Month: September 2013

Judge Dredd Year One Greg Staples IDW Publishing

Judge Dredd: We Are The Law

My road to comics fandom has been a surprisingly short but busy one. Granted, I started reading Batman/Detective as a child, but only started reading Hawkeye and Young Avengers after the Marvel NOW! launch. Similarly, I took a chance on the comical grotesquery of Chew in 2011 mostly because I felt guilty about not reading…

Intersections: Race, Gender, and Comics.

Today we kick off a sprawling new series of essays, interviews, and roundtables. And by sprawling I mean that it’s gonna take awhile. Intersections: Race, Gender, and Comics will look at the comics industry, fandom, and representations of race and gender in comics and their various adaptations. This isn’t a series on race AND gender…

News & Things: Banned Romance

Welcome back to News & Things! Today we’re Hulking out with Firefly, Adventure Time, free Halloween comics, and more! Read of the Week There’s No Excuse For Misogyny In Space Helen O’Hara looks at the treatment of Katee Sackhoff’s character in the new film, Riddick: “This film, more than either previous Riddick effort, feels like…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: So far I hate it

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opens with a soft-toned, unimpassioned voiceover: o brave new world, that has such super-people and super-agents in it. (No exclamation mark). It moves from there to a series of familiar situations, peopled with familiar characters. The sassy hacker. The loner super spy. The down on his luck dad-turned-hero. The tough girl agent…

Spider-Man: The Manga | Marvel. Started in 1997.

Top 10: WTF, Spider-Manga

Spider-Man! He’s been around the world a couple of times. Remember this? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi7qJ4MLCaw&w=420&h=315] That’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here for the Spider-Man manga, released eight years previously and with a wildly different subject matter. This Spider-Man was Komori Yuu (neither Japanese Spider-Man was Peter Parker, nor even alliterative — the toku version…

News & Things: Bi Pride, we have it!

Welcome back to News & Things! Today it’s all bi everything, in honour of yesterday’s Bi Pride/Bisexuality Visibility Day. News Why are the Fall’s LGBT Movies Going Straight to DVD? Film.com discusses an unfortunate trend in queer film distribution. Bi Political Leaders Blazing a Trail for Others Ellyn Ruthstrom on five notable out bisexual U.S….

What’s Hot? September 2013

What’s hot? Well listen– You might have picked up the hints, reader, but let me confirm – we, your contributing team, are women! Women writing about comics. We share this shocking fact in the hope that publicly being Real Nerd Girls might help you/us/everybody forget anybody was ever surprised that people could like things that…

News & Things: The Supreme Excitement of Our Time

Welcome back to News & Things! This week we’re back from Small Press Expo, have new Marvel Studios rumors, and our countdown to Halloween continues! Read of the Week Comics Alliance interviews Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin about March, the autobiographical graphic novel about the Civil Rights Movement: “Each time I pick up the…

0 Shades of Grey: Female Antiheroes on TV

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an antihero is “a protagonist or notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic qualities.” Urban Dictionary takes this definition one step further, claiming that an antihero is “a flawed hero, and therfore (sic), much more intresting (sic) then (sic) the more traditional heros (sic).” Don’t worry. You haven’t stumbled…

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