Month: March 2014

London Super Comic Con: Day 2 Diary

 London Super Comic Con: Day 2 Diary – The Rundown Panels: The Return of Miracleman (Marvelman), Avatar Press and Max Brooks: Uncut, Creativity in Comics. Geek wear: Batman top from Junk Food, Batman shoes from Converse, Spider sweater. Free stuff: Limited edition Chew print, signed by Rob Guillory.   “I AM SO SLEEPY,” my notes…

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Buffy Challenge Season 5

Season 5 Character Arc: Stand Alone Sister to Sacrifice This season is almost all plot and very little monster o’ the week. Basically if you aren’t completely sucked in by the Glory/Spike/family issues story-lines, Buffy isn’t for you anymore, because there aren’t any haunted houses or spooky children to get by on. But you should…

News & Things: Wolverine, Elves, and the God of Manga

News Osamu Tezuka Erotic Drawings Found The daughter of the late Tezuka, frequently called “the god of manga,” unlocked a desk belonging to the artist which contained “a half-eaten piece of chocolate, a handwritten essay about Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and a bag of sketches, including a stash of erotic drawings by Tezuka.” ECC’s Broadening Comics Readership…

Kickstarter of the Week: Family Portraits

The video opening for the Family Portraits Kickstarter draws you in right from the start. Sam appears waving before the camera, then wearing a sweater vest, button down shirt and glasses he addresses the camera saying: “Hi, my name’s Sam and I’ve been drawing since I was a little girl.” Using different comic styles, Sam’s…

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Buffy Challenge: Season 4

Season 4 Character Arc: Fish out of Water to Rebel with a Cause Setting: UC Sunnydale Plotwise the beginning of the season isn’t my fave. On one hand college! And Spike! On the other hand Riley never really did it for me. Yeah, I’m not really for the AW SHUCKS, MA’AM types. At least not…

Review: Ms. Marvel #2

Ms. Marvel #2 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by  Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics “All Mankind” — Part Two of Five Part one of our newest Marvel heroine’s story, “Metamorphosis” was my opening review of the Ms. Marvel title.  Issue two gets the story moving. This comic starts with the moment after…

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Buffy Challenge Season 3

Season 3 Character Arc: Gone Girl to White Knightress Principal: Snyder This is where the plot actually start to gel. Characters start to make choices based on who they are. Things really start moving! This doesn’t mean I LIKE everything that happens. IN FACT I AM QUITE GRUMPY about certain things. *grump* #TeamOz Watch for:…

London Super Comic Con: Day 1 Diary

London Super Comic Con: Day 1 Diary–The Rundown Panels: We are BOOM!, IDW Invades! Signings: Kieron Gillen, Si Spurrier, Al Ewing, Lee Garbett Geek wear: Judge Dredd cardigan (custom order) Free stuff: Preview comic of Disenchanted, by Si Spurrier and German Erramouspe   I arrive at the Excel Centre feeling more tired than I should. This morning I woke up terribly early and…

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