Sexy Chix

February 13, 2006 | Trades


Sexy Chix
Dark Horse Books
$12.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

It’s either a great thing or a damned shame that the new anthology Sexy Chix exists.
On one hand, it highlights the amazing and diverse talent pool of women that are currently working in the male-dominated comic book industry. On the other, most of these women are so good they shouldn’t need to be lumped together by something as elementary as their gender.
Featuring such noted creators as Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Gail Simone (Birds Of Prey), Roberta Gregory (Life’s A Bitch), Amanda Conner (JSA Classified) and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novellist Joyce Carol Oates, this brainchild of Dark Horse senior editor Diana Schutz offers a broad (no pun intended) spectrum of styles and subject matter.
Standouts include Simone’s sweet tale of her hairdressing past involving a frightened little old lady with a curious reason to look her best, Sarah Grace McCandless and Joelle Jones’ The Art Of Letting Go about the emptiness of recovering from a breakup and two cute little one-page gags about boys and shopping by eight-year-old Alexa Kitchen.
While there are no voluptuous super-babes in spandex, there are plenty of great stories from these Sexy Chix.

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