Talking about feminism can be a complex issue. Over the years, there have been different definitions and movements, but put most simply it can be distilled down to the belief in equality between men and women and the rights that go along with it. It’s not a new concept, and it serves as a backbone for the very blog you are reading right now. So when an author is harassed off Twitter for writing a character who wears an “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” t-shirt on the cover, I made it a point to not only read Chelsea Cain’s Mockingbird comic, but to also review it for you guys.
I don’t want to spend a lot of time focusing on the Twitter incident, except to take pleasure in the amount of support Cain received from the comics community. It brought a lot of attention to a book that in many ways had been under the radar. As a result, it shot to number one on Amazon and I got to discover one of the most unusual books I have read in a long time.
After a particularly brutal winter here in the northeast, a fantastic spring is finally upon us. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming (much to the chagrin of my sinuses) – it’s the perfect weather to grab a blanket and a good book or three and just sprawl around in the sunshine. (With appropriate hydration and sunscreen, of course.)
But what to read, you ask? Fear not, I have some terrific suggestions for you! And in further good news, they are all upcoming Comicazi Book Club selections, which means that if you’re local and decide to try one or all of these, you can come and talk about them with other people!
Story and Breakdowns: Robert Howard and Max Wolman
Art: Earl Yi
Tiny Doom here. I am going to be sharing my thoughts on an indie comic from some local creators. For an extra spin on this review, honorary Lady, The Goog, will be joining me so that in the spirit of wrestling, we can co-author this post as a husband and wife tag team. My thoughts will be in green, and The Goog’s in blue.