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If you're at New York Comic Con today, you may have already heard the news, but for those who missed it, Dark Horse Comics will be taking us back to Buffy's high school years in a new, original graphic novel called Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks and Geeks, written by Faith Erin Hicks with art by Yishan Li. Dark Horse has given us an exclusive first look at some of the artwork from the new book, as well as an exclusive interview with Hicks!
Scarlet Witch Esmerelda = PERFECT
We'll stop being sick of Disney princess mashups when artists like Robby stop making them so awesome, which will be never. (via Girls Read Comics)
Yay talented ladies!
Despite the fact that DC Comics and Marvel are slowly, sloooowly geting better when it comes featuring different types of gender, racial, and body diversity in their books, the behind-the-scenes ratio of male to female comic creators leaves something to be desired. So it's cool to see that in March, Marvel will be doing a special variant cover event to highlight their pool of female artists. But is it enough?
The Mary Sue Exclusive
Dark Horse Comics, the home of Buffy, Star Wars
comics, and a boy from Hell, is known for characters with strong personalities and big names to back them up. This year will be no different. Editor in Chief, Scott Allie
, joined us for an extensive discussion on their titles, women on the comics pages, women writing and drawing the comics themselves, and the women buying them (Hey, that's us!). They've also given us a ton of exclusive cover reveals! Here's Part 1 of our chat, Part 2 will be up tomorrow.
Comics are wonderful, visual ways of getting a story across, and it goes without saying that we at The Mary Sue love them. But as wonderful as they are, grabbing issue after issue can add up. And yet the desire for more comics persists. Luckily there are plenty of creative, engaging, funny, complex—and free!—stories and gag strips out there for those of us who need our dose of sequential art. You just have to know where to look. Enter the Internet.
The Mary Sue Exclusive
Faith Erin Hicks
' latest graphic novel is made up of strips from her occasional webcomic The Adventures of Superhero Girl
, appearing in full color for the first time ever (thanks to the coloring talent of Cris Peter). Dark Horse has offered us a seven page preview of how those colored strips will look, so come on in and take a sample of the life of Canada's hardest working girl superhero!
The need to watch The Next Generation
has been on a low-level simmer in the back of my mind ever since I saw that episode of Reading Rainbow
where LeVar Burton
took elementary-school me on a tour of the set. This piece of fanart by Faith Erin Hicks
might have just pushed it over the edge.
(There's also a Tumblr—Troy and Abed in Engineering
—devoted to the crossover. Worf is Ben Chang.)
, via io9
Things We Saw Today
Faith Erin Hicks recently shared
these illustrations she says were part some project that never got off the ground. This makes us sad. (via Robot 6