Marvel Divas preview is totally cute

You can read the first six pages at Comic Book Resources. Kevin Melrose at CBR’s Robot 6 has a few criticism, such as the speed dating bit, but he’s pretty sold on it. I am too. Despite everything — the bad pitch, the bad publicity, the terrible cover, even the contrived situations in these initial pages — it works.

I like the tone so far — these are smart, capable women who still have some realistic lapses in confidence (I think the scene where the more popular superheroines show up is fun). I think whatever melodramatic twists and turns this ends up taking, I think Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Tonci Zonjic will handle them with wit and grace.

Expect a review of the first issue next week (probably Friday, maybe Saturday. Doubtful on Wednesday, but it’s possible).

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