MARVEL’S WOMEN (2023) #1

MARVEL'S WOMEN (2023) #1

This week, the subject of our essential evaluate is the annual Marvel Girls anthology! Arriving in time for Girls’s Historical past Month, we’ll spoil all of the surprises on this problem. Bounce straight to the Fast Rundown for a blurb on Monica Rambeau: Photon #4 when you’re seeking to keep away from spoilers!

What did you consider this week’s new Marvel Comics releases? The Beat desires to know what you assume! Share your ideas with us, right here within the feedback part or on social media @comicsbeat.

Marvel Girls (2023) #1

Predominant protection by: Erica D’Urso & Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Designate: stacie zucker

The listing Marvel Girls the anthology has arrived, and it has introduced paper dolls! This is The Beat’s point-by-point breakdown on this important problem.


Written by: Charlie Jane Anders

Avery Kaplan: First, it sends a transparent message for a trans girl to put in writing the introduction to this yr’s Girls of Marvel anthology. I see and recognize this message.

Rebecca Oliver Kaplan: Agreed. He says trans girls are girls. I believe it was the proper choice to ask Anders to put in writing the introduction to Marvel Girls (as an alternative of Voices of Marvel: Satisfaction) due to the message it sends.

AJK: I additionally wish to say that if you have not adopted the work that Anders has executed in Voices of Marvel: Satisfaction (2022) #1 and New Mutants…you might be lacking one thing! The most effective elements of those anthologies is the additional improvement of the characters they introduce, and Getaway is a stellar instance of that potential being realized.

“What a Lady Desires”

Historical past: Rebecca Roanhorse
Pencils and inks: Carola Borelli
Colours: Ruth Redmond

AJK: The story of the body for Marvel Girls (2023) sees Jen Walters argue towards Dennis “Buck” Bukowski, considered one of She-Hulk’s oldest adversaries. Whereas I loved this face-off and the general case offered by Walters, I might have appreciated to see a bit extra improvement when it comes to catalysing this authorized opposition.

ROK: I attempted to take off my ex-lawyer hat and droop my disbelief, however struggled with the body. It did not add a lot to the issue and wasn’t my favourite depiction of She-Hulk. I desire She-Hulk tales which can be a bit wilder (like Mariko Tamaki) or a bit extra authorized (like Charles Soulé), not Regulation & Order: Ladies Gone Wild.

AJK: I appreciated the inclusion of meta gadgets from Shulkie!

“Sing Your Coronary heart Out”

Historical past: Victoria Yin
Pencils and inks: Jodi Nishijima
Colours: Peer of Brittany

AJK: I discovered this story notably cute. Though there was the “supervillain” subplot, the strongest demonstration of this story was within the particulars, which strongly jogged my memory of my time in related karaoke cubicles. This had the online impact of highlighting the “informal hangout” aspect of Marvel Comics tales that Anders talked about within the introduction. Plus, Mysterio at all times provides the chance for participating visuals, and this story was no exception. Awkward karaoke movies for the win!

ROK: The entire thing actually highlighted the “informal hangout” aspect, giving me FOMO for the times main as much as the pandemic (being excessive threat sucks). That being mentioned, this was my favourite story from the problem. I believed the story lined up with Silk’s character improvement within the latest miniseries written by Emily Kim– through which, the character’s love of music, particularly South Korean artist Luna Snow, was highlighted all through.

“Wasp Couture: Highlight on Janet Van Dyne” and “Gown-up Wasp”

Written by: Angelique Roche
Pencils & Inks: D’Urso
Colors: Rosenberg

AJK: I used to be delighted to seek out these paper dolls in Marvel Girls (2023) #1! Very like the Marvel handbook pages included in Voices of Marvel: Satisfaction (2022) #1, this addition was intelligent and sudden, but in addition match completely with the theme of the anthology. As said by Trina Robbins throughout the “Sassy Sensible Girls of Pre-Superhero Comics” panel at SDCC ’19, paper dolls have lengthy been a clue {that a} comedian e-book’s goal demographic contains ladies. She was referring to Miss Fury’s paper dolls from June Mills within the Forties; It’s extremely cool that Girls of Marvel is continuous this lengthy comedian book-adjacent custom in 2023!

ROK: I additionally beloved seeing the paper dolls. Apart from what you already talked about, it is also a nod to considered one of my favourite characters: Katy Keene from Archie Comics, which confirmed the world that girls, vogue and comics intertwine. Within the Nineteen Fifties, Katy Keene paper dolls have been extraordinarily fashionable, and immediately they’re uncommon collectibles for a Katy Keene fan like me.

