Episode 52: Like the Hulk, But With Boobs

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 #14, A-Force #1, Spider-Verse #1, Secret Wars Journal #1, Jem #3, Infinite Loop #2, All-New Hawkeye #3 and Secret Avengers | For our discussion of A-Force, we try to explain Marvel's Secret Wars event, but you should really check out this post over at Panels for more info. We briefly discuss Jill Lepore's New Yorker "article" about A-Force, so if you haven't yet read G. Willow Wilson's response, please do. We also talk at length about recently wrapped series Secret Avengers by Ales Kot, which continues to explore territory covered in Captain American: Winter Soldier, about the role of secret ops in a democracy.
  • This Week in the Book Report
    We talk about what we've been reading lately, which, strangely, also ends up being a discussion of books with a great sense of place (though we don't talk about that much): Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (New Orleans), The Blythes Are Quoted  and other Avonlea books by L.M. Montgomery (Prince Edward Island), and the Tess Monaghan books by Laura Lippman (Baltimore).
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Awards
    The 2014 Tiptree Awards were celebrated at WisCon over Memorial Day weekend so we took this opportunity to read a couple of the books from this year's winners and honors list. Allison read My Real Children by Jo Walton and Becca read Kaleidoscope, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. We also talk about past winners and the overall significance of the award.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: Sexism, Parts 1 and 2 from the Caustic Soda podcast
    B: Aquaman, vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

Thanks for listening!