• Smut Peddler Interview with Editor C. Spike Trotman

    Smut Peddler 2014 met its $20,000 goal in roughly six hours. By the time I chatted with Spike on the Tuesday night after its opening week, the project had just hit $76,000 and was the most popular Kickstarter project of over 3,000 projects the weekend before. Smut Peddler’s editor, C. Spike Trotman, and I connected

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  • Interview with Lightspeed Publisher John Joseph Adams

    Earlier this year, the digital science fiction and fantasy magazine, Lightspeed, ran a hugely successful campaign called “Women Destroy Science Fiction.” The original goal was set at $5,000 but the campaign raised over $50,000. Although the issue is being completely edited by women, the Kickstarter campaign was primarily handled by Lightspeed’s publisher, John Joseph Adams.

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  • Short & Sweet: Marvels & Manga

    Short & Sweet: Marvels & Manga

    Iron Fist The Living Weapon #1 Kaare Andrews Marvel Comics Okay.  That was a disjointed mess.   With weirdly kinetic artwork. It’s very … red. The Danny Rand appearing in this book’s first issue is not the Danny Rand I know. He’s not the laid-back, Zen-like, comic book-reading guy who slips into motion when needed. He’s

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  • Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 3

    I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention.  With so

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  • Interview with Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries “Nightwing: Prodigal”

    Interview with Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries “Nightwing: Prodigal”

    I am a nerd. Loudly and proudly. I am also a huge procrastinator and scatterbrain. Put these two things together, and this is what you get… The Procrastinerdor Presents: Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries Nightwing: Prodigal They say it’s a small world, and when it comes to the acting community in

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  • Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 2

    I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention. With so

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  • Review: All-New X-Men #25

    Review: All-New X-Men #25

    All-New X-Men #25 Brian Michael Bendis David Marquez, Bruce Timm & Laura Martin, Arthur Adams & Justin Ponsor, David Mack, Skottie Young & Jason Keith, Robbi Rodriguez & Justin Ponsor, Lee Bermejo & Marte Garcia, Kent Williams, J.G. Jones, Ronnie Del Carmen, J. Scott Campbell & Nei Ruffino, Maris Wicks, Jason Shiga, Dan Hipp, Max

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  • Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 1

    I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention.  With so

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  • Review: Lumberjanes #1

    Review: Lumberjanes #1

    Lumberjanes #1 Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis Brooke Allen BOOM! Studios The Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis with art by Brooke Allen, hit comic book shops last week. The title had a popular early debut at Emerald City Comic Con, with BOOM! Studios reportedly selling out of the ECCC exclusive covers.  The

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  • London Super Comic Con Interview – Kieron Gillen

    London Super Comic Con Interview – Kieron Gillen

    The last of my LSCC interviews is with Kieron Gillen: comics playlist compiler, prolific Tweeter, author of Über, Young Avengers, the Phonogram series, Three, that run of Journey into Mystery, the upcoming The Wicked and the Divine (and much more), and, of course, 2014 GLAAD award recipient (for Young Avengers). I had originally intended to conduct

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  • Amazon to Acquire comiXology

    If you’re visiting the comiXology website today, you’ll see a “Message from the CEO” rotating on in the banner. After seven years of business, the message from David Steinberger announces that comiXology will become part of the Amazon family. The message also states that they will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary so they can continue

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  • Emerald City Comicon: Smashing Con Harassment

    I spent last weekend in Seattle as an attendee of Emerald City Comicon, and honestly, I’m still coming down from the whole experience. It was awesome. While it was my third time attending ECCC, it this was my first time cosplaying. It was my first time cosplaying EVER. I had no idea what to expect,

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  • Super MOOC March Check-In

    Super MOOC March Check-In

    It’s been a few weeks since the start of the Social Issues through Comic Books course. In its first module, Addiction, students were given tools to understand and recognize addiction so they could better identify addiction in the weekly readings. Weekly readings have included Buzzkill, Green Lantern V2 #85 & 86, Sex Criminals #1, and

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  • Webcomics Capsules: Superheroes and Feminists

    Webcomics Capsules: Superheroes and Feminists

    Webcomics Capsules is all about short webcomics reviews—more like recommendations, actually. See what our writers are enjoying around the web, choose your favorites and get to reading! This edition has two of my favorite things: superheroes and feminism. Laugh with (at) Jean Grey and Scott Summers in Max Wittert’s parody, or the folks at The

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  • Short & Sweet: Surfing and Surviving

    Short & Sweet: Surfing and Surviving

    Silver Surfer #1 Dan Slott and Mike Allred; cover by Mike Allred Marvel Comics   Oh, this is gonna be fun. Our Surfer is out in space doing his Surfer thing, being kind to smaller creatures and suchlike. But many years ago, twin girls Eve and Dawn mistook him for a falling star and made

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  • Cosplay Hustle: Con Prep on a Short Time Budget

    I am a nerd. Loudly and proudly. I am also a huge procrastinator and scatterbrain. Put these two things together, and this is what you get… The Procrastinerdor Presents: Cosplaying: A Last-Minute Thor costume for ECCC I’ve been going down to Seattle from Vancouver for Emerald City Comic for four years now. This year we

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