Author: Claire Napier

Fall Reading

Fall is a good time for books that will destroy your everything. It’s not winter, when disaffection can stretch on into misery. Fall? There are pumpkins to carve, fallen leaves to jump into, and forget seasonal affective disorder–there’s still enough sun to keep you from the black pit of despair we call deep winter. I read a…

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…

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…

Top 10: Best? Worst? Moomins merchandise options

A lot of the nerd identity is wrapped up in consumerism; maybe you’ve been there, but have you got the t-shirt? Did you make a Portal birthday cake? Do you wash with TARDIS soap? And I get it, of course – souvenirs are nice and they make you feel good. When you’ve had a swell time…

Top 10: Comic Book Movies

Claire’s Top Ten live-action comic adaptation films! Personal thoughts Not objective. “Comic book” movies are superhumanly sustaining their moment in the sun, with plenty more to come. But as previously discussed, comics have been adapted for the silver screen since 1898! I haven’t watched anywhere near most of them, but I’ve seen plenty, and here’s.. my…

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