If you’re not familiar with DC’s Bombshells here’s all you need to know: the Bombshells were created as re-designs by Ant Lucia who turned popular heroines and villainesses into mid-century pin-ups. Both the statues, and the line of Bombshell variant covers from June, 2014 did so well that the DC Bombshells are returning! In fact, DC plans to release a digital-only Bombshell series written by Marguerite Bennet with art from Marguerite Savage in July, with print copies following in August. While that’s exciting (and a book that will make our Comic Picks of the Week list when it debuts) I’m more excited about the DC’s MALE Bombshells.
That’s right, amidst the over Bombshell variant covers that DC plans to release in August, a handful of them feature our first look at male pin-ups. I’m a big fan of the re-designed ladies – the retro fashion is quite detailed and well developed – but it’s nice that DC is acknowledging some of it’s fans want to see more man candy. So here are the covers, complete with ratings and commentary…because we’re not often given a chance to objectify male superheroes, and it would be a shame to pass on the opportunity.
2015 is a bright new year, and I’m so excited about new comics this year. So let’s start this list off with a brand new title!
Lady Killer #1 (Dark Horse)
This comic follows the life of stay-at-home mom Josie Schuller, assasin-for-hire. The combination of 60’s chic and murder is a stroke of brilliance from creative team Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones, who previously collaborated together on You Have Killed Me from Oni Press.
I’m personally hoping the issues are packed full of cleaning advice like, how to remove viscera from under the refrigerator. Not that I have viscera under my refrigerator.
ODY-C #2 (Image)
ODY-C can best be described as a gender-bent science-fiction version of Homer’s Odyssey. I’m all about the gender-bending because it means that instead of lame Odysseus, we get Odyssia the Clever Champion. Fraction and Ward manage to take the centuries old tale and make it fresh and psychedelic…which is a good thing I swear.
Deadly Class #10
If you haven’t heard of it yet, Deadly Class follows a bunch of assassins-in-training in high school in the late 80’s. Basically, Remender and Craig are giving us one of the sharpest creative teams out there right now. Issue ten gives us a glimpse of what these angsty kids do on their day off in San Francisco. Honestly, I won’t be surprised if they mange to kill someone anyhow.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (Marvel)
Whenever I need to explain to anyone just how strange comics can be, I whip out Squirrel Girl. A super hero that dresses up like a squirrel? And yet now that Ryan North and Erica Henderson have teamed up to write Squirrel Girl, a.k.a Doreen Green, well I can’t help but be excited. Marvel is on a roll with all its female-led titles.
With the looming cancellations of She-Hulk and Elektra, loan your support to the not-yet-cancelled Storm! Right now in the comic, Storm’s enemies have made Storm an enemy of the state. She dooooessss look like a radical rebel with the mohawk. Still, she’s off to clear her name.
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin
The only thing I really understand about Angela is a character, is that wherever she goes she leaves havoc in her wake. Knowing that, it’s super excited that Angela makes her way down to earth in this issue! By the by, Angela is also related to Odin and Thor now, if that makes the comic more appealing to you.
Those are all the comics I’m looking forward to this week! What else are you guys looking forward to?