gail scott


That time when Scandal and Liana set up a date for Bane, a criminal and a murderer, the first date he’s ever been on in his entire life, with a sex-worker no less, and he showed he respected women and understood what it means to be a gentleman better than most living men (and those who are comic book fans in particular).

Secret Six Vol. 3, issues #30, #34, and #36 (2008-2011)

Writer: Gail Simone
Illustrators: Nicola Scott, Doug Hazelwood, Jim Calafiore, Duc Nguyen
Colourists: Jason Wright, John Kalisz
Letterers: Travis Lanham
Editors: Sean Ryan, Rachel Gluckstern

Birds of Prey (1999-2009) #104

“My husband and I have performed before royalty often. This garb? It’s merely armor of a different sort.”

I love Barda to pieces omg.

And honestly, I could have an entire series dedicated to her and Helena going around, kicking ass and taking names in fancy ballgowns together. That’d be amazing.

“Drop dead” is one of my favorite Helena moments, too XD

And look at Barda – she’s just so impressed with Helena’s spunk and attitude.


So, comiXology is having a Vertigo sale, and I thought that I would chime in on it with some recommendations of my favorites.

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli and a host of others - This is still my favorite work from Neil Gaiman, and one of my favorite comics of all time. I’m sure I can’t say anything about this book that hasn’t been said before, so I’ll just say that it’s wonderful and I love it and you should read it. I’ve bought this series in five different formats so far, because I keep loaning the books out and never getting them back. At least the digital editions will be mine forever.

Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon - A tale of love and friendship … and religion and murder and betrayal and even a guy with a face that looks like an arse. Also it has some of the best dialogue I’ve ever read.

Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Steven Bissette and John Totleben - Alan Moore’s run on this book was groundbreaking and redefined the character. I also recommend the later run by Mark Millar and Phil Hester.

Fables by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha - This book never failed to entertain me and I loved it when I encountered new literary characters through this series. Also, Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha produce some of the best art of their careers together here.

Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Flex MentalloThe Invisibles and We3 by Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog, Richard Case, Frank Quitely and many others - Doom Patrol, Flex Mentallo, and The Invisibles will blow your mind. We3 will break your heart. And Animal Man will make Buddy Baker one of your favorite characters. Read them all.

Astro City by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson and Alex Ross - In my opinion, the best series about superheroes EVER. Kurt Busiek tells superhero stories here in ways you’ll never read anywhere else. Also, he consistently makes me care about his characters in every story, which is not an easy feat. I recommend this book to new comics readers all the time.

I’d love to write more about these series, but instead I’ll just recommend some more with a few words:

iZombie by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred - kooky stories involving a cute zombie gravedigger

The Losers by Andy Diggle and Jock - action and intrigue and awesome art

The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross - a must-read for literature majors

The Sheriff of Babylon by Tom King and Mitch Gerads - wartime crime drama in the middle east

American Vampire by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque - a vampire story set throughout the history of the United States

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra - a man and his monkey are the last males on earth

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson - journalism and politics in the near future and the writing is amazing

Clean Room by Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt - Gail Simone at her darkest

Shade, the Changing Man by Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo and many others - a Steve Ditko creation gets totally reinvented

Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner, Steven Seagle and Guy Davis - excellent crime stories featuring Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman


Birds of Prey (1999-2009) #104

“Did you forget who my husband is, Helena? It’s a series of unlocking metal grommets…”

This is both an awesome moment because I just love Scott and Barda’s marriage that much anyway, but also amazing because I adore the Justice League International and Ice and this unveil was kind of perfect.

We’ll have to see where this goes in the (relatively) near future ;)

icedcoffeeandversace  asked:

I went through your "hate mail" tag and legit you think all women that have a happy, married life or a happy life with men are oppressed? So Michelle Obama, Gail Dines, Coretta Scott King, Andrea Dworkin, etc were/are all oppressed women? That's your ideology? Wow, you're a bitter, pathetic, lonely woman. Sorry you're too sex-obsessed to actually look for men that actually care about you and will love you, wow, like you're insane.

Men who can genuinely love women are either exceptionally rare or non-existent, either way it’s a waste of your life to spend your time waiting around for a man, as if your life is worthless without a man in it, as if your life isn’t fulfilled unless it revolves around a man.

You’re pathetic, you think women exist to serve men and that we can’t be fulfilled without them.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Attack on Titan Anthology coming next fall featuring non-Japanese creators for the first time! Check out the impressive list of contributors:

Tomer and Asaf Hanuka
Brenden Fletcher
Cameron Stewart
Babs Tarr
Faith Erin Hicks
Kate Leth
Jeremy Lambert
Afua Richardson
Michael Oeming
Paolo Rivera
Gail Simone
Scott Snyder
Genevieve Valentine
Kevin Wada
Ronald Wimberly

Hey everyone, due to other conflicts, Sylvia and I never managed to post our list of May recommendations!! So here’s a little impromptu collection of our recommendations for Steampunk!! 

If you want to know more about Steampunk or the recommendations, don’t hesitate to message me or grangerandherbooks

Happy Reading! 

2015 Book Genre Challenge


Birds of Prey (1999-2009) #104

“Nonsense. I just need some pliers. Or a knife will do. And some strong wire. Oh, and a towel for the carpet, perhaps?”

Seriously. People who don’t love Barda? I don’t really have words.

Charlie’s facial expression in the first panel, too, is just hysterical.

I’ve wondered for a super long time, though, what happened to the rest of Barda’s chest plate in that middle panel. I’m not knocking Nicola Scott’s art – it’s gorgeous as always – and I’ve seen people give Barda a v-line for no reason before. It’s just weird here. Because they left her neckline armor and I’m all confused.