• Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell

    Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell

    Amalgam Studios has bestowed upon us the best-worst gift of all; a radical trailer for a comic-to-film adaptation of Bitch Planet that should exist, but probably never will. Fall to your knees and shake your fists at the heavens and lament with me; why are are we getting Ant Man but NOT THIS? Because life

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Ava’s Demon

    Kickstarter of the Week: Ava’s Demon

    Ava’s Demon is an ongoing science fiction and fantasy, multimedia webcomic about a girl named Ava and the demon haunting her. Creator Michelle Czajkowski Ava’s Demon Book Two Kickstarter campaign aims to print the first ever copies of Book Two but also reprint copies of Book One for folks who missed it. I was drawn

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  • Why Marvel Needs a New Swimsuit Special

    Why Marvel Needs a New Swimsuit Special

    This week we learned just how close the world was to receiving a new collection of sexy pinups à la Marvel Swimsuit Special style, from creators Kristafer Anka and Kevin Wada. Many were quick to condemn Marvel for saying no to a proposed sketchbook from Anka and Wada, but it turns out the creators walked away from

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  • Reviews Roulette: Girl Fighters, Burger Cupids — Dinomite!

    Reviews Roulette: Girl Fighters, Burger Cupids — Dinomite!

    In Reviews Roulette comics are assigned without foreknowledge or regard to preference. Basically Megan picks stuff from her previews queue and doles it out haphazardly. These are the results.   Cap Stone #1 Christina McCormack, Liam Sharp (W), Liam Sharp (A) Titan Comics Release Date: December 16, 2014 The world’s only superhero, Captain Stone, has disappeared

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  • Drink Your Comics: Jem and the Holograms

    Drink Your Comics: Jem and the Holograms

    One of the things we are most most excited about this coming year is IDW’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic, which OMGLOOKSOOOOFUN. While the new comic allows us to get our inner 80’s child on and expose new, young readers to the total outrageousness that is Jem, as adults we can also enjoy this new

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  • Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 2014

    Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 2014

    According to Diamond Comic Distributors, two of the most successful comics of 2014 were female led solo titles: Ms. Marvel #1 and Thor #1. Let that sink in. Has it sunk in? Oh, excellent. Let us continue. If you’re wondering what the Diamond Gem Awards are, Diamond describes them as awards that are “…recognized within

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  • The Local: Freaks and Geeks, the “YMCA for nerds”

    The Local: Freaks and Geeks, the “YMCA for nerds”

    You know when you just meet some people and your geeky sense just goes all tingly? That’s how I felt meeting the owners, Beth Baalman and Alec Featherstone, of Denton’s newest geek haven Freaks and Geeks. Seriously, I live in the best town, y’all. I mean if you can get past the redness and…hubris of

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  • The Thing About Superman

    The Thing About Superman

    Last year, I wrote a piece where I selected Captain America over Superman as representative of what it means to be an inspiring, benevolent, super powered person. I based my decision on my feelings about the character of Superman, which tend to lean towards that of Lex Luthor. I appreciate that Superman does wonderful things for the

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  • The Twin Peaks Log S.2 E.2

    The Twin Peaks Log S.2 E.2

    Welcome to our biweekly roundtable of Twin Peaks where we are working our way through every. Single. Episode. Some of us are regulars and some of us newbies, but none of our experiences are the same. So get yourself a damn fine cup of coffee, watch along with us, and feel free to chime in

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  • Motorcycles, Archery, Can I Die Happy? Robin of Sherwood, TX

    Motorcycles, Archery, Can I Die Happy? Robin of Sherwood, TX

    Sherwood, TX Shane Berryhill, Daniel Hillyard, Charlie Kirchoff, Ed Dukeshire 12-Gauge Comics 2014

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  • Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection

    Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection

    Attention UK and Ireland Dreddheads: do you want even more Judge Dredd in your life? Preferably in a nice hardcover format that looks really cool on your bookcase? Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection is here to help. Published by 2000AD and Hachette (not Rebellion, the usual publisher), the Mega Collection is a series of collected

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  • Review: Lady Killer #1 (spoilers)

    Review: Lady Killer #1 (spoilers)

    Lady Killer #01 Joelle Jones & James S. Rich (w) Joelle Jones (a) Dark Horse January 7, 2015 “Betty Draper meets Hannibal.”

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  • Kentucky Route Zero: The Creation of a Story

    Kentucky Route Zero: The Creation of a Story

    Cardboard Computer PC, Mac, Linux 2013 The Stage So Far Magic realism, bluegrass, metaphysical landscapes, whiskey, a highway to nowhere and everywhere. This is the stage for Kentucky Route Zero, an ongoing point-and-click adventure game that is now in its third of five planned “Acts.” Released nearly two years ago, I’ve sporadically checked in with

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  • Diversity in Comics: Voting With Your Dollars

    Diversity in Comics: Voting With Your Dollars

    Diversity in comics, both on the page and amongst those creating them, has been at the forefront of comics journalism for the past several years. Highly visible, successful comics that feature diverse subjects and creators have provided hopeful signs of change. Image’s Saga features a woman of color as co-lead, and was co-created by artist

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  • Short & Sweet: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Axis, and More!

    Short & Sweet: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Axis, and More!

    Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1  Ryan North (W), Erica Henderson and Maris Wicks (A) Marvel Comics January 7, 2015 Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl! She’s a human and also a squirrel! And maybe she’s the greatest hero in the universe! Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 is a bright, cheerful, exuberant read, and it’s my first “must read” comic

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  • Quick Change: Carrie-ing On

    Quick Change: Carrie-ing On

    It is eight o’clock in the morning, your fellow geek calls you up and announces a last-minute con she has decided to attend. Obviously, you have to go with her, but what to wear? It is now time to perform your own superhuman feat and put together an acceptable geek outfit from easily found items.

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