• The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)

    The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)

    My ten-year-old daughter loves Minecraft. Like. Looooves Minecraft. She talks about it. All. The. Time. Someone might say that now I ought to know how people feel when I talk about BioWare games all the time, but pfft. Don’t be silly. Everyone loves BioWare. Well, even if I don’t enjoy the incessant Minecraft chatter, as a

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: #BiWeek Edition!

    Mighty Marvel Monday: #BiWeek Edition!

    It’s Mighty Marvel Monday! It’s also Bisexual Awareness Week (#biweek), and in honor of that, and the fact that other than a Doctor Strange casting confirmation and some Luke Cage casting confirmations Marvel news is pretty quiet, I’m taking the opportunity to revisit a few of Marvel’s bisexual characters (though not all, so to see more

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  • Geek Subscription Boxes: A Review of Loot Crate and Nerd Block

    Geek Subscription Boxes: A Review of Loot Crate and Nerd Block

    If the Facebook ads are any indication, subscription box services are steadily growing in popularity. Everything from collections of health food to make-up can find its way through the mail to your front door. What usually makes a subscription box so much fun is not knowing what’s going to be in the box until you

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  • Happily Never After vs Aggressive Heteronormativity: Families in Naruto

    Happily Never After vs Aggressive Heteronormativity: Families in Naruto

    Long-running ninja shounen manga series, Naruto, concluded late last year with Chapter 700. It’s a finale that’s gone down in history as a serious competitor with the Harry Potter epilogue for Most Banal Ending Award. Why? Much like Harry Potter, everyone gets paired. Everyone. Yes, even that person. While the ship wars may lead you

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  • Women Sweep 2015 Ignatz Awards

    Women Sweep 2015 Ignatz Awards

    The Ignatz Awards winners were announced last night (see an explanation and the nominees list here), and in an unprecedented result, a woman won every single category, with some even picking up more than one award.  But lest these results tempt us to view indie comics as a kind of feminist utopia, let us be reminded

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  • Review: March: Book Two – A Bigger, Longer Walk

    Review: March: Book Two – A Bigger, Longer Walk

    March: Book Two John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (writers), Nate Powell (artist) Top Shelf Productions January 15, 2015 Disclaimer: This book was reviewed using a free digital review copy provided by Top Shelf Productions. If you have recently heard Congressman John Lewis speak, than his voice will probably play in your head while reading this: confident, with the

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  • Five Times the Grey-Summers Family Tree Got Weird

    Five Times the Grey-Summers Family Tree Got Weird

    X-Men history time again! Today we take a look at the Grey-Summers family—clones, time-travel, and all. After her first clone died, Scott Summers married a second clone of his dead girlfriend. For today’s purposes, there are three Jean Greys: Jean Phoenix Jean Madelyne Pryor Scott Summers’ DNA and Jean Grey’s DNA have been combined several

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  • Shinbun Saturday: TOKYOPOP Aims for 2016 Relaunch

    Shinbun Saturday: TOKYOPOP Aims for 2016 Relaunch

    TOKYOPOP talks more about its future plans TOKYOPOP sent waves through the industry earlier this year at Anime Expo when they announced their intention to get back into the manga business. Some of it stirred up memories about the company’s influence on the North American manga scene; others raised concerns about their questionable contracts. More

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