Womanthology: Heroic [Review]
I don’t know where to begin with this review of Womanthology. I’ve been following this crazy project since it’s inception on Twitter and an just beyond ecstatic that Womanthology is finally released to the public. Let me give you a little bit of back story before delving into this review.
Womanthology all began with a single Tweet, and through this act a group of female comic creators managed to raise the funding to publish their creation. The full story is explained within the first few pages of Womanthology and tips for those trying to break out into the comic industry, along with the bios of the contributors are scattered throughout the pages as well.
There is not one bad thing about this comic collection. I was extremely fortunate enough to receive an advanced digital copy or this beautiful book, and even reading this work on my iPad I knew I was in for a treat. The artwork is stunning. The women that contributed to this project poured their heart and souls into each and every one of the 300 plus pages. And the love and devotion that these women feel is evident through every cell and every word in Womanthology.
This collection of shorts made it hard for me to single out any one story as exceptional, mainly because they all truly are amazing. My favorites were Kelly Thompson’s “SuperLess Hero” followed by the incredible art work in Cat Stagg’s “Glimmer”. But that’s not to make light of any of the other stories in this book – they are all stunning in their own way.
Womanthology is more than just a collection of comics. It’s an inspiration to women trying to break into the comic industry. It was a call to arms for these same women, and it will be a book that is talked about for years to come in comic circles. I want to remain objective, but it was very difficult for me to do so while reading Womanthology and while writing this review. It’s difficult to stay objective when all I want to do is scream from the rooftops that everyone needs to purchase this book.
You can’t go wrong, and the large hardcover will be an amazing addition to your comic collection. Not only that, but proceeds from the sale got to charity.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars | Publisher: IDW Publishing | Pages: 300 | Source: Publisher
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