Firestar 1 (June 2010)


I’m used to poorly written first person female narration by a male writer (it’s called almost every comic book published today by either of the big two featuring a female character and lots of indie ones too). However, McKeever writing Captain Marvel (or Photon or whatever) to sound “black” is another story. I think he must have a “black woman” phrase book at his desk.

And don’t get me started on….

Oh, wow. McKeever equates surviving cancer to getting another life in a video game. What a brilliant observation. I usually like him well enough too, but this comic’s just terrible.

Rios’s artwork’s okay. It’s manga-influenced and very “girl power” in that flashy, meaningless Marvel way As I’ve always said, if Marvel or DC wants to make a strong bid for mature female readership, get a good female writer to write a female character, not a mediocre male one.


My New Life; writer, Sean McKeever; artist, Emma Rios; colorist, Matthew Wilson; letterer, Kristyn Ferretti; editors, Lauren Sankovitch and Tom Brevoort; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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  1. Wow, has this one even reached the stands yet? Unfortunetly it didn’t pass the three step test I use when ordering new Marvels. One, does it look like a dog? Yep. Two, does it smell like a dog? Yep. Three, is there ever a chance in hell during this lifetime that a Marvel book with a c level female lead will even be noticed by Marvelheads? No way in hell. That’s why I didn’t even bother getting past the Previews solicit on this book. History never lies.

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