Author: Annie Bulloch

Cook Your Comics: Riverdale Burgers

Archie #1, released earlier this month, is a relaunch of the series that began in 1942. The new series is updated for modern times, but it still has the element that always fascinated me most: giant piles of hamburgers. As a strongly food-oriented person, I can identify with Jughead’s burger obsession, although not his metabolism. In the past, the burgers of Riverdale were often drawn to look plain: pure beef on a bun, Ron Swanson-style. But nowadays, they draw in some lettuce, tomato, and such, because eating nothing but bread and meat sets a bad example for everyone, really....

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Cook Your Comics: Squirrel Girl’s Chocolate Chip Nut Bread

Are you reading Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl from writer Ryan Q. North and artist Erica Henderson? Why not? Do you hate laughter? Because it is the funniest series currently being published. It makes me laugh so hard that eventually no sound comes out, and then I almost pass out from lack of oxygen. If the series had a crossover with Chip Zdarsky’s Howard the Duck, which is very nearly as funny, I might need a doctor’s supervision to read it safely. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is relentlessly silly, upbeat, and adorable. Doreen Green is an excellent role model. While...

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Cook Your Comics: Daredeviled Eggs Two Ways

Daredevil is the comic that got me into comics, way back in 1998, and I’ve been reading it ever since. I love reading about Matt Murdock’s adventures, which usually involve mobsters, ninjas, relationships that fall apart spectacularly, Catholic guilt, and occasional legal drama. Many of his problems are driven by his own ego and his compulsion to fight crime in his neighborhood. Matt is the kind of person I enjoy spending fictional time with, but like many of the most interesting characters, he would be terrible to have to deal with in real life. Even Foggy Nelson, his best...

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Mighty Marvel Besties: Age of Ultron Reviewed [SPOILERS]

Avengers: Age of Ultron By Annie Bulloch and Meredith Guthrie Director: Joss Whedon Writer: Joss Whedon (screenplay) Stars: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson Release Date: May 1, 2015 (U.S.) Annie: At this point, I can’t view an entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe like I would most movies. Those characters are my friends. I like to hang out with them and see what they’re up to, even if said hangout isn’t the BEST PARTY EVAR. Even if they’re having kind of...

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Cook Your Comics: Avengers Party Snack Assembly Plan

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out very soon, and I am excited. I would still be excited if it turned out the entire movie took place during the party at Tony Stark’s place featured in some of the promos. I’d like to see these characters hanging out and interacting. I fully believe they would make a party game out of trying to lift Mjolnir. Equally strong is my belief that you can’t have a party without snacks. And so, I have recipes for three party appetizers that are perfect for gatherings like this. You could make one and bring it...

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