Kids Read Comics. Holy cow. Where to begin. This is the cutest little comic con in the world. Last month KRC held its fifth annual celebration at the Ann Arbor District Library, and it was the best year yet. What makes this kid’s con so cool? See below.
Edgar Wright To Direct Grasshopper Jungle Adaptation “Grasshopper Jungle” is a coming-of-age tale about an Iowa teen who, along with his friends, causes a deadly plague that unleashes an army of human-sized praying mantises, whose hedonistic lifestyle is admired by the young protagonist. – The Wrap
Canada’s first superhero, Johnny Canuck, is returning to print, thanks to the efforts of comics historian Rachel Richey — get in on the ground floor by supporting the project’s Kickstarter.
Earlier this month, Singapore censors banned Life With Archie #16, which featured the wedding of gay veteran Kevin Keller and his physiotherapist Clay. But Astonishing X-Men #51, which depicted Northstar’s wedding to longtime boyfriend Kyle, made it through.
The announcements coming out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were, as usual, a barrage of news about movies, TV—oh, and comics too. One of the most exciting announcements was that in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, two of Oberyn Martell’s daughters will be played by Jessica Henwick and … Continue reading
Previously in Batman Eternal . . . Tim and Harper stole our hearts, Lieutenant Bard dropped the hammer on the gang war, Gordon had an identity crisis when his not-so-dead son came to visit, and Stephanie Brown’s father made us question his skills as a villain. Got all that? Good, … Continue reading
Are you ready to dive into the politics of space sexploration? Join us on Twitter this evening at 8 pm EST for our first Classic Nerd Movie Club—a livetweet of Barbarella, the cult classic starring Jane Fonda and a whole lot of bad-ass outfits. Tag your tweets with #WWACNerdMovie as … Continue reading
Star Wars VII is set to shoot on a small, rocky island off the coast of Ireland, Skellig Michael. The location was chosen because of the island’s distinctive, craggy rock formations and its lush landscape. UNESCO though, is concerned that the shoot might interfere with the island’s inhabitants: birds. Skellig Michael, … Continue reading
Through the power of Netflix I was recently able to rewatch one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Justice League. The animated DC series—a part of the larger animated universe typically known as the DCAU or DC animated universe—focused on the combined lives of the Justice League members … Continue reading
Sharknado game hits the iTunes store For only $2.99, you can stop sharks from terrorizing New York. Be warned: early reviews have been mixed.
Fighting evil by moonlight? You’re not alone. Sailor Moon made history as one of the most popular shoujo (traditionally, manga and anime targeted towards a younger female audience) manga ever released, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the Senshi.
The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the … Continue reading
For the inaugural #RomanceRevisited caption this contest, our readers successfully summoned their inner Golden Age romance comic writers and crafted some truly superb submissions. Captions for our consideration were so appropriately bizarre, we could have sworn at least one of you wrote First Love Illustrated #88. Having received the most likes, … Continue reading
Previously on Tomb Raider Diaries: Our enigmatic archaeologist learned that her best friend, Sam, was likely going to end up as part of a fiery ritual sacrifice. Now Lara Croft must race against time to save Sam, but not before exploring a few more ruins. And falling a lot. On with … Continue reading
Hello All, Today is Eid (Eid Mubarak!) and I’m writing from the past because I’ll be having too much fun while this goes up (Brunch! Bowling! Lucy!). There are two Eids a year for muslims; this one is called Eid al-Fitr and marks the end of Ramadan. That’s thirty days of fasting … Continue reading
For our first #WWACBookClub chat we discussed Vicious by V E Schwab. A dark, action packed tale of two college roommates – Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Both driven by their brilliance and ambition they discover the secret to developing superpowers – adrenaline filled near death experiences. In their efforts … Continue reading
Saga #20 Brian K. Vaughan Fiona Staples Image Comics It starts with a blowjob.
Happy Monday, kids! This isn’t just any Monday — it’s the Monday after San Diego Comic Con, which means this entire piece is dedicated to the announcements Marvel made at SDCC!
Editor’s note: Hey there reader! A lot of people are still pushing “nerdy” and “sporty” as opposite ends of some sort of binary spectrum. WWAC isn’t on board with that! Following our successful archery spotlight, and preceding an upcoming set of #WWACWARRIORS staff stories, I want to bring you in … Continue reading
The Art Gallery of Ontario will host the first, large-scale thematic examination of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. Huzzah! “Basquiat,” curated by Austrian art historian Dieter Buchhart, will open on February 7 and collects over 140 paintings and drawings by the celebrated artist. – Megan
For Christmas one year, my friends got me a Razer Naga gaming mouse. When I picked up my monthly requirements a short while later, my husband was confused. “Why did you buy another gaming mouse?” “This isn’t a gaming mouse, dear. These are gaming tampons.” Turns out, my little joke isn’t … Continue reading
Word Nerdery The English word female, derived from the Old French femelle, derived from the Medieval Latin femella, which is itself a diminutive of femina. Whew! Where femina meant woman, femella meant young girl. Now let’s talk about male. It’s likewise derived from Old French, masle was the adjectival form … Continue reading
Need a break from the endless announcements, exclusives and all around overwhelming onslaught that is SDCC in your every feed? Perhaps it’s time for to try a geeky DIY activity. One of my favorite extracurriculars these days is expressing my altgeek self by customizing vests, and I wanted to share … Continue reading
Billed as short film, the real beauty of the Wonder Buffalo Kickstarter campaign is that the entire project resonates with coming to terms with and embracing your true self.