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  1. says:

    The true story is amazing Edith Garrud really did teach British suffragettes ju jitsu to elude police arrest and defend themselves, and with her husband, ran a dojo in Soho that served as a center of feminist activities So I was excited to see a graphic novel adaptation with thinly fictionalized historical figures and this story Unfortunately, the author chose to remove Edith and replace her with a man, because, of course, no feminist historical narrative can actually have a woman with agency or dojo at its center What was the point of this, other than to piss me off


  2. says:

    Mrs Pankhurst s s don t disappoint Disclaimer This is a review of an advance copy obtained from the author When I first head about this series, I was very excited that it dealt with one of the most under represented movements of the 20th and let s be honest, the 19 and that came before it century But this is a case where the truth far outstrips any fiction, as the bartitsu movement was very real, and it s not at all unbelievable that these women would have taken it up.Wolf s prose and Vieira s art flow weave a seamless tapestry of action which will leave you wanting Indeed, every time I think about this series, I want to read big, thick books on the subject It s rare to find a short work that opens up your horizons like this, and I think that after you read it for yourself, you ll agree.


  3. says:

    Sporting one of the best titles ever, Suffrajitsu has the spirit of a possible Hark, a Vagrant 4 panel writ large, if not quite so pithily amusing.It is an alt history imagining of a band of all female martial arts trained enforcers for the luminaries of the suffragette movement These intrepid heroines safeguard their charges from violent police action and other would be assailants, attempting to ensure that their leaders make it to speeches, rallies, and demonstrations undisturbed.While it could still veer into one note gimmick territory, a history altering twist at the end leaves me hopeful for future issues.


  4. says:

    Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review There s something intriguing about stories building on historical events twisting in a way that could have change our past in different ways The first part of Tony Wolf s Suffrajitsu Mrs Pankhurst s s, Votes for Woman, is taking us in the middle of suffragette movement, right where Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel lead their somewhat militant movement speaking out all over the United Kingdom.The story builds on a portrayal of characters important for the history of women s movements, suffrage movement and feminism and adds a twist in form of secret all woman bodyguard group for the Pankhursts that has been trained in fight and tactics to protect their leaders.The main character, leader of Pankhurst s s, Persephone Wright and her women are not afraid to risk their life and it does get them to some difficult situations with the law The true story of this series kicks of at the end of the first issue, we ve got a conspiracy to deal with and Persephone is the one to be solving it.I can t even voice how excited I am for this series I ve been working my way through the history of suffrage and suffragette movement slower than I d liked to so reading something based on these prominent characters that shaped the way our society acts toward women and helped a great lot is a great thing I ve enjoyed the story very much and I loved the art style I can t wait for the other two issues, this is one of the comic books I just won t be able to get enough.


  5. says:

    This was cracking good fun.Its clearly taking a bit of historical liberty and extrapolating on what we know about the women who trained Ju Jitsu and Bartitsu, but I think they preserve the spirit of the time really well.I particularly enjoyed the fact that while it is clearly a Feminist work as it should be , men are not portrayed as universally evil, I like the fact that the s have several male allies.Buy it, its definitely worth the 2 quid.


  6. says:

    That was a lot of fun Great illustrations and I ve been to both of the settings, London and Glasgow The storyline is interesting and I m curious to see where it will go next.


  7. says:

    Emmeline Pankhurst 1858 1928 was a pioneer of the organized women s rights movement in Edwardian England Along with her daughter Sylvia, she traveled throughout Great Britain, much to the establishment s chagrin, to spread the word and ignite grassroots participation in the movement, which the authorities were under much political pressure to subjugate Subjecting such activists to the ignominy of public arrest was the only recourse they had to the free speech that threatened their status quo By treating these peaceful but outspoken women like common criminals, they thought they could stamp out the movement by discrediting it This, however, only led to an eventual radicalization of the movement, and the Pankhursts found themselves in need of bodyguards as the police, in their frustration, began to pour and manpower into their efforts at suppression The s were independent, free thinking women just like their employers, and just as passionate about women s rights, but with the fortuitous addition of formal training in the martial arts, particularly a mixed form called Bartitsu Beyond their adeptness at hand to hand techniques and the use of Indian clubs , the s added everyday objects to their arsenal of weapons umbrellas and canes that looked innocent enough in any crowd, but in the right hands served to repel the bobbies who sought to challenge their bodyguard roles, and to help keep their employers safe, the s taking all the physical risks in order to keep the Pankhursts from yet another arrest that might silence them longer than the movement s momentum could afford In this, the first of three serial issues of Suffrajitsu, Tony Wolf and illustrator Jo o Vieira introduce the Pankhursts and their s just as things are really heating up, with Parliamentary debates attempting to further discredit the movement and prevent even the consideration, let alone the passage, of the rights bills that inevitably found their way into their chambers And while the s were a sort of secret society themselves, the police who opposed them were just as secretly told to harrass them, resulting in a sort of secret war that must have terribly bewildered any curious innocents interested in what the Pankhursts had to say, wherever they witnessed the public clashes between the two factions In that sense, the increasing radicalization of the movement did in fact cause supporters to question it and withdraw their support Despite taking the utmost care not to do any innocent citizens any harm, the s had become de facto terrorists, and the authorities just as de facto fascists All of this is presented in the first volume of Suffrajitsu in all it s factual glory, including a cast of characters taken straight from the history books, with a smattering of fictional characters, including the s field leader, 27 year old Persephone Wright, presented as a niece of real life champion of the Pankhursts and of women s rights, Edward Barton Wright, proprietor of the Bartitsu Club, where women could practice the art of self defense as often and as freely as they liked All of this takes place, with the exception of the few fictitious character s roles, in real life Edwardian Britain, including a penultimate depiction of the Battle of Glasgow that pits 50 Scottish policemen against just half their opposite number before Mrs Pankhurst can get past the first four sentences of her speech It also takes place, however, in a secret history that stretches back to ancient times, dubbed The Foreworld by its creators Neal Stephenson and Mark Teppo, who along with several other talented authors introduced it in the five novels known as the Mongoliad Cycle , which in turn had sprung from an experiment in online subscriptions to a serial presentation of their work in progress The Foreworld is pretty much the same one we all know and have been living in, just slightly different The slight differences generally reference secret histories that have continued through the ages, the sort of behind the scenes assertion that says while A B happened, time has obscured the truth of those events in service of factions that still hadn t seen the light of day by the Pankhurst s time The first issue of Suffrajitsu illustrates such a view of history by bringing the largely hidden s to the forefront, but by its close makes the first radical departure from the Foreworld s depiction of reality, after over two dozen books and stories that dwell in the shadows behind events such as a band of 13th century knights traveling across the length of Europe and into Mongolia to rid the world of Genghis Khan s son and successor, a plausible enough explanation of his demise because in the deepness of centuries old history, who can say it didn t happen Tony Wolf, however, has made quite a sensational departure from reality at the end of this story, and no talk about secret histories can hide it Which breathes terribly fresh life into the Foreworld franchise, setting it up for all sorts of new kinds of story telling in an already rich fictional universe, as well as promising to finally bring to light some of the secrets and conspiracies that drive the Foreworld through the centuries Whether you are a Foreworld fan already, or new to the franchise, that means promising times ahead, as the Saga threatens to become just about as inventively complicated as the Marvel universe.


