Episode 51: Princess Raccoon Zombie Virus

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

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

  • This Week in Comics
    Rocket Raccoon #11, various Spider Ladies, Lady Killer #5, We Can Never Go Home, Ms. Marvel #15, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Captain Marvel #15, Thor #8 | Whew. We took a couple weeks off from comics, so we did a quick catch up on a lot of books today. We talk about Rocket's fitting finale, our varying levels of satisfaction with the Spider Lady books, and how we felt about the big Thor reveal you've no doubt heard so much about.
  • This Week in the Book Report
    You haven't read what?! We both read one of the other's all-time favorite books and now we're reporting back. Becca shares her thoughts and feelings on unexpected delight World War Z by Max Brooks, which eschews gore and grossness in favor of the real horrors of human nature and global politics. Allison is the true hero as she read the director's cut version of The Stand by Stephen King, which at 1153 pages, was not a short book to begin with. She goes on at length about another true hero, Dayna Jergens, who...well, you should really listen. She pretty much kicks all the ass in this book. We also highly recommend the 1994 miniseries, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
  • Real Ladies: Princesses
    Becca shares the deets on Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, who is often overlooked in the history books as a) she was fairly average and b) she was the daughter of Queen Victoria and the mother of Tsarina Alexandra. But, she did dare to *gasp* breastfeed her children and she told her husband she found him intellectually unsatisfying, so. Allison talks about Princess Pingyang, whom she first read about in Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. Pingyang led 70,000 men in the Army of the Lady to help her father overthrow a negligent ruler and usher in the Tang Dynasty, considered a golden age of Chinese culture.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: The Fall, currently streaming on Netflix
    B: DC Bombshells art
    Both: Supergirl trailer

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