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One Word or Less Comic Reviews for November 25th


Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Jacked #1

Chewbacca #4

Fight Club 2 #7

Darth Vader #13

Black Magick #2

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

Ringside #1

Kaptara #5

The Fade Out #11

Saga #31

Archie #4

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2


First off: PHRASING, Jesse!

But seriously, with Ms. Marvel and now Moon Girl, it’s never been a better time to be a young nerd girl reading comics. They’ve even bucked the forever-long trend of most heroes being white by presenting diversity not as a political move, but as a truth of the way the world actually exists.

Having women take the mantles of Captain Marvel and Thor felt to some like a forced response, but it helped to open a door to a Marvel Universe where girls can be heroes without being versions of dude heroes with boobs. It takes a certain strength to put your foot down and say that’s how it’s going to be, but you can’t make true change in tiny increments; you explode the system and rebuild with new rules in place. Marvel took it a little too literally by ACTUALLY DESTROYING THE MULTIVERSE, but the playing field seems more even now and every time a new teen heroine gets her own title it feels more organic. I love it.

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