Episode 36: Vaya Con Dios, Brah

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

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

  • This Week in Comics
    Captain Marvel #8, Sex Criminals #8, Ms. Marvel #9, Rocket Raccoon #4, Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1, Lumberjanes #7 and Batgirl #35 | I hope you'll listen to our commentary, but for the very best insight to "Sex Criminals" #8, you really must get the scoop straight from the horse's mouth (wherein Matt Fraction is the horse). Overall, this week's comics were pretty good, with one notable exception. We might give it a few more issues, but it seems like "Batgirl," with its horribly overwrought "kids these days" gimmickry, is not for us. We're pretty confident, though, that the gimmickry of the Ryan North-penned "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is going to be right up our alley. Stay tuned!
  • This Week in the Book Report: Judging a Book By Its Cover
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, we have a lot to say about book covers. In short: it's not only what's on the inside that counts. We talk about the headless white woman phenomenon, which is included on this list of book cover trends that should die, along with other trends we're ready to see go (and one we're OK with). We conclude that you actually can tell a lot about a book from its cover, but neither of us is quite ready to make the commitment one brave Book Riot blogger did when she spent several months reading books based solely on their covers. For more on book covers, check out these blog posts that pull back the curtain on the book design business from romance author Courtney Milan and Anna from Door Sixteen. You can find our favorite book covers at our LibraryThing page!
  • This Week in "You Haven't Seen What?"
    Allison watches Point Break. Here's what Chris from A House of Lies has to say about it in his "Quest for the Most 90s Movie of All Time." Read Film School Rejects' "6 Scenes We Love From Point Break" to find out which scene was deemed impossible by the Mythbusters (wait, there's just one?). And finally, the late, lamented Fame Tracker Fame Audit of Keanu Reeves is a must-read.

Thanks for listening!