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Christy Marx joined DC Comics last year to write the highly anticipated relaunch of Amethyst, Sword of Sorcery. That book has now had its last issue but Marx is staying on at DC as the new head writer of Birds of Prey, taking over from Duane Swierczynski who relauched the book in the new 52. Marx’s run on BoP began with issue 18. Recently, I spoke with Christy by email about the book and what readers can expect. Note: if you have not yet read issue #20, you will be spoiled.
Christy, how familiar were you with Birds of Prey and the characters before coming on board? Did you do any back reading of the older series?
I had a slight familiarity with the characters in previous years and a passing awareness of the TV series. I did read and study the entire run of the New 52 reboot, as well as Gail Simone’s current work on Batgirl. I’m a strong believer in doing research.
Question for my tumblbuddies:
Do I need to pick up the Swierczynski Birds if I want to start reading the Marx issues? I really liked Amethyst, and want to follow her onto this new book!
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So, Fearless Defenders this week?
IT DIDN’T SUCK YOU GUYS!!!
Turns out, you take Slimey off the art, and Bunn’s writing reads as a lot less…shitty.
I didn’t like her at first
I WANT TO BE HER
her tattoos are still dumb as hell
Marvel (and DC for that matter), should really bring on a Classicist for dealing with the Amazons…I could have given them pointers for historically plausible tattoo styles (please, Comics Powers That Be, I have a Masters degree and everything!!! HIRE MEEEEEEEE I HATE MY JOB)
starting tomorrow, I’m gonna start doing ALL THE PUSH UPS and I’ll have to go buy a pull up bar or something because I want to make a Hippolyta cosplay like BURNING
I really hate hearing that Secret Headquarters is on the list of bad places now. I wish he could pull his head out of his ass and just sell the damn comic. Sigh. Oh well, that's what Cosmic Cat is for, right?
Yeah, it does make me sad, especially because I invested so much time in doing things for his shop BECAUSE he claimed to be so positive and inclusive. I guess his insistence upon calling women “female” no matter how many times I corrected him should have been my first clue!
But yes, I go to Cosmic Cat now. Small and cramped, but nice folk. And they have discounts for pulls!!! SWEET because I have A LOT of pulls.
I plan on hitting The Bookshelf tomorrow, too. You know, to spread around my love and money to businesses that chose to not vilify Saga.
So, Wolverine and the X-Men was in my pulls at Secret Headquarters.
And I never got last month’s issue (#26)
When I was bagging and boarding at home over the weekend, I noticed that my issues skipped from 25 to 27. I thought that was odd. Tweeted about it.
Brian at Secret Headquarters responded - said that Diamond had shorted him some issues, and that they were backordered.
Well, there are a few things going on here that piss me right the fuck off:
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