Wytches #1: Graphic Details Review

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Scott Snyder seems to trying to challenge Jordie Bellaire or Brian Michael Bendis for the comic creator to work on the most simultaneous books. 

I was not sure what to expect from Snyder’s Image title beyond some variant art by the queen of variant art, Becky Cloonan and honestly I’m still not certain. 

I an tell you that it’s dark, hypnotic and deeply disturbing. If you were fascinated/frightened of what went on in the deep dark woods than this might be the book for you. 

Wytches is the comic equivalent of a nightmare in the best possible sense. There are parts that are brutal and dark but also part that touch on normalcy also to be reminded that something underneath is deeply wrong. 

Remeniscent of 90s Vertigo and well worth reading. 

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inthecomix:

IN THE COMIX PREVIEW: MARVEL PROUDLY ANNOUNCES SPIDER-GWEN!
New Series Focuses on Gwen Stacy who was Bitten by the Radioactive Spider Instead of Peter Parker
Revealed at Marvel’s New York Comic Con “Spider-Man” Panel, Marvel Comics is excited to announce the latest addition to the Spider-Man mythos – Spider-Gwen! The new on-going series will focus on Gwen Stacy, who, in an alternate universe, was the one bitten by the radioactive spider giving her spider-powers!
After a sell-out introductory issue that’s part of the events of the current Spider-Man storyline, “Spider-Verse”, the new series, written by Jason Latour (Edge of Spider-Verse, Wolverine and the X-Men), artist Robbi Rodriguez (Edge of Spider-Verse, All-New X-Men), and colorist Rico Renzi spotlights Marvel’s latest cult-favorite hero as she introduces readers to a whole new world where she is the one true spider-hero!
Speaking with Marvel.com, Latour confesses that the drum-playing, rebellious Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen, has a long road ahead of her to prove she’s not the costumed menace the NYPD has painted her as– especially since her father is the NYPD Captain tasked with bringing her down. “[Spider-Gwen’s] journey is going to pull her father along into its wake. He knows her secret, and it’s a truth that threatens to make his world into a very dangerous lie.”
Latour also teased villains for Spider-Gwen and her father through the series, “We’ll absolutely see an ‘evil’ Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil), and the Kingpin. I’m a huge old school Daredevil fan, so I get this real sick thrill out of twisting him around and making him the villain. There’s also a new twist a character you’d immediately identify as a villain, who we’re re-casting as a more complex threat to Gwen and Captain Stacy—a character coming at her from within the system…”
“It’s a rare character that gets the public outcry that Spider-Gwen got,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “From the sell-out of Gwen’s first appearance to the groundswell on Twitter we’re excited to bring more Spider-Gwen into the world with the creators who started it all!”
Marvel Comics’ Spider-Gwen swings into comic book retailers in February 2015.

inthecomix:

IN THE COMIX PREVIEW: MARVEL PROUDLY ANNOUNCES SPIDER-GWEN!

New Series Focuses on Gwen Stacy who was Bitten by the Radioactive Spider Instead of Peter Parker

Revealed at Marvel’s New York Comic Con “Spider-Man” Panel, Marvel Comics is excited to announce the latest addition to the Spider-Man mythos – Spider-Gwen! The new on-going series will focus on Gwen Stacy, who, in an alternate universe, was the one bitten by the radioactive spider giving her spider-powers!

After a sell-out introductory issue that’s part of the events of the current Spider-Man storyline, “Spider-Verse”, the new series, written by Jason Latour (Edge of Spider-Verse, Wolverine and the X-Men), artist Robbi Rodriguez (Edge of Spider-Verse, All-New X-Men), and colorist Rico Renzi spotlights Marvel’s latest cult-favorite hero as she introduces readers to a whole new world where she is the one true spider-hero!

Speaking with Marvel.com, Latour confesses that the drum-playing, rebellious Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen, has a long road ahead of her to prove she’s not the costumed menace the NYPD has painted her as– especially since her father is the NYPD Captain tasked with bringing her down. “[Spider-Gwen’s] journey is going to pull her father along into its wake. He knows her secret, and it’s a truth that threatens to make his world into a very dangerous lie.”

Latour also teased villains for Spider-Gwen and her father through the series, “We’ll absolutely see an ‘evil’ Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil), and the Kingpin. I’m a huge old school Daredevil fan, so I get this real sick thrill out of twisting him around and making him the villain. There’s also a new twist a character you’d immediately identify as a villain, who we’re re-casting as a more complex threat to Gwen and Captain Stacy—a character coming at her from within the system…”

“It’s a rare character that gets the public outcry that Spider-Gwen got,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “From the sell-out of Gwen’s first appearance to the groundswell on Twitter we’re excited to bring more Spider-Gwen into the world with the creators who started it all!”

Marvel Comics’ Spider-Gwen swings into comic book retailers in February 2015.

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There’s a New Team Joining Catwoman This Week And The Preview Looks Great

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Like many of the female characters in DC Comics Catwoman came out the new 52 in worse shape than she went in. First we had the “sexy, sexy, sexy” run by Judd Winick and Guillem March. That was followed by Ann Nocenti’s run which was far from the best work she’s ever done. And now? This week novelist Genevieve Valentine joins the book along with artist Garry Brown and if the preview is any indication this will be the best team Selina has had in a very long time.

This arc spins out of Batman Eternal where Selina is moving into a new role - Crime Kingpin!

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superdames:

FiveThirtyEight — Nate Silver’s data-driven stats analysis site that first got famous for predicting election results — actually tried to crunch the numbers on women in comics and it’s an eye-opening read!

Among the more interesting statistics:

  • About 25% of all comic book characters are female
  • About 10% of comics creators at both Marvel and DC are female
  • About 21% of people working in comics this year are non-white

FiveThirtyEight’s takeaway: "Comic books are still made by men, for men and about men," although that seems to be changing ever so slowly.

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comicsalliance:

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT DIGS INTO DEMOGRAPHICS OF SUPERHEROES, FINDS THEY’RE STILL OVERWHELMINGLY MEN
By Matt D. Wilson
Here’s the good news: According to some recent research by FiveThirtyEight.com, the website that applies data to just about everything — most notably, US elections — the ratio of female to male characters in mainstream superhero comics is improving, and more LGBT characters are showing up in Marvel and DC’s pages.

That said, the numbers still aren’t great. “Female characters make up only 30.9 percent of the DC universe and 30.6 percent of the Marvel universe,” the site’s report states. In a world where women are 51 percent of all people, that’s not so representative.

Also of interest: Female comic characters tend to be neutral or good far more than they’re evil. “Bad-aligned men alone outnumbered all women combined,” the report states.
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comicsalliance:

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT DIGS INTO DEMOGRAPHICS OF SUPERHEROES, FINDS THEY’RE STILL OVERWHELMINGLY MEN

By Matt D. Wilson

Here’s the good news: According to some recent research by FiveThirtyEight.com, the website that applies data to just about everything — most notably, US elections — the ratio of female to male characters in mainstream superhero comics is improving, and more LGBT characters are showing up in Marvel and DC’s pages.

That said, the numbers still aren’t great. “Female characters make up only 30.9 percent of the DC universe and 30.6 percent of the Marvel universe,” the site’s report states. In a world where women are 51 percent of all people, that’s not so representative.

Also of interest: Female comic characters tend to be neutral or good far more than they’re evil. “Bad-aligned men alone outnumbered all women combined,” the report states.

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