Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
Need more comics and more Becca in your life? (Who doesn't?) Check her out over at Panels, where she's just become a regular contributor. Her guest posts "It's All Brian K. Vaughan's Fault" and "If I Assembled A-Force" are already available for your reading pleasure.
- This Week in Comics
Jem #1, Spider-Gwen #3 and Rocket Raccoon #10 | The new Jem comic starts off strong, but it's not quite truly outrageous, yet. We're still a little unsure about Spider-Gwen, of which, it turns out, we understood even less than we thought. The art is cool, but it's definitely not an entry-level comic. And Rocket Raccoon: still funny.
- This Week in the Book Report: Shelfies
This week we're talking about bookshelves--our own shelves and our book-shelving philosophy. Is arranging your books by color a "moral failure?" We like shelves that combine form and function, with slight weight to form, but even we can appreciate these "beautiful, bizarre, and wonderful" bookcases from Apartment Therapy. We also dig these speech bubble shelves.
Are you a book shelf voyeur? Check out I Suwannee's "Bookcase of the Day." Or, take a peek at our shelves below. And tweet at us with your shelves using the tag #TWILshelfie!
- Furious 7 and Media Franchises
Prompted by this weekend's release of Furious 7, which Becca briefly reviews, we discuss media franchises. What differentiates a franchise from a series? What makes for a successful franchise? We also share a bunch of our favorites, so fire up your streaming service of choice. The Atlantic has "The Greatest Movie Franchises of All Time" and The Numbers has the highest-grossing franchises. And, if you're curious, here's your definitive Fast and Furious movie ranking, worst to best:
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Tie: Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7
- 2 Fast, 2 Furious
- Fast & Furious
- The Fast and the Furious
- Fast Five
- This Week in Ladies Recommends
A: Justin Timberlake and Garth Brooks sing "Friends in Low Places"
B: The Rock lip syncs to "Shake it Off"
Both: "Walkaway Joe" by Trisha Yearwood feat. Don Henley
Thanks for listening!