Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 2

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I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention. With so much to see and do, how will a 3 day pass begin to cover it?

Day 2: Today was the … Continue reading

Noelle Stevenson Signing at Challengers Comics

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Lumberjanes, the highly anticipated new mini series from Boom! Studios, made its debut this past Noelle Stevenson, Challengers Comics 2014Wednesday. Co-writer Noelle Stevenson stopped by Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, IL for a flannel filled signing.

On our way to Challengers for the Noelle Stevenson signing, I began to suspiciously eye each person on the bus wearing flannel. Were they heading to the … Continue reading

Review: All-New X-Men #25

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David Marquez, Bruce Timm & Laura Martin, Arthur Adams & Justin Ponsor, David Mack, Skottie Young & Jason Keith, Robbi Rodriguez & Justin Ponsor, Lee Bermejo & Marte Garcia, Kent Williams, J.G. Jones, Ronnie Del Carmen, J. Scott Campbell & Nei Ruffino, Maris Wicks, Jason Shiga, Dan Hipp, Max Wittert, Jake Parker & Matthew Wilson, Jill Thompson, … Continue reading

Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 1

I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention.  With so much to see and do, how will a 3 day pass begin to cover it?

Day 1: The first day … Continue reading

Reading Diaries: Much Ado About YA, and Some Top Five Bad Books

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Of Comics and Men coverWhen last we spoke I was reading Crazy Town. I’m ashamed to say that between work and school, I just didn’t get through it. I recently picked up an interesting book on a research trip to a bookstore (book cover research, aw yeah!). Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books by Jean-Paul Gabilliet looks at aesthetics, production, and creators. … Continue reading

News & Things: Paul Bettany Sexy Robot Edition

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Paul Bettany Confirms Avengers: Age of Ultron Appearance as the Vision 

Paul Bettany spoke to Jimmy Kimmel about finally appearing in person in the Marvel cinematic universe as the Vision in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Seeing as he’s been the deliciously British voice of Jarvis thus far, it’s not a stretch to imagine that there will probably be a Jarvis-Vision connection.  No word yet on whether he’s going to be normal human-colored … Continue reading

London Super Comic Con Interview – Kieron Gillen

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The last of my LSCC interviews is with Kieron Gillen: comics playlist compiler, prolific Tweeter, author of Über, Young Avengers, the Phonogram series, Three, that run of Journey into Mystery, the upcoming The Wicked and the Divine (and much more), and, of course, 2014 GLAAD award recipient (for Young Avengers).

I had originally intended to conduct this as a conventional interview, but it soon grew much bigger than that. Read on for end-of-con … Continue reading

Call for essays: Batwomen75

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Last year we honoured Lois Lane’s 75th birthday with a series of essays from our staff and some awesome guests.

This year, we’re honouring the girls and women of the Batbooks! (Don’t worry, Catwoman will get her own 75th birthday party next year.) Are you a Batfan? A women-of-the-Batbooks fan? Do you have a great idea for an essay? Pitch us!

We’re looking for historical character profiles, thematic, comparative, or critical essays, relationship spotlights, and … Continue reading