Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Ant-Man #1, Silk #7, Spider-Woman #10, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #3, DC Bombshells, Lumberjanes #17, We Stand on Guard #3, Plutona #1 | Ant-Man, Silk, and Spider-Woman all tell stories of the Last Days of Earth-616, with some heroes bearing up under the end of the world a little better than others. We've also experienced the last days of Noelle Stevenson writing for Lumberjanes, but she goes out with a bang as the 'janes save the day, make new friends, and find out there just might be something fishy about this camp of theirs (duh.). We wrap up with our Canada in Comics segment, talking about We Stand on Guard and Jeff Lemire's Plutona.
- This Week in the Book Report
We gush about Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamín Alire Sáenz, a beautiful, breathtaking book about two teenage Mexican-American boys growing up in El Paso in 1987. The audio version is narrated by TWiL favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda and we can't recommend it highly enough.
- Wordless Art
Obviously, a lot of art is wordless, but in our main segment this week, we focus on art in which we'd typically expect to find words, but don't: movies, television, and books. We talk about how the real challenge in opting for wordlessness isn't in depicting what is happening, but why and how we should feel about it. Here are links to several of our examples:
- This Week in Ladies Recommends
A: "Most Messed Up," Old 97s
B: The New York Times Crossword Puzzle app
Thanks for listening!