Episode 56: What Is This, A Center for Ants?

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

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

  • This Week in Comics
    Power Up #1, Lumberjanes #16, Spider-Woman #9, All-New Hawkeye #4, Ant-Man Annual #1, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #2, and Hawkeye #22 | In Ant-Man Annual #1, we're introduced to a new hero, Raz Malhotra, a man who, in addition to keeping his head in a crisis, also happens to be an out person of color. Let's put this guy in a movie, Marvel. Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps is a solid mystery and one of the few Secret Wars/Battleworld/Doom Troop titles we're enjoying. Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye comes to what is probably a powerful conclusion, if only we could remember what happened in #21.
  • This Week in the Book Report
    This Week in Ladies hits the road! On Monday, we saw Broadway hit musical Hamilton, based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton and the Ron Chernow book, also called Alexander Hamilton. We first heard of Hamilton back when it was a mere concept album, rather than the Tony Award-winning show it is certain to become, and writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performed the opening number at the White House. Y'all, this show is so great, even the numbers that got cut from the show are worth checking out. It's so great, even the cast of Les Mis are auditioning for roles. It's so great, one of its stars Jonathan Groff photo-bombed us while wearing a bike helmet.
Jonathan Groff (King George) photobombs us with Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

Jonathan Groff (King George) photobombs us with Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

  • Ant-Man
    Ant-Man is a top-tier MCU movie. Yeah, we said it. It's fun, funny, and we dare you to not be charmed by Paul Rudd and Michael Peña. Sure, it could've used more ladies (we have a casting suggestion for Janet Van Dyne), and the villain is only so-so, but we're always here for a heist movie and a montage that bring the laughs. And the Paul Rudd.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    B: The #Ham4Ham tag on Twitter.

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