I guess it takes a break-up and eating tons of vegan cupcakes, to make you realize that maybe you pour energy into bringing you blog back from the dead blog grave. So I’ve stop wearing my faded two holes away from being useless hoodie*. And instead started plotting Her Comics return. If you have a comic book or zine that you want reviewed, or event coming up and would like me to cover it, email at hercomics at gmail dot com.
As for now I’m going back to plotting my C2E2 schedule .
* My computer for some reason knows “foodie” but not “hoodie”.
If you haven’t marked June 15 and 16th on calendar then you should. Those are the dates for Chicago Alternative Comics Expo also known as CAKE. Special guest this year include Phoebe Gloeckner and Melissa Mendes to name a few. The event will take place at Center on Halsted and best of all it’s FREE, so you have no excuse not go. So consider yourself warned!
designed by Chicago’s own, Jo Dery (http://jodery.com).
It’s pretty hard for me to contain my excitement with C2E2 coming up this weekend. I have panel schedules picked out and am excited about all the amazing people I’m going to meet. I will try my hand at live-blogging to keep you up to speed with all the fun I’m having. If you’re going to C2E2 this weekend, make sure to check out the Chicago Comics table where there will be a Jhonen Vasquez signing.
Speaking of Chicago Comics, you might remember that I did a review of Jason Poland’s Robbie and Bobby Mini-Comic last year. Well, now you can get the full Robbie and Bobby comic at Chicago Comics as well as its awesome sister store, Quimby’s.
And finally, sunday night I attended the Comic Art Battle Fundraiser at The Hideout, which benefited Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). A fun time was had by all and I won two drawings from the battle that were up for auction.
Looking for something FREE and cool to do? Then check out the Chicago Zine Fest happening this weekend on the 9th and 10th. Chicago Zine Fest will highlight many talented self-published artists, and give artist a chance to interact with each other. Zine Fest will feature tons of informative workshops that are sure to appeal to everyone. And for you early risers I’ll be working at the info table. So make sure you stop by and say hello.
Chicago Zine Fest
March 9 & 10, 2012
1 – 3pm Gender, Race & Sexuality, a Discussion with Women in Self-Publishing at Columbia College
6 – 9pm Zine Readings at 826CHI
9:30pm – 12am Zine Olympics at Quimby’s Bookstore
11am – 6pm Zine Exhibition at Columbia College
more details at http://www.chicagozinefest.org
I sometimes have this habit of picking comics were the art grabs my attention. If the story falls flat, I feel like I have completely wasted my money. So when I came across Man from Space by Marc Jackson I wasn’t sure if I was going to be satisfied with both the artwork and story. But Marc Jackson was able to impress me with a great storyline and illustration.
Man from Space takes us on a journey with an unknown hero and his goldfish pal Michael when their rocket ship crashes. As they set out to look for shelter, the duo meet and befriend Whemblo, a cute pink alien that is reminiscent of an Ugly doll. During the course of our hero’s adventure, they must try to stay safe from the evil robot enemies, the Volbots (which might the coolest evil robots). When their new friend Unit 7-73 teleports them to a timeline in the future, our hero must use his future self to correct a past mistake that could change the course of the future.
Man from Space is the perfect comic for kids just getting into to comics and for adults who need to escape into a world of adventure. The characters in Man from Space are loveable, but only a few seem fully developed. For some odd reason every time our hero spoke I would picture Sam Rockwell, which isn’t a bad thing. One of the few faults I have with Man from Space is that we never get the name of our main hero. It looks like we will have to read a few more issues to learn about his identity. I also wish that we had a chance to connect with the first batch of our hero’s friends before we met more of them. Overall though, I have to give it to Marc Jackson for creating a story with awesome illustrations that is invoked by part of the imagination often lost after childhood.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Man from Space it had everything I like in stories I read (robots, aliens, and sea creatures). Reading this comic made me wish that I was cuddled up in my covers with a flashlight. So if you like cute sci-fi adventure stories, check out Man from Space.
You can follow Marc Jackson on Twitter at:@itsMANFROMSPACE
It’s been a while since the last Her Comics post and a lot has happened in a years’ time. Since our last post, DC came out with the 52’s and I fell in love with the Animal Man series. Within that year I moved back to my favorite city, Chicago, and live close to three of my favorite comic book stores. During my break from the site I got to meet some pretty awesome people, including one of my favorite creators – Liz Prince.
I have to give a big Thank You to Jason Poland and Dan Connor for being awesome supporters of Her Comics. Now, Her Comics will continue to inform you about awesome comics out there while also showcasing zines and other geek-friendly on goings.
Don’t forget folks that due to last week’s holiday, new comic book day is Thursday, December 2nd.
Action Comics Annual 13
Adventure Comics 521
American Vampire 9
Ant-Man and Wasp 2
Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes 2
Baltimore Plague Ships 5
Batman 80-Page Giant 2010
bBatman Confidential 51
Batman Orphans 1
Brightest Day 15
Bring the Thunder 1
Buffy The Vampire Slayer 39
Captain America Patriot 4
Chaos War 2 2nd Print
Chaos War God Squad 1
DC Comics Presents Batman Beyond 1
Doom Patrol 17
Edge of Doom 2
Freedom Fighters 4
Generation Hope 2
Green Hornet Strikes 5
Heroes For Hire 1
Iron Man Thor 2
Jonah Hex 62
JSA All Stars 13
Kick Ass 2 1 2nd Print
King City 12
Lady Dead 0
Life With Archie Married Life 5
Ozma of Oz 2
Secret Six 28
Sweet Tooth 16
Thor For Asgard 5
Warriors Three 2
What If Iron Man Demon In An Armor
Wolverine Best There Is 1
Women of Marvel 2
Books & Trade Paperbacks
Achewood Vol. 3 Home For Scared People HC
Akira Kodansha Vol. 4 GN
Angel Vol. 2 Crown Prince Syndrome HC
Art of Hammer Posters Film Archive HC
Black Harvest TP
Brightest Day Vol. 1 HC
Burma Chronicles GN
Creepy Archives Vol. 8 HC
Destroy All Movies Guide to Punks Film SC
Fables Vol. 14 Witches TP
Guild Vol. 1 TP
Heavy Metal January 2011
Miss Don’t Touch Me Vol. 2 GN
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 5 HC
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Vol. 2 GN
Planetary Vol. 4 Spacetime Archaeology TP
Pug Davis Vol. 1 TP
Rise of the American Comics Artist SC
Sixsmiths Vol. 1 GN
Sky Doll Space Ship HC
Spider-Man Noir Eyes Without A Face GN
Spike The Devil You Know Vol. 1 TP
Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 6 Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju TP
Terry Moores Echo Vol. 5 TP
Thor If Asgard Should Perish HC
Tick Giant Christmas Cavalcade TP
Trickster Native American Tales GN
Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 2 Warren Ellis TP
Wizard Magazine 233