat down to discuss the first issue in the female-led series that will be running from May to October. Considering a long history of frequent sexist representation for these pulpy female characters, we cast a keen eye over the artwork for this first issue. Thus, our reviewing begins with the covers....

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