#1 Edited by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

My wife's birthday is coming up soon and since she is just starting to get into comics i figured that I would end up buying some. She is really into books with female leads and strong character development. If money were not an issue, what would be your suggestions. The last gift she got me was the entire "Age of Apocalypse" series, so It'll have to be something big. Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by Joygirl (15325 posts) - - Show Bio

"Batwoman: Elegy" TPB.

#3 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

witchblade

wonder woman

jennifer blood

these are all good

#4 Posted by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl: Thanks, I'll definitely look into that. When I look at it on Amazon it pulls up several other Batwoman books. Would these be worth looking into as well?

#5 Posted by Joygirl (15325 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Hydrology and Drown the World? Those are trades from the current run, and yes, they are absolutely terrific. Has she read the 52 event?

#6 Posted by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@SoA: Jennifer Blood definitely seems to be something she would get into. Thanks again for the ideas.

#7 Posted by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl: No she hasn't I'm afraid. She is just beginning to get into to comics and I haven't kept up with much since the late 90's. I guess I'm saying we're both a little out of touch with things lol.

#8 Posted by Delphic (1330 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reliantrocket: Buy a red wig, get a heck of a lot of pale makeup, make a costume, and dress up as Batwoman yourself while giving her your gift. She'll probably get a really good laugh out of that. Making a woman laugh and smile is one of the greatest gifts in the world...besides Jewelry :P

As far as comics go:

I definitely recommend Wonder Woman's newest trade. If you can find old trades of Gotham City Sirens those are fantastic.

#9 Posted by Joygirl (15325 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotham City Sirens is a good pick. I can also recommend anything starring Kate Kane.

#10 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reliantrocket said:

@SoA: Jennifer Blood definitely seems to be something she would get into. Thanks again for the ideas.

you are very welcome , good luck!

#11 Posted by impossibilly (876 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly recommend Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwomanby Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke. Brubaker writes Selina as a smart, strong female lead without the T&A that usually typifies a Catwoman comic. And Darwyn Cooke's art is fantastic!

Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Bloodand Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Gutsare both amazing. Azzarello and Chiang are producing the best Wonder Woman ever with this series. It's full of thrills, great action, and strong female heroes and villains.
#12 Posted by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@Delphic: Lol. While agree that making her laugh would be great, she'd also be the type to blackmail me with photos for years afterward.

Judging from all of the stuff being mentioned that is completely new to me, i think I'll take the rest of the day to get myself caught up on things. (After ordering the gifts of course.)

#13 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reliantrocket:

@Joygirl said:

"Batwoman: Elegy" TPB.

@Joygirl said:

Probably Hydrology and Drown the World? Those are trades from the current run, and yes, they are absolutely terrific. Has she read the 52 event?

@Joygirl said:

Gotham City Sirens is a good pick. I can also recommend anything starring Kate Kane.

I agree with all of these statements. I would have said the same. There are four volumes of Gotham City Sirens, and Elegy, Hydrology and To Drown The World are the only Batwoman TPBs available.

I'd also recommend Captain Marvel: In Pursuit Of Flight. :)

#14 Posted by Reliantrocket (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@impossibilly: Yeah, I've been slapping myself for not thinking of Catwoman as soon as she mentioned strong female lead. I have to admit that I've never4 really given Wonder Woman much of a chance. Seeing as how you're not the first to recommend it though, I'll have to look into it. Thanks. :)

#15 Posted by duderkyle (117 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellsing.

#16 Posted by impossibilly (876 posts) - - Show Bio

If your wife likes legal dramas and comedies, check out Dan Slott's She-Hulk Vol. 1: Single Green Female. This series was very well written and I think has some of Slott's funniest writing. It's a really fun book.

If she's a fan of sci-fi mysteries like Lost, I'd recommend buying her Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future , Morning Glories, Vol. 2: All Will Be Freeand Morning Glories Volume 3: P.E. TP. It's a cool story set at a boarding school where nothing is what it seems.

And I can't believe I forgot to recommend Brian K. Vaughn's Saga, Vol. 1! This might be the best series on the stands right now.
#17 Edited by Billy Batson (56840 posts) - - Show Bio

@impossibilly said:

I highly recommend Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwomanby Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke. Brubaker writes Selina as a smart, strong female lead without the T&A that usually typifies a Catwoman comic. And Darwyn Cooke's art is fantastic!

Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Bloodand Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Gutsare both amazing. Azzarello and Chiang are producing the best Wonder Woman ever with this series. It's full of thrills, great action, and strong female heroes and villains.

These and

  • the rest of Brubaker's Catwoman
  • Madame Xanadu
  • Local
  • One Trick Rip-Off
  • Habibi
  • Runaways
  • Fables/Fairest
  • Sword of Sorcery
  • Terry Moore's Rachel Rising
  • Stephanie Brown's Batgirl series
  • Zatanna
  • Persepolis
  • The New York Five

BB

#18 Posted by TDK_1997 (13656 posts) - - Show Bio

@impossibilly said:

I highly recommend Catwoman Vol. 1: Trail of the Catwomanby Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke. Brubaker writes Selina as a smart, strong female lead without the T&A that usually typifies a Catwoman comic. And Darwyn Cooke's art is fantastic!

Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Bloodand Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Gutsare both amazing. Azzarello and Chiang are producing the best Wonder Woman ever with this series. It's full of thrills, great action, and strong female heroes and villains.
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