Episode 30: Succès de Scandale

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Lumberjanes #4, Original Sins #3, Captain Marvel #5, Sheltered #10 and Rocket Raccoon #1 | Ryan North and Skottie Young retain their standing as TWiL favorites with North's Young Avengers mini-arc and the debut of Young's Rocket Raccoon. Both of which are loaded with great jokes and one of which has art I likened to vomit (you may be surprised to hear which one).
  • This Week in the Book Report
    Once upon a time, we discussed fairy tale adaptations and modern-day fairy tales, from poems that flip the script to lesbian leading ladies, with a fantasy-free Holocaust novel thrown in for good measure. You can find all of the books we discussed in this and other book reports at our LibraryThing page. The End.
  • Real Ladies: Scandals!
    Allison tells us all about French con artist and populist heroine Thérèse Humbert, whom she originally learned of in Scams! by Andreas Schroeder. As Humbert primarily scammed banks, not honest, hardworking individuals, she was thought of as something of a Robin (or, Robyn, as the Lumberjanes would style it) Hood. Check out these delightful New York Times headlines about Humbert and her brother. Can't get enough juicy gossip about women in history? Check out Anne Helen Petersen's Scandals of Classic Hollywood, based on a series she did at The Hairpin.

Thanks for listening!