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Posted December 10, 2012
Chicks Dig comics for me was a decent collection of essays and interviews from a wide variety of comic industry contributors and fangirls. I have to say this was the fourth installment of “female empowerment” in essay form I had picked up by the collection of authors. Other works including Chicks Dig Time Lords, Chicks Unravel Time; both on females in Doctor Who, and Whedonistas a series dedicated to Joss Whedon and his works. Having taking on all of those prior to this I was aware of what to expect, essays, interviews, wit, and to get a new perspective on things I had once looked at a different way.
My love for superheroes started when I was eight and my dad and I watched Adam West as Batman reruns together. Since then I have always been a Batman fan. My love of comics spread as I grew so this book was just a fan letter that was able to reach out to me. As with all the other similar installments, this collection is strongly geared towards women, which is nice. The collection has some stories of coming into the comic fold; using cosplay to meet Greg Rucka who helped created characters like Batwoman. Some of humors of the comic universe; why women can relate better to Batman than Batgirl, which made me, laugh out loud. Some of, how comics helps define people; like Dexter from Red Lantern Corp who by the way is a cat, there are other stories there by that was my favorite. Of course there is a story of how comics have evolved over the years and how far comics have come.
Needless to say Chicks Dig Comics is wonderful, funny, touching, and inspiring. Any females who enjoy comics could pick this up and read it enjoy it. Women who haven’t come to comics could pick this up and go, well maybe I need to read into this who Jean Grey or Emma Frost issue; or into, They did what to Barbra Gordon? Overall this was a great read and has reminded me I have some comic book friends I need to revisit and some of us are about to get into some real world debates.