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Black Widow steals Marvel’s best #1 of the year

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2014 was a good year for Marvel’s women – certainly betters than ‘13.  Their flagship female-led title, Captain Marvel, was relaunched to consistently good reviews; Ms. Marvel was an instant critical and commercial darling, X-Men continued despite Brian Wood’s necessary departure and will soon be getting a new writer from Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson, and Storm, Elekrtra, Spider-Woman, and She-Hulk received titles of their own as well.  Not all of those titles are good, and some may be cancelled, but they were still there.

Black Widow was particularly notable as it was considered long overdue.  Natasha Romanov should have gotten her newest solo title two years ago when she played a crucial and beloved role in the third-highest-grossing movie of all time. Why it took so long, I don’t know.  But when it dropped, Black Widow #1 was outstanding.  Below, now edited, were my thoughts when I first read it in January, and they hold up twelve months later.

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SheZow Happened

SheZow, the latest show to premiere on kid’s channel The Hub, centers on Guy Hamdon, a teenage boy so self absorbed and macho-dude that his catchphrase is “it’s a Guy […]

SheZow, the latest show to premiere on kid’s channel The Hub, centers on Guy Hamdon, a teenage boy so self absorbed and macho-dude that his catchphrase is “it’s a Guy thing”.  Guy, his sister Kelly, and their parents moves into Guy’s dead Aunt Agnes’s house, and by chance the siblings find their aunt’s magic ring that allowed her to transform into the super girly superheroine SheZow!  Guy, of course, puts the ring on and becomes SheZow himself.  Now with the help of Kelly and the supercomputer Sheila, it’s up to him to protect Megadale from its various villains.  All in all, SheZow is a pretty cute idea for a kid’s superhero cartoon.

Also, it may destroy the youth of America.

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