Good morning, caped crusaders! The news from DC this week is a little thin on the ground, but let’s see what we can sniff out, yes?
This week the women of WWAC talked apocalypse fiction. What’s it all about? Why are we so fascinated by it? Megan P, Annie, Wendy, Claire, Jamie, Brenda, and Laura all chimed in. Content Note: Frank discussion of trauma, violence, disaster and apocalypse prepping, end times fundamentalism, and murder.
There may have been someone out there more excited than me to hear that DC was launching (or re-launching, maybe) the Sensation Comics title as a digital first, but I’m totally not making it a competition, because we can all like the same things at different levels, right, pals?
DRM (Digital Rights Management) has been and remains a hot topic for fans of all kinds, and for content creators of all kinds. People want to be able to use the digital media they’ve purchased in whatever way they see fit. Dynamite Entertainment, as of August 20, has addressed … Continue reading
So yesterday, I’m minding my own business, quietly panicking over the fact that there is ONE WEEK UNTIL DRAGONCON HELP, when this tweet notification pops up on my phone: I. Choose. YOU. @blueofthebay @illusClaire @thewherefores https://t.co/q03wrE1lES #icebucketchallenge #supportalsresearch @womenoncomics — ardOmer (@ArdoOmer) August 20, 2014 OH. SNAP. So I responded … Continue reading
Good morning, book lovers! Ardo is taking a break this week, presumably so she can fight crime 24/7, so I’m taking over the Book Beat for today. Or maybe this is a coup! At last, Book Beat, you are mine. Mine!
All-New X-Men #30 Brian Michael Bendis (W) Sara Pichelli (A) Marvel Comics The cover doesn’t lie. X-23 and Angel are an item, spending the night together after last issue’s ending saw them riding off into the sunset on Cyclops’s stolen bike. I was initially trepidatious when Marvel revealed #30’s cover–it … Continue reading
When indie comics creator MariNaomi started researching other person of color cartoonists for an article, the results motivated her to start the Cartoonists of Color database.
Each month,Diamond Comics Distributors releases data on the top selling products from single issue comics, to graphic novels and trade paperbacks, to toys. Their sales data represents items sold through comic book shops.
Strange Days was a box office flop. An underrated, unusual, suspenseful flop starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, and Tom Sizemore. And it is our next pick for the Classic Nerd Movie Club.
Dudes, a tip (pun definitely intended): It is exceedingly unlikely that someone will enjoy a surprise picture of your penis. It is a rarity that one hears their phone buzz, picks it up, sees a photo of just some junk (usually not even artfully staged—give me a decorative fern, a … Continue reading
Happy throwback Thursday Wednesday y’all! I thought it might be fun to revisit an old (two years old, which, in internet time is like, what, 63 or something?) favourite of mine—”I Was a Teenage Douchebag“—written by, who else, Megan Purdy. I love this post, and I really think you will … Continue reading
Is there any sound more gratingly condescending than the low-to-high slide of “hey, guys” coming out of the mouth of a convention volunteer staffer? They raise their hands to chest level, lock eyes with you, and smile sympathetically—it’s not your fault you skirted around the line, you’re just too stupid! … Continue reading
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two: City of Courts (TPB) Douglas Wolk (W) Ulises Farinas (A) IDW Judge Dredd Mega-City Two: City of Courts does what so many other Dredd stories have done—take Dredd, stick him somewhere that isn’t Mega-City One, and watch the culture shock unfold—but with panache and a firsthand … Continue reading
Steven Universe #1 Jeremy Sorese (W) Coleman Engle (A) KaBOOM! Studios Cartoon Network was so confident that Rebecca Sugar’s creation, Steven Universe, would be popular that they greenlit the comic before the first episode even aired. Artist Coleman Engle definitely has the feel of the source material—it looks a lot … Continue reading
Terrifying P.T demo for Silent Hills Big news from Gamescom last week was the teaming up of creator Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro for a new game. For fans of horror, the P.T. (playable teaser) is something not to be missed. Gen Con attendance up 10% Known as … Continue reading
Salt Lake Comic Con knows cosplay isn’t just for conventions. This past weekend they hosted The Cosplay Games, a photo scavenger hunt in Salt Lake City, to get fans excited for the main event in early September. The four hour long event encourages participants to dress up and scour the … Continue reading
News broke today that Adrianne Palicki will appear as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. There is no word yet on how many episodes she will appear in, and no other details were given about how the character will figure into the … Continue reading
Okay! Personal vs Institutional. The difference between hurting someone personally, and hurting them institutionally. This is an important aspect of interpersonal relations which is hard to begin to understand, but if you try…! It actually becomes fairly easy. It’s a matter of practice. Let’s start immediately.
McKelvie and Gillen’s new ongoing series The Wicked + The Divine is a sensation. With strong worldbuilding revolving around different mythological sources, this comic already has fans speculating and theorizing, even with only two issues out. It may be THE comic for mythology nerds, and I couldn’t help but toss my … Continue reading
Kim Possible Disney Channel (2002-2007) Created By Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle The super catchy theme song tells you what you need to know about Kim: I’m your basic average girl/ And I’m here to save the world You can’t stop me ’cause I’m Kim Possible.
New Fraggle Rock Series Brings Another Henson Property to Life Sure to please younger readers and nostalgic fans of the original, a four-issue Fraggle Rock miniseries hits the stands in October. It’s exciting to see Archaia’s continued commitment to bringing the work of Jim Henson into comics, from the award-winning … Continue reading
The #WWACTV chat is where the casual TV viewer and the self-professed (or in denial) addict discuss the newest shows and old favourites. Since we cancelled the July 27th chat, we had four weeks (July 13th-August 1oth) worth of premieres and finales to look at as well as some great TV moments. During the … Continue reading
Monday again, time to catch up with Marvel!
Did you enjoy issue #15′s voyage into the depths of Arkham? Good because it’s not over yet. #16 – The Monster Machine Story by Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV Script by Ray Fawkes Consulting writers: John Layman & Tim Seeley Art by Dustin Nguyen