Weekend Review

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Ghost in the Shell, DC vs Marvel Burlesque, Marco Polo, teenage werewolves, and lots and lots of great reads. Here’s what we talked about at WWAC this past week!

On Monday…

Megan P. presented her survey findings in part one of “Portrait of a Comic Journalist,” while Al’s Reddit Secret Santa nailed it with this holiday gift exchange. A Marvel + Sephora team up, A tiny Antman, and an Inhuman Vin Diesel? Ivy filled us in on the latest Marvel news. Are you thinking about a trip to the movies this month? Check out our staff picks. Staying in to read instead? Christa picked her favourite LGBTQ reads of 2014.

Marco Polo | Netflix (2014)On Tuesday…

Ardo and Wendy questioned the critics in their discussion of Netflix’s Marco Polo. Our staff revealed their new comic pull plans for the month, Christa has more reading recommendations with books coming out this year, and Mark Zuckerberg has started a Facebook book club that Ardo thinks is a great idea.

On Wednesday…

Kelly reviewed 2000AD, and lucky Ginnis attended the DC vs Marvel performance at Viva Dallas Burlesque. Staff had feelings about the Ghost in the Shell casting announcement. Brenda has the latest in gaming news, WWAC Warrior Lela reveals that she was a teenage werewolf, and Christa recommended even more cool books to read.

On Thursday…

marvel-agent-carter-poster-620x370Gotham returned from hiatus and Kayleigh reviewed the latest episode, “Rogue’s Gallery.” On the Marvel TV front, Agent Carter had its debut, and Ivy shared her thoughts. We made our new years reading resolutions, Ardo filled us in on book industry news, and Rine learned more about the world of comics by becoming non-compliant.

On Friday…

Laura checked in on DC’s plans for the new year. Size matters in Brenda’s atomic Kickstarter of the Week. Wendy played Injustice: Gods Among Us. J.A. had very strong feelings about the existence of Damian Wayne. And Kelly was very excited about Monstress by Marjorie Liu and drawn by Sana Takeda, which was announced at the Image Expo.

In the news…

  • Elana Pritchard Jail Comics Toilet PaperCartoonist Elaine Pritchard documents the the light and dark side of her time spent at the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) in Lynwood and the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Batman artist Norm Breyfogle suffered a stroke over the holidays and his family has turned to crowdfunding to help him through this difficult time.
  • Big name authors like Margaret Atwood are looking to a new story-telling medium. Atwood will be working with  Canadian illustrator Renee Nault on an adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, to be published in the U.S. by Nan A. Talese in 2016.
  • Several museum directors answered the questions “What was the first work of art that left an impression on you?” and “What is one work in your museum’s collection that you revisit most?”
nstallation view of Ruffneck Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media. http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/8-museum-directors-on-their-favorite-work-of-art.html?mid=twitter_vulture

Installation view of Ruffneck Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Aaron Igler/Greenhouse Media.

 

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