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The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Toil and Trouble #2

Aw yeah! We're super stoked to share this exclusive preview of Toil and Trouble #2 with you. Written by Mairghread Scott with art by Kelly & Nichole Matthews, it's a title that quickly found a place in our hearts here at TMS.

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Boom! Announces Release Date, Shares Covers for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic

Power Rangers recently got a gritty reboot, a film deal, and now some extremely rad covers for its Boom! comic!

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Kimonos That Will Up Your Jedi Robe Game

Love these you will.

Because Jedi robes weren't awesome enough, Etsy seller Sky Creation upped the robe game by creating these beautiful Star Wars kimonos!

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Mairghread Scott on Respectfully Depicting Sexual Violence in Facets of Honor

If you're a regular Mary Sue reader, you know that we frequently critique the way violence against women is depicted in media. It's not that we think rape or assault are off limits in art, but that we want creators to be aware of the influence and context of their work and consider the ramifications of how they choose to depict certain subjects.

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[UPDATED] The Mary Sue Interview: Mairghread Scott Talks Scotland, Shakespeare, and Her Latest Creator-Owned Project, The Third Witch

You may know the talented Maighread Scott from her work on IDW's Transformers, creating the character Windblade, or for her recent work on Gail Simone's Swords of Sorrow series for Dynamite. But Scott isn't all robots and pulp. She's got an awesome-looking new limited series coming out with Archaia called The Third Witch.

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The Mary Sue Review: Swords of Sorrow #1

Get ready for the feminist comics event of the summer!

There is a dark Prince with a team of female warriors out to endanger Everywhere, Everywhen, and Nowhen, and it's up to another group of female warriors who are unlikely allies forced to come together because of cracks in time to beat it back and save the universe. That's the basic premise of the new Dynamite event from Gail Simone, Swords of Sorrows. However, that straightforward plot has an intriguing and exciting execution.

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L.A.’s Blastoff Comics Brings Newbies to Comics On Free Comic Book Day

Those of us who are regular comic readers adhere to a very particular calendar. New comics are released every Wednesday, San Diego Comic Con happens every summer, and Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May.

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Dynamite Announces Massive Crossover Event All Between Classic Female Pulp Characters by All Female Writers


You've probably heard of Red Sonja and Vampirella. And these days you've probably also gotten wind of Dejah Thoris, the main lady lead in the John Carter of Mars stories, and perhaps even Mulan Kato, highly competent partner of the socialite/vigilante Green Hornet. Jungle Girl was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Miss Fury is basically a female Batman, but when we get to Masquerade, and Lady Zorro even I'm at a loss. But here's what they definitely have in common.

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Interview: Windblade Creator Mairghread Scott Returns With Combiner Wars, Plus Exclusive Art of the Mistress of Flame!

Wait, it's not Combine Wars? *sadly drives tractor away*

It was only a year ago that we were getting our first looks at Windblade, a fan-designed character who's broken major gender barriers in IDW's Transformers continuity. Windblade's miniseries is over, but she and writer Mairghread Scott are back for IDW's big Transformers event of the summer: Combiner Wars!

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The Mary Sue (Finally!) Reviews Transformers: Windblade #1


After all the hype and hooplah surrounding its release, does the first issue of Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone's Windblade (read our interview with Scott here), which gave the franchise a much-needed lady robot infusion, stack up as quality entertainment? Or was all the hand-wringing and fan angst justified? More importantly, will this book make any damn sense to a newcomer like me? I'm new to the Transformers fandom. I mean just-joined-at-thirty-years-old-after-watching-a-cartoon-on-Netflix new. Literally, I can remember this kid in grade school, whose name was Curtis (for reference, I can't remember the name of my own fiancé half the time, so the fact that I remember Curtis is something to behold), whom I used to tease for liking things like Ninja Turtles and Transformers. He had a Ninja Turtle backpack and I had a smug sense of superiority. Completely unjustified, Curtis. I owe you ten beers. TEN BEERS.

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Meet Windblade Part 2: An Interview with Mairghread Scott and Exclusive Character Designs!


A couple weeks back we put up a short recap of the “controversy” around fan-made TRANSFORMERS, Windblade, that’s debuting in her own 4 part comic series, along with her own Hasbro toy. That article was meant to be the first half of a piece where we got to interview Windblade’s author, Mairghread Scott, but the latter half of that was unavoidably delayed for a bit. So it was much to my delight to receive that interview back today, and OH BOY does Ms. Scott deliver! Want to know more about Windblade, the bots appearing alongside her, and her place in the larger TRANSFORMERS canon? Well wait no longer, friends! As a double-plus bonus for the being patient with the wait, IDW and Ms Scott have given us several previews of Windblade supporting characters, including BlurrChromia, and Starscream!

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Things We Saw Today: Marjane Satrapi’s Thriller Movie Poster

Things We Saw Today

Marjane Satrapi's latest film stars Ryan ReynoldsGemma ArtertonAnna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver. (via Collider)

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Meet Windblade, A Female Character Joining the Transformers Comic Canon


It all started innocently enough. Hasbro, who owns the Transformers license, held a fan-build bot poll in 2013 in anticipation of Transformer’s 30th anniversary in 2014. The final chosen bot got a 4 book comic run and its own toy, all chosen by the fans for the fans. Thus was Windblade born, but with just one problem… Windblade is a female bot.

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