AJK: My solely grievance with the “Gown-up Wasp” may be simply resolved (both by Marvel Girls (2024) #1 or in a problem or a complete collection of Marvel Comedian dedicated to fantastic cut-out paper dolls): I wished extra outfits from Janet! Or simply as thrilling, a Karolina doll paired with all these standout Van Dyne designer outfits Kris Anka made for Runaways (2017). Oh, or what concerning the dolls of Doreen, Nancy and the remainder of their cohort’s trendy outfits, designed by Erica Henderson for The Unbeatable Squirrel Lady (2015)? THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL POSSIBILITIES! When the 2025 Marvel Comics Paper Doll Crossover Occasion comes round, you can also make Marvel Mine!

“A Starling Rescue”

Historical past: Melissa Flores
Pencils and inks: Stacey Lee
Colors: Rosenberg

AJK: I’ll by no means tire of the textual content conversations between Kate Bishop and America Chavez. Identical to I’ll by no means tire of America flirting with Kate, or with jokes about Kate sharing her title with Clint, or Fortunate (AKA Pizza Canine). This story ticks all these packing containers! It was a fast comedian that capitalized on the truth that Tiana Toomes, granddaughter of Adrian Toomes, makes use of the title “Starling”, as do the modified ladies on the utopian (like America) parallel. Confidently drawing on Marvel Comics continuity, this quick comedian e-book punches above its weight class!

Marvel Women

ROK: This story did its job: it made me wish to compensate for tales with these characters. Particularly, America presently suffers from what is named “edge syndrome”, which impacts its powers. Ever since I used to be recognized with endometriosis, I like persistent illness parallels in comedian books — they’re uncommon. To touch upon what you simply mentioned, Avery, I can also’t get sufficient of Pizza Canine, the jokes about Kate sharing her title with Clint, and the bizarre, bizarre stress between finest buddies America and Kate.

Interview with the Girls of Marvel podcast producers

Questioned particular person : Isabelle Robertson And Kara McGuirk Allison
Interviewed by: Roché

AJK: It was a really instructive interview, each on the historical past of the Marvel Girls podcast (together with its origins as a panel on the SDCC) and within the philosophies of Robertson and McGuirk-Allison. I notably appreciated the dedication to Gert from Runaways. Lengthy reside Gert! Give her a paper doll too!

ROK: It was fascinating to learn the way the podcast is edited. I suspected as a lot, but it surely’s nonetheless fascinating to study.

“Vitality Vampire”

Historical past: Shawnee & Shawnelle Gibbs
Pencils and inks: Giulia Gualazzi
Colours: Giada Marchisio

AJK: Between the title and the setting, I half anticipated this story to be impressed by Colin Robinson from What we do within the shadows. Nonetheless, it as an alternative incorporates a team-up between Photon and Ms. Marvel, who take care of the subsequent chapter in a narrative that started in Voices of Marvel: Identification (2022) #1. Studying a few of my Marvel Comics anthologies, I am struck by how typically key appearances by basic Marvel Comics heroes have made in anthologies, and I believe it is cool to see that custom proceed.

ROK: Topic: Colin Robinson. EVEN! EVEN! EVEN! The a part of this story that I loved probably the most was seeing Monica doing “peculiar folks” issues along with her cousin.

Interview with the producer of Marvel’s Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur

Interviewed: Pilar Flynn
Interviewed by: Roché

AJK: Have you ever had the prospect to observe Marvel’s Moon Lady and Satan’s Dinosaur Already on Disney+? As a result of it’s distinctive! For that reason, I used to be delighted to see this quick interview included.

ROK: When you love Marvel then you need to watch the present. There’s even a reference to Battleworld. How corny is that?

AJK: The present comedian can also be wonderful!

Employees Highlight

AJK: It was a pleasant reminder of what number of girls work behind the scenes to ship our new weekly batch of Marvel comics to our native comedian retailers! And though some folks have submitted favourite illustrations to the images, these pages nonetheless make me really feel like we have to publish one other problem of The Marvel Fumetti E-book.

ROK: It was an ideal function.


  • Monica Rambeau: Photon #4
    • Monica Rambeau aka Photon has been on an uncontrolled multiverse journey over the past 3 points Courtesy of the author Eve L. Ewing and artist Luca Maresca. Throughout her travels, she noticed completely different iterations of her household, handed the Avengers lineups, and encountered a number of beings, cosmic and human, who instructed her that she was the reason for her dimension leaping downside. in addition to fracturing and stressing the material of the multiverse and uncovering an fascinating revelation concerning the nature/origin of his powers. For a personality who’s been relegated to a supporting function in different books, Photon is a enjoyable mixture of superhero motion, humor and optimistic sanity that may lean into corny nostalgia with out being full fan service. I do know Ewing is ready to take over Black Panther in June, however I might like to have the occasional Monica particular, for now I will take what I can get. —GC3

Subsequent week limitless hero returns in It is Jeff #1! Discover the newest Marvel Rundown entries in our archive.

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