Author: Laura Harcourt

Pop’s Diner: 6 Snack Pairings for the Riverdale Premiere

Riverdale, the strange new Archie-comics-meets-Twin-Peaks show debuts tonight on The CW at 9 PM. And lifetime Archie-fan Laura Harcourt, will be live tweeting it for us at @womenonocomics! While Archie has been busily rebooting their classic comics for a YA, romance-loving readership, they’ve also been working with the CW to develop this live action drama, which bears little resemblance to the either the comics of your childhood, or the new Archie line] that debuted in 2015 with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Instead, Riverdale is a noir teen thriller(!?!?!), more in the vein of Pretty Little Liars than Betty & Veronica Double...

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Movies That Moved Me In 2016

I’m not particularly interested in Best Of lists. After the third list it gets stale and instead of discussing art that moved us, the discourse instead seems to focus on who wrote the best list, what rank the obviously good things appeared in. So this year I asked our writers to tell me about the movies that moved them. The ones that made them ugly laugh or ugly cry and the ones that kept them thinking for weeks after. Here’s what they said: Note: Spoilers range from light to severe for lots of movies released this year. Continue at...

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Craft Your Comics: Wonder Woman Clothespin Ornaments

Ornaments have always been a big part of my family’s Christmas traditions: my brother, sister, and I each have plastic tubs full of the ornaments we’ve been gifted over the years, and my mother has been hand-making ornaments for us and for friends and family for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite of these are the clothespin ornaments she made when we were children: soldiers, ballerinas, and carolers that we stuck on our tree and carefully wrapped in tissue paper once the holiday was over. A few years ago, she began making them again. She...

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3 Takes On Josie & the Pussycats #2

Josie & the Pussycats #2 Marguerite Bennett & Cameron Deordio (script), Audrey Mok (art), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colors), Jack Morelli (letters) Archie Comics November 2016 Here we are at Issue #2 of Archie Comics’ latest reboot, Josie and the Pussycats! Although not all of us loved issue #1, we were all pretty interested to see what direction the book would take. Three of us sat down to talk about this second issue: what we liked, what we didn’t, and what we hope to see from the Josie team as they take on one of the greatest girl bands of all.  How was the...

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75 Years of Veronica Lodge: You’re Welcome, World

Archie 75 Series: Veronica Contributors: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Hy Eisman, Mindy Eisman, Barry Grossman, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Kathleen Webb, Bill Yoshida, and Digikore Studies Archie Comics July 2016 The Archie 75 Series reprints a selection of comics that best represent the character in hand – in this case, Veronica Lodge. WWAC has had Team Betty vs. Team Ronnie throwdowns before, but ultimately we love ’em both. Laura Harcourt and Ginnis Tonik, who grew up on Archie comics, decided to review Archie 75 Series: Veronica together to determine if it is in fact the best representation of the Veronica Lodge we...

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