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Kate Kasenow recommends Ms. Marvel #3

As a recent reboot, the new Ms. Marvel series from Marvel Comics has quite a history to live up to, but the newest issue does not disappoint!

Written by seasoned comics novelist G. Willow Wilson (gwillow) and illustrated by the talented Adrian Alphona with beautiful colors by Ian Herring (iherring) , Ms. Marvel #3 is the ongoing exploration of what it means to become a hero in a world already inundated with superhero culture. In this issue we are carried along with lead protagonist Kamala Khan as she explores the boundaries of her newfound powers. Tensions are riding high as Kamala’s ongoing struggle to discover who she is bombarded by parental expectations and cultural obligations.

There have been a lot of great things happening in this series from the start. Firstly, we have a new female, Pakistani, Muslism superhero. Second, we have a diverse cast full of great characters who are given their own chances to shine and develop in each issue. Lastly, we are viewing the established Marvel universe through the unique lens; Kamala herself has long been a fan of the superheroes we know, but is a newcomer to their inner workings. That itself is what makes this series perfect for old fans and new readers alike.

So, if you haven’t been reading, now is a great time to get started!

[Pick up Ms. Marvel #3 here!]

For fans of: Action, Female leads, Superheroes

Kate Kasenow is a comics artist from Indiana currently living in Manhattan. She works at ComiXology as a Lead Digital Editor.

Guys! I wrote a thing for the workplace! Read the thing and then go read Ms. Marvel already!


SEATTLE—April 10, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)— today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and…

So this happened at work yesterday


Today’s office drawing contest theme was Lego Anything and everyone came out swinging!

Emily (Grand Prize winner) - Gold Digger
Kate - Sonic
Hanni- a yaoi
Jeremy - Princess Mononoke
Eric - Gundam

Theme by Shane!

Just another Friday at ComiXology!

My greatest achievement as a Lead Digital Editor at ComiXology? Winning one of our monthly drawing contests!

This is actually from a few weeks ago, but I forgot to post it here. The theme (in case you haven’t guessed yet) is the Adventures of Lil Sirs Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart! How could I resist paying homage to my fave actor brotp with a bit of Calvin and Hobbes parody?

Stay tuned for more drawing contest hilarity…



So a woman walks into a private investigator’s office and tells her… I don’t think my father is really my father.

And that’s the setup for the third in our series of graphic novels from Oni Press, THE AMY DEVLIN MYSTERIES.

The first book, PAST LIES, was “A man walks into a private investigator’s office and asks her to find out who killed him in his previous life.”

The second book, ALL SAINTS DAY, took Amy Devlin from her P.I.’s office to the Beverly Hills PD’s cold case file, where she finds a series of seemingly unrelated murders… once every 10 years a sinner with a saint’s name is murdered on All Saints Day.

Now comes LOST & FOUND, the third of the Amy Devlin Mysteries.  Amy will look into this young woman’s background, and run into a shady P.I., a self-help group that’s big in Hollywood, a sometimes-lover who’s hiding something and secrets within her own family.

It’ll be in stores in May, and is Previews right now.  Get your Local Comic Store to pre-order.

Lost And Found: An Amy Devlin Mystery

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, with art by T.J. Kirsch, and Cover art by T.J. Kirsch and Christopher Mitten.

Published by Oni Press, May 2014

Previews order code JAN141263


The legend continues!

You guys better get caught up with the first two books—especially that second one…just sayin!

(via onipress)

I’m sorry that I’ve been almost entirely absent from the internet as of late, but for the past few months my cat, Janice, was fighting cancer. A couple weeks ago, it was finally time to say goodbye to my friend. There are no words to express how much I miss her, so I will keep it simple: Janice, you will always be my Janice.

On a lighter note, I have finally started to get back into work, so in time expect some new and happier updates.

"…others [Melkor] corrupted afterwards to his service with lies and treacherous gifts. Dreadful among these spirits were the Valaraukar, the scourges of fire that in Middle-earth were called the Balrogs, demons of terror."

"Among those of his servants that have names the greatest was that spirit whom he Eldar called Sauron, or Gorthaur the Cruel…in [Melkor’s] vast works and in the deceits of his cunning, Sauron had a part, and was only less evil than his master in that for long he served another and not himself."

It’s time to stop pretending that I’m doing this on a schedule and start realizing that I’m going to draw up a card for every character mentioned in The Silmarillion…WHAT OF IT.

"Melian served both Vána and Estë; she dwelt long in Lórien, tending the trees that flower in the gardens of Irmo, ere she came to Middle-earth.”

"Wisest of the Maiar was Olórin. He too dwelt in Lórien, but his ways took him often to the house of Nienna, and of her he learned pity and patience.”

"Ossë is a vassal of Ulmo, and he is master of the seas that wash the shores of Middle-earth…for in storm he delights, and laughs amid the roaring of the waves.”

"His spouse is Uinen, the Lady of the Seas, whose hair lies spread through all waters under sky…to her the mariners cry, for she can lay calm upon the waves, restraining the wildness of Ossë. The Númenóreans lived long in her protection, and held her in reverence equal to the Valar.”

"Chief among the Maiar of Valinor whose names are remembered in the histories of the Elder Days are Ilmarë, the handmaid of Varda, and Eönwë, the banner-bearer and herald of Manwë, whose might in arms is surpassed by non in Arda.”

And we’re back!