Girl Comics #1
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Girl Comics #1

Writer: Colleen Coover, G. Willow Wilson, Trina Robbins, et al. Artist: Colleen Coover, Ming Doyle, Stephanie Buscema, Nikki Cook, et al. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 3, 2010 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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With the most controversial question in the Marvel Universe finally answered right on the cover, Marvel is proud to bring you a celebration of amazing women in comics with the first of a three issue anthology entirely created by the most talented and exciting women working in comics today, including Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Laura Martin (SECRET INVASION), G. Willow Wilson (Air), Devin Grayson (Nightwing), Stephanie Buscema (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), and more! With stories featuring your favorite Marvel characters, from the Punisher to Mary Jane, don’t miss what will be the one of the most talked about series of the yea more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 6, 2010

    Marvel devotes the remainder of the pages to fleshing out some of the famous women who worked at the publishing company and including biographies for the talent behind Girl Comics. Kudos go to letterers Kristyn Ferretti and Kathleen Marinaccio. I'm also pleased to say that Marvel increased the page count with the price, and there are only four pages of advertisement. In short, the first issue of Girl Comics is worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Mar 10, 2010

    Marvel has several titles coming up that could be considered "girl-centric", including some by creators featured in this book. I can find nothing to complain, and I felt that the $4.99 I paid was well worth the price of admission. Yes, they say anthologies don't sell well, and yes, the title could be something of a put off for some, but don't judge a book by its cover, unless it has an awesome cover by Amanda Conner and Laura Martin, as this book does! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 3, 2010

    Entertaining read from a collection of talented creators with a diverse range of styles and influences that makes for a fun and engaging read that is sure to have something of note for even the most reluctant reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Miguel Perez Mar 3, 2010

    The bottom line is that Girl Comics delivers interesting and entertaining stories. Some of the stories are weaker than others, some featured artwork more compelling than the writing, but there's enough content here that you're sure to go away feeling satisfied. This is a great way to kick off the Women of Marvel initiative and I'm very excited to see what Marvel has planned next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Mar 2, 2010

    As with any anthology, it's a bit hit-or-miss, but it's still pretty good reading overall, especially for offering a different sort of take on the Marvel universe than we usually see. And for extra value, in addition to the stories mentioned, there's an introductory "girl power!" montage by Colleen Coover, a kind of creepily sexual pin-up by Sana Takeda, and text pieces celebrating two influential women in the history of Marvel as a company, Flo Steinberg and Marie Severin. Not a bad package overall, and while it might not garner the effusive plaudits of its indie predecessor, it's still a worthwhile read. Bring on the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 8, 2010

    Women do great work in comics, and some of the women represented here have proven it in the past - but sadly, this isn't their best work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 3, 2010

    Overall, I found this collection to be underwhelming, in choice of character and content of story. I think Marvel would be better served to promote their female creators by letting them just create on Marvel's major titles. I'm not sure if this title is supposed to serve as a tryout book for creators or characters, but it is rather thin on character, even if it is rich on creator. I'd love to see many of these creators given a chance to take on other characters in other situations. Read Full Review

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