Stephanie and Kris are joined by Dr. Elizabeth Coody (she's a doctor of comics! kinda!) to talk about comic books that might be of interest to Orphan Black fans, including some titles that are related to specific characters.
Recommended If You Like
- Sarah: Jessica Jones: Alias by Brian Michael Bendis (w) & Michael Gaydos (a)
- Helena: Lazarus by Greg Rucka (w) & Michael Lark (a)
- Alison: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- Cosima: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe (w) & various artists
- Beth: She-Hulk: Law & Order and Disorderly Conduct by Charles Soule (w) & various artists
- Kira: Lumberjanes: Kitten HOLY! by Noelle Stevenson (w), Shannon Watters (w) & Brooke A. Allen (a)
Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack
Y the Last Man
- By Brian K. Vaughan (w) & Pia Guerra (a)
- When all living mammals with a Y chromosome — with exception of one man and his monkey — suddenly die, the world is thrown into turmoil.
- We recommend this series because a large science-related event sets the stage for the plot, and figuring out what happened and why drives the storyline.
- And because there's not many males around, there's lots of great female characters.
- By G. Willow Wilson (w) & various artists
- Kamala Khan, a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager, comes into her superhero powers and tries to make sense of them in the context of her religion.
- The stories by Wilson do a great job balancing Kamala's everyday life with her family and as a Muslim with her superhero adventures.
- By Kelly Sue Deconnick (w) & various artists
- Carol Danvers has a background as an US Air Force pilot before she becomes the new Captain Marvel upon receiving the Kree abilities of the previous Captain Marvel when he died.
- Elizabeth particularly recommends the earlier Deconnick storylines that involved Carol dealing with having both her superpowers and being a pilot.
- By Jamie S. Rich (w) & Joëlle Jones (a)
- This limited series follows a '60s suburban housewife is also a paid assassin.
- So, if Alison and Donnie's accidental homicide is your favorite…
- By Greg Rucka (w) & J.H. Williams III (a)
- Elegy is more or less an origin story for Kate Kane, who is the Batwoman.
- We recommend it because this storyline deals with complex family dynamics that really remind us of Sarah and Helena's relationship. Kate Kane is also a lesbian character with a military background.
- By Matt Fraction (w) & Chip Zdarsky (a)
- Two people discover that they can stop time when they have an orgasm, and they use this, uh, talent for various means.
- Elizabeth recommends it for Orphan Black fans because it's a story about discovering something about yourself connects you to a whole world about which you knew nothing.
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