Comix Chix Blog: Ep 9: Episode Zero Has Escaped!

By November 28, 2012

Happy Wednesday, comics fans! Something has… happened over here at GeekNation HQ. It would seem that Episode Zero has ESCAPED! We could really use a Doctor right now…

Just pulling your legs, guys and everyone got the Doctor Who reference, right? Good. I knew I could count on you all to be on the same geeky page as I am.

With all the madness of Thanksgiving (we’re still in a slight Tryptophan coma over here at Spark Gap Studios) we thought it would be fun to treat you to the very special, much referenced Episode Zero of Comix Chix, featuring guest Joan Hilty (we love her a lot, can you tell?) Not to mention, Joan and I talk at length about geeky gate keeping and the general sense that some men in our community are threatened by women enjoying comics. Given all the brewhaha over Tony Harris’ sexist Facebook remarks calling a large segment of fangirls “con-hot” and the harassment of cosplayers (as we discussed a few weeks back with Jill Pantozzi and Molly McIsaac on this very podcast), it is as relevant a conversation today as it was back in August when we recorded this episode. Enjoy!

As always, you can follow Joan on Twitter @JoanHilty and find out what she’s up to by visiting her website.

Comix Chix Comic Picks November 28:

  • Hawkeye #1 & #2 Third Printing, Fraction & Aja (Marvel Comics) — After the success of the Avengers movie this past summer, it’s not surprising to see a ton of comic releases designed to capitalize on that. However, it should be said that all my superhero loving friends have been raving about Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run. I’ve never been much into superheroes, but I am interested enough to pick this up, because I’m told that the story line features Kate Bishop (a crossover from Young Avengers), and I’m always keen to see a kick-ass girl featured in a mainstream supe title.
  • Sixth Gun #4 TPB, Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurt (Oni Press) — Sixth Gun has to be one of the most extraordinary ongoing comic series, ever. The consistency and quality of the story and art have held up over multiple arcs (I’d reason that it has gotten better since the initial single issues came out in 2010). If you’re a collector, you may want to snap up early issues of this, as SyFy is adapting the book into a series and you might be able to make a little cash when it hits big.
  • The Wonder Woman Chronicles Volume 3 (DC Comics) — This series is a must-have for any fan of Wondy. It presents every Wonder Woman story in chronological order, starting with her first appearance in All Star Comics #8 in 1941 and moving up (eventually) to the present day. It’s a huge project with an unheard of scope for material. Volume 3 covers most of the 1940s, including some really interesting stories which when read in current time gives a great historical perspective to the build up to the women’s lib/equal rights movement in the 1960s.

We’ll be back next week with our special guest (and my platonic life partner/best friend), Meghan White, when we run down our choices for the Best Comics of 2012. Until then, stay geeky!

Comix Chix is recorded for GeekNation at Spark Gap Studios in Chicago, IL. Please send guest requests, complaints and Christmas wish lists to our email Follow Kate on the Tweeters, @AdorkableGrrl.