I Can Explain (2016), My Feminist Agenda (2017)


Vol. 1: I Can Explain (2016) Chelsea Cain, Joelle Jones, Ibrahim Moustafa, Kate Niemczyk

To be honest, I think I need to read this again later.

There was much I liked–a lot I liked–but the story was described as a puzzle box, and some of it seemed to depend upon previous knowledge of characters, so I’m not sure if my confusion stemmed from that or from the puzzle-like nature of the story.

But as I said, there was a lot I enjoyed.

Take these scenes where she is in the waiting room at the medical facility.

There is a lot going on in those panels, mostly in the background, and I know that if I knew more about those background characters it would be even funnier. I mean, look at the pamphlet the one guy is holding.

The whole comic was like that with a ton of little things going on in the background.

And then there was the random stuff that just cracked me up.

So although I need to reread and think about it some more, I did enjoy it–despite all the bits I am sure I was missing.

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Vol. 2: My Feminist Agenda (2017) Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand most of what was going on here.

But I really didn’t care, because I found the whole thing fascinating.

Mocking bird receives a ticket to a cruise from an anonomous source. Since she’s trying to get out of town, she decided to take the risk and go on the cruise.

The cruise is insane.

So many geek figures that I recognized were name checked, I’m positive there were far more than I didn’t recognize.

It was silly and ridiculous and delightful and fun, and much of the explanation of this story and the first volume comes at the very end, which is an explanation of how she became the way she did.

Is this for everyone? Probably not, but I enjoyed it and want to read it again to see what I figure out the second time through and I’d love to read more about Mockingbird, although I fear I wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much.
Rating: 8.5/10

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