Waiting on Wednesday [230] – THE REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES by Catherynne M. Valente & Annie Wu

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.

I’m a huge Valente fan, and I’m excited to see a new book from her coming out this year!

The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics.

From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente, Illustrated by Annie Wu. Releases in June 2017 from Saga Press. I believe this is a graphic novel, which is a bit unusual coming from Saga Press, but I’m not complaining! Subverting the superhero theme is a favorite trope of mine, so I’m very curious to check this out.

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted January 4, 2017 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 19 Comments


19 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [230] – THE REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES by Catherynne M. Valente & Annie Wu

    • Tammy

      I love the title, and it doesn’t sound anything like the story, which really intrigues me:-)

    • Tammy

      I just found out what “Refrigerator” in the title is referring to, and it’s not at all what you think (girls/women who are murdered and then stuffed into a refrigerator). Sounds dark and funny at the same time!

    • Tammy

      This does look like fun. I’m still not 100% it’s a true graphic novel, but I’m very curious:-)

    • Tammy

      I’m not sure. Maybe just scattered drawings? Guess we’ll have to wait and find out!