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Womanthology: Space

(Womanthology #1-5)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Womanthology: Space, the follow up to the hit Kickstarter project, Womanthology: Heroic, brings tales, pinups, how-tos, and more by women of all ages and experience.
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by IDW Publishing (first published September 19th 2012)
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Waiting for Mr. Roboto: by Bonnie Burton, Art by Jessica Hickman, Letters by Rachel Deering.
This is a cute and fun story about a little alien waitress named Trixie who is bored and "Where's my handsome scoundrel who's supposed to sweep me off my feet and take me out of this dump?"

Her robot co-worker hits on her.

"Maybe your perfect mate is a hard-working, logical and very available co-worker."

Trixie explodes.

"For the last time, Sally, I am NOT robosexual!"

But when a handsome, Han-Solo-lookalike w
Bonnie Burton
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm a bit biased since I wrote the story "Waiting for Mr. Roboto" but I love that Womanthology is now a regular comic! Plus SPACE is a fun theme for a sci-fi junkie like me! ...more
Maggie Gordon
Womanthology is a project that was born out of the fact that women are consistently under-represented as creators (and as characters) in the comic book industry. The first volume (Heroic) was the product of an extremely successful kickstarter campaign, and Space is the second book in this woman-created series. All of the included authors/artists are women from a vast array of experiences and talents, including some from the under-18 crowd. Space is not the type of book that one picks up for a lo ...more
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this anthology. I read it because Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee have stories in them. Generally the stories are short and not all of them make sense because they seem to be a snippet of a day in the life of these characters. "Waiting for Mr. Roboto" was fun and very much what I come to expect from Bonnie Burton based on her input during the Vaginal Fantasy Book group. If you are a cat lover, you may deeply enjoy "All Cats are Quantum." The major language of communication comes from cat ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an anthology of 19 sci-fi stories by female creators. As ever, it's a mixed bag, and I disliked some stories while I really enjoyed a few others.
Highlights include:
Scaling Heaven by Alison Ross and Stephanie Ross, Written by Alison Ross, Art by Stephanie Hans, Letters by Rachel Deering: Two female astronauts and their journey to the moon.

Yanka by Blair Butler, Art by Alicia Fernandez, Letters by Rachel Deering: The story of the first Soviet woman on the moon.

All Cats Are Quantum by Ell
Ryan Mishap
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Showcasing a range of talents, styles, stories, and women of all ages, this was a fun read. As with any collection, what you like varies but there's a story coming up quick if you don't like the one you are on. The action-oriented stories were actually the least successful because it is very difficult to tell a short story in comic form and get us to invest in the characters. The stories that went for quirky or clever or touching were my favorites but there's stuff here for everyone.

Looking forw
Ashleigh Mattern
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I read Womanthology: Heroic and Womanthology: Space together, almost as a package, and Space is the better publication of the two, in my opinion. It seems to me that they learned from publishing "Heroic," and managed to put together a cleaner version of their original vision. Some of the writers were adept at spinning a tale in such a small space that each comic is allotted, but others didn't go so well. It's worth a read for the ones that hit the mark, though! ...more
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A nice mix of story themes and artwork styles. For several stories I felt the plot wasn't as strong, or could have used a couple more pages to be developed more fully, but the gorgeous artwork more than made up for it. ...more
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
A few gems amongst some very average rocks. There are a couple cute, unique, inspiring shorts in here, and some fantastic art, but overall it is simply lackluster. But. Come on. "Quantum Cats." Need I say more? ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anthologies are always difficult to rate because I feel differently about each story. Briefly, I really enjoyed some stories and I didn't think any story was terrible. So I give this book 4 stars as a sort of "middle ground." ...more
Tara Schaafsma
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
There were 3 or 4 really good short stories in this collection. The rest were just ok.
Mary-Michelle Moore
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
5 stars for the whole set, though I think #2 is my favorite.
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Selena by: Jess
Space cats story was my favorite story, hands down.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed a few of the stories. For the most part however, most of the comics needed to be longer and much more fleshed out.
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
A few good 'uns, but quite a lot that felt more like introductions to stories more than anything. ...more
Johanna Berliner
Kind of a messy anthology, & I guess I misunderstood the premise? I was under the impression that it was by women & about women, but I was only right on the first account - so many of these stories were male-focused, too hetero, or relied too much on gender tropes and clichés, and some parts felt less than professional work. Did particularly enjoy All Cats are Quantum, in which the premise is that all civilized life in the universe has some form of feline, and that they all operate on the same f ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Womantholoy: Space and Womanthology: Heroic are collections of short stories (in the graphic novel format) by female graphic novelists, artists, and cartoonists. They provide a broad array of different styles, tastes, and formats. I really enjoyed sampling each of the different authors: how they drew, wrote, and coloured their stories. The collections are separated by topic (note the subtitles “space” and “heroic”) that create an over-arching theme. These themes can then by explored in a variety ...more
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really great scan of some great sci-fi comic work by women, with stories that will make you laugh and make you think. The only bad thing about this book is that more of the stories haven't been made into full-length graphic novels. I'm thinking particularly "All Cats are Quantum" by Ellise Heiskell and Marta Laiho. I could read a whole series based on that concept and with that quality story/art for sure. ...more
Tina Olah
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nice variety of art and stories, featuring a few different genres (sci-fi mostly, but also some steampunk and slice-of-life). Unfortunately the digital collection (which I read) had some layout problems with the "how-to" and historical sections near the end, where the last sentences of each page would mysteriously cut off/remain unfinished. ...more
Anita Fajita Pita
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, comics-graphics
As a comic fan I enjoyed this edition of Womanthology more than the first one. The artwork was cleaner, and there were fewer stories, which led the book to be cleaner imo. I love the project - to promote women in the industry - and I really enjoyed the under 18 artwork gallery.
Lukas Holmes
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully imaginative.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthologies, comics
Nice comic anthology with women creators. All the stories had potential for more pages and were entertaining.

1)Waiting for Mr. Roboto: by Bonnie Burton, Art by Jessica Hickman, Letters by Rachel Deering.
Fun story, I think that the android hunter from Blade Runner went to a space dinner ;-) - 4 out of 5

2.) Dead Again by Sandy King Carpenter, Art by Tanja Wooten, Letters by Rachel Deering.
Sad story. - 3 out of 5.

3.) Scaling Heaven by Alison Ross and Stephanie Ross, Written by Alison Ross, Art by S
I'm wary of anything kickstarted because, in whatever medium, it's typically been kicked out a bunch of doors previously. BUT because such publishers have been chronically responsible for tyrannically dungeoning women as "amateurs"- I knew there would be PLENTY of professional caliber within.

One stood out far beyond the rest to my sensibilities, which happen to loathe the "steampunk gooey" she plies within, as a contender for A1 status down the road. Allison Pang . Her art instantly reminded
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it
The first was much better. This one had a bit more sexist roles for it's female charachters. 3 or 4 stories of women lusting after some male counterpart. The firts had more strong, independant women, which I greatly enjoyed. ...more
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