Women of Marvel: 2021 #1

Writer: Natasha Alterici, Sophie Campbell, Nadia Shammas, Elsa Sjunneson, Anne Toole Artist: Eleonora Carlini, Naomi Franquiz, Maria Frhlich, Kei Zama Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!
The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story! Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges s more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Women of Marvel #1 is a fabulous display of talent. Each story stands out on its own irrespective of how long they are. All of the brilliant creators involved seem to have had a lot of fun in the construction of the comic strips, and that radiates out of the pages. These are incredibly enjoyable asides to main stories that show off the amazing variety of characters that Marvel has at its disposal. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Apr 21, 2021

    Please, go buy this book. This issue is so important. Historically, Marvel was kind of a guy’s club with women playing in a supporting role. I mean, when the bullpen consists of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neill and others throughout time, it is pretty obvious. Of course, society at that time was dominated by men. But as humanity has shown to be more on a spectrum, these new voices have emerged and they are stronger than ever. I, for one, am loving having superheroines taking a stand in the comics. This issue is certainly going to add fuel to that fire of getting more representation in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 19, 2021

    For six bucks,Women of Marvel is a fun anthology well worth reading. Its use of X-Men characters gives it a more immediate draw since most of these characters are on the front lines of what Marvel's biggest series. This book is also well-curated, with great one-page stories written by Mariko Tamaki that mix up the pace of reading and deliver a delightful cutaway to something entirely different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 21, 2021

    Women of Marvel #1 is a solid issue in each of it's 11 stories. An issue that has a little something for everyone, there are a few stories that shine perhaps a bit brighter than others. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 19, 2021

    I love the idea of this book; newer creators to some, coupled with characters that don't normally get a lot of attention i think is a bit of a must for the comic book connoisseur. The eclectic mix may not be for some, but I am looking forward to picking this up on Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 28, 2021

    It's exactly what it looks like, a big anthology of little strips featuring female leads and female creators. Nothing is particularly great, but nothing is particularly terrible -- except perhaps Mariko Tamaki's one-page strips, which deliver the "Cathy Guisewite meets Marvel" jokes that nobody on Earth was asking for. Also, I detect a little less character love than usual for an anthology. It's easy to believe creators and characters were matched by editorial fiat rather than personal preference.

    (Also, great job going one-for-five on "cover characters who actually appear in the comic".)

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    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Uhhh this was fine.

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    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 25, 2021

    I think that these spotlight issues are never given the full creative force that they should be given. If you're going to do these celebratory issues, at least put your best talent of whichever demographic it is on these issues. There are plenty of female creators that could've done a better job here.

  • 4.5
    EDiakota Apr 30, 2021

    " That's the deadliest Woman in the galaxy to you fools."
    - GAMORA

  • 1.0
    Black Phillip Apr 22, 2021

    A parody book.
    My grand parents lived in Marseille in 1943, there were not any black women spies or "resistance bar". French resistants were hidden in the "maquis" and killed very quickly if they were found.
    This is the worst thing i ever read on my country in WW2.

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