Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee and Lara Flynn Boyle by Isabel Snyder for Esquire Magazine, October 1998, from the article “Three Women, One Peek. Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle Finally Leave David Lynch’s World. Almost.” by Ted Allen
Good morning comics fans, what strange times we live in. Anyway, let’s move on to comics including the return to a focus on two diverse women in DC Comics.
This isn’t technically a first issue more like a pre-first issue (which is the third time that Batwoman has received this treatment but i digress. The issue is very good - a bit more Batman than perhaps is needed but overall this is the starting gun to Batwoman coming back with her own series written by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Steve Epting. Ben Oliver draws this issue and he does just fine. Batwoman is coming people. Get ready.
This is a one-shot but it’s Vixen who has seen her fortunes rise and fall and now rise in the DC world for decades since she made her first appearance some 35 years ago. The team is topnotch - Steve Orlando and Jody Houser more than ably assisted by Jamal Campbell.
Welcome back ladies. And now on to a great second issue.
Did you read the first issue? It was great. Here’s number two so race off and give it a read as the second issue is a sturdy follow-up. Vroom.
People ask me about great all-age comics a lot and here’s one that should be on your radar because it is freaking adorable.
Jock and Scott Snyder are the Glimmer Twins for me when it comes to Batman and this issue of this wild series. which focuses on Mr. Freeze, will give you chills in a good way.
DC doesn’t parse out advance issues of Wonder Woman anymore but I can assume this will be pretty damn good.
Now that Scott has returned from space, researchers are integrating data as well as taking measurements on Earth from the twins. This is the first time we have conducted Omics research on identical twins. Omics is a broad area of biological and molecular studies that, in general, means the study of the entire complement of biomolecules, like proteins; metabolites or genes.
Comparing various types of molecular information on identical individuals while one undergoes unique stresses, follows a defined diet, and resides in microgravity to one who resides on Earth, with gravity, should yield interesting results. It is hoped one day that all individuals will have access to having their Omics profiles done. This is a first step towards personalizing medicine for astronauts and hopefully for the rest of us.
During this Reddit AMA, you can ask our researchers anything about the Twins Study and Omics.
Kjell Lindgren, M.D., NASA astronaut, Expedition 44/45 Flight Engineer and medical officer
Susan M. Bailey, Ph.D., Twins Study Principal Investigator, Professor, Radiation Cancer Biology & Oncology, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D., Twins Study Principal Investigator, WorldQuant Foundations Scholar, Affiliate Fellow of Genomics, Ethics, and Law, ISP, Yale Law School, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Brinda Rana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Michael P. Snyder, Ph.D., M.D., FACS, Twins Study Principal Investigator, Stanford W. Ascherman, Professor in Genetics, Chair, Dept. of Genetics, Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
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