Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them

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In Chicks Dig Comics, editors Lynne M. Thomas (Hugo-Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords) and Sigrid Ellis bring together essays by award-winning writers and artists who celebrate the comics medium and its creators, and who examine the characters and series that they love.

Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder) describe how they entered the comics industry. Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil) reveals her superhero crush, while Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) confesses to being a comics junkie. Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) sings the praises of 1970s horror comics, and Seanan McGuire (the October Daye series) takes sides in the Jean Grey vs. Emma Frost battle.

Other contributors include Marjorie Liu (Dark Wolverine), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Jill Pantozzi (Newsarama), Kelly Thompson (Comic Book Resources), and SF/F authors Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sarah Monette, and Elizabeth Bear. Also featured: an introduction by Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and exclusive interviews with Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Greg Rucka (Queen & Country), and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise).

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Full list of essays included in this book:

  • Introduction by Mark Waid
  • Editors’ Foreword, by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis
  • Mary Batson and the Chimera Society, by Gail Simone
  • Summers and Winters, Frost and Fire, by Seanan McGuire
  • Cosplay, Creation, and Community, by Erica McGillivray
  • An Interview with Amanda Conner
  • A Matter of When, by Carla Speed McNeil
  • The Other Side of the Desk, by Rachel Edidin
  • An Interview with Terry Moore
  • Nineteen Panels about Me and Comics, by Sara Ryan
  • I’m Batman, by Tammy Garrison
  • An Interview with Alisa Bendis
  • My Secret Identity, by Caroline Pruett
  • The Green Lantern Mythos: A Metaphor for My (Comic Book) Life, by Jill Pantozzi
  • Vampirella, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Page Turn, by Jen Van Meter
  • Confessions of a (Former) Unicorn, by Tara O’Shea
  • The Evolution of a Tart, by Sheena McNeil
  • Kitty Queer, by Sigrid Ellis
  • The Captain in the Capitol: Invoking the Superhero in Daily Life by, Jennifer Margret Smith
  • Burn, Baby Burn, by Lloyd Rose
  • Tune in Tomorrow, by Sue D
  • An Interview with Greg Rucka
  • Comic Book Junkie, by Jill Thompson
  • From Pogo to Girl Genius, by Delia Sherman
  • I am Sisyphus, and I am Happy, by Kelly Thompson
  • Captain America’s Next Top Model, by Anika Dane Milik
  • An Interview with Louise Simonson
  • Me Vs. Me, by Sarah Kuhn
  • A Road That has No Ending: Revenge in Sandman, by Sarah Monette
  • Mutants, by Marjorie Liu
  • You’re on the Global Frequency, by Elizabeth Bear
  • Crush on a Superhero, by Colleen Doran
Release Date
April 10, 2012
ISBN
978-1935234050