Finally – A Reason To Subscribe To Netflix

I know, I know – people have been saying just how good Daredevil is and, honestly, I’ve been tempted.

Friends have raved about Jessica Jones and while I know nothing about the character, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the show.

The internet’s been excited about Luke Cage and the possibility (or is it a certainty?) of a Punisher series spinning out from Daredevil and again, I like those ideas.

A friend in work has said if I don’t like Stranger Things she’ll have to conclude that I’ve been replaced by a pod person.

I honestly thought about signing up and watching these shows over the last couple of weeks . . . it’s just that Netflix is another service to pay for and I already pay for Amazon Prime and Virgin TV which gets me most of what I watch.

Now, however, there’s news of another show that is coming to Netflix that has persuaded me to part with my hard-earned each month:

Mythbusters

The ex-Mythbusters team of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci have a new show called Mythbusters in Wonderland – sure, not the best title but they’re back on screen. I’ve long been a fan of Mythbusters and as much as I like Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, when Grant, Kari and Tory left a few years ago, a lot of the fun left the show so I’m keen to see what they do, so much so that I’ll be joining Netflix.

Sure, comic book based series couldn’t quite tempt me but entertaining science nerds? Sold!

So Much For The Redesign

Back last year, Dynamite Entertainment had Nicola Scott redesign three of their biggest female characters: Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris. Here’s Nicola Scott from the original press release:

Her big red hair and chainmail are iconic, and I felt strongly they needed to carry the look but be modernized. Keeping her hair big but out of her face seemed practical, and the idea of the chainmail tank rather than bikini was a suitable update.

The redesign Scott came up with works a treat – here it is on the left with the cover of the first issue by Jay Ancelato on the right:

Red Sonja 2015

I didn’t pick up the series though I did get the Dejah Thoris series – and regretted that due to Frank Barbiere’s dreadful dialogue and plotting.

Yesterday, though, I was flicking through my feed reader and came across this article about a new writer, Amy Chu, launching a new Red Sonja series in December. The thing that struck me most was the image they used from new series artist Carlos Gomez:

Red Sonja 2016

So we’re back to the chain mail bikini that offers no protection but shows off Sonja’s tits and arse again? What happened to Nicola Scott’s “idea of the chainmail tank rather than bikini“?

I’ve no objection to the female form but if you’re a warrior – male or female – and you’re heading in to battle against someone clutching a big sword and/or an axe, would you not want to have as much protection as possible?