Shawna Benson


Green Arrow #44 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #44 Review: The Past Crimes of Oliver Queen

Julie and Shawna Benson are doing a hell of a job on their new GA tenure, and I look forward to where they go with this story This comic earns a recommendation Check it out.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"] [rwp-review-form id="0"] [rwp-review-recap id="0"]Oliver Queen is on the run from the Citizen’s stirred-up hate mob He narrowly escapes being killed[...]

Green Arrow #43 cover by Alex Maleev

Green Arrow #43 Review: The Bensons Return Triumphant

Ollie believes the Citizen to be harmless, but that perception may change soon.[caption id="attachment_898302" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Green Arrow #43 cover by Alex Maleev[/caption]Julie and Shawna Benson have returned to Green Arrow (having written the aforementioned Annual), and I’m rejoicing These two know how to write a good Green Arrow (as also shown by the Annual)[...]

The Man of Steel #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Alex Sinclair

Top and Bottom 5 Comics of May 30th, 2018: The Week that Asked for Too Much Money

May 30th had a lot of major releases between Amazing Spider-Man #800, the beginning of Batman's "The Wedding" arc, Kong of Skull Island's 2018 Special, and three Annuals between the Big Two. Some were great. Others tripped over themselves. Check out the best and the worst below.   Top 1. Man of Steel #1 Brian Michael Bendis' short entry at the […]

Green Arrow Annual #2 cover by David Lopez

Green Arrow Annual #2 Review: A High-Flying and Charming One-Off Story

Julie and Shawna Benson crafted a classically fun comic here, and the art team of Carnero and Mulvihill contributed excellent artwork This one earns a strong recommendation Give it a read.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"] [rwp-review-form id="0"] [rwp-review-recap id="0"]There is a Brainiac spaceship raining chaos upon Seattle It looks like a job for the Justice League, but they’re nowhere[...]

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #16 Review: Feminism Vs. Misandry

This is far better than the pseudo-comedic representation of such antagonists in the past.The comic also seeks to point out that this extremism isn’t representative of most feminists—hi, I’m Josh, and I’m a feminist because I believe there is a systematic oppression of women while still having damaging effects on men—and it aims to point[...]

Kevin Smith Dishes Out Movie Trivia At SDCC 2017

He was joined by Marc Bernandin, his co-host of the Fat Man on Batman podcast, and Julia Benson and Shawna Benson, the sister writing duo who work on The 100 and Batgirl & The Birds of Prey for DC Smith may like to judge people, but David Steinberger, the CEO of comiXology, and Col Needham,[...]

Today's Essential C2E2 Panel, DC Essential, Was Basically, Y'Know, Essential

This year on the panel were Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Franco, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Joe Prado, and James Tynion IV.The moderator started things off by asking who or what the panels' favorite Superman books were. Dan Jurgens piped up, saying that his favorite super man (and best suggestion) is Alan Moore's Superman (Eliot - 3 stories as[...]


Enough Batgirls To Go Around…Gail Simone Agrees

It's true, we all have our preferences.Rich Johnston reported on the latest Batgirl news as she leaves Burnside for bigger and hopefully better things. Hope Larson, Rafael Alberquerque, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, and Claire Roe are set to take over.As a big fan of all things Batgirl, I personally can't wait for the change[...]