  8. says:

    as I got further into Suffrajitsu, I fell further in love Not only does it have some BA women doing BA things, but I love the dialogue Now, I will take this time to remind potential readers that this is an alternate history and events did not go down like this However, this graphic novel is less about the suffragette movement than it is about the actions of these specific suffragists It s the kind of graphic novel that you have to know a little about the subject matter to really enjoy but the little that is required is totally covered by the Suffragette movie that came out last year, which can be streamed on Video here I might be a fan of this movie It just does a great job of not romanticizing one side or the other It shows the hardships the women went through without over glorifying it and lets the viewer make their own decisions about their actions There are also plenty of books that cover this part of history.Getting back to Suffrajitsu, I enjoyed it, particularly after realizing what it was This is not a graphic novel overview of the historical events It s just a set of comics that use some of these women as characters It s a fun read but not the kind that a reader should take their history from Definitely fiction Definitely interesting Definitely fun I loved the main characters I ve known quite a few women like this They could be sitting in a bar talking about anything and I would love to read about it.


  9. says:

    This story starts with the heroine, Persephone, being part of the Bodyguard, or Mrs Pankhurst s s, a group of women who trained to be protectors to the leaders of the Women s Social and Political Union Then we are taken into an alternate reality history, where Persephone is asked to lead a group of her fighting suffragists in a secret mission to rescue Christabel Pankhurst from fanatic scientists I love that this story starts with a truthful fictionalized historical account and slowly weaves into the alternate reality of the plot It is subtle and effective Persephone is a strong heroine that is very liberal in her actions and hot headed at times Her Bartitsu skills are expert as her uncle is the creator of the hybrid jujitsu practice The artwork is also amazing I was drawn to the cover of this book and the other two as well before I even read what it was about That continues inside with muted colours that highlight the green and purple of the WSPU while still conveying the dark, gloomy rain of London This really ads to the feel of the story and the setting All in all, I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel and would highly recommend it It is a fun and quick read and is a great way to explore the incredible world of the Suffragitsu women.


  10. says:

    Suffrajitsu Mrs Pankhurst s s takes a stab at an alternate history that seems to work My review copy was only the very first issue, so at 24 pages, there s only the very beginnings of a story to consider.It s 1914 in London and women are being oppressed They can t seem to convince men to allow them to vote, so rather than shrink away, they decide to fight back Literally They have an elite secret society of s trained in the martial arts, and they are not taking no for an answer.It s a clever premise, but it didn t completely blow me away like I thought it might It s possible that as the story advances it might grow on me, so I ll check back in on it.Writing by Tony Wolf is promising, and I liked the art by Joao Vieira I can t wait to see where this ends up going.I received a review copy of this comic book from Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this new comic book.


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Suffrajitsu (Issue 1) summary pdf Suffrajitsu (Issue 1) , summary chapter 2 Suffrajitsu (Issue 1) , sparknotes Suffrajitsu (Issue 1) , Suffrajitsu (Issue 1) 1be4d8a London, With Europe On The Brink Of War, The Leaders Of The Radical Women S Rights Movement Are Fugitives From The Law Their Last Line Of Defence Is The Elite Secret Society Of S Women Trained In The Martial Art Of Bartitsu And Sworn To Protect Their Leaders From Arrest And AssaultIn Book Of The Suffrajitsu Trilogy, The S Tactics And Fighting Skills Are Put To The Test In Escalating Conflicts With The London And Glasgow Police

  • Kindle Edition
  • 72 pages
  • Suffrajitsu (Issue 1)
  • Tony Wolf
  • English
  • 12 April 2017

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