• The Glorious Rise and Inevitable Slightly Downward Slide (We’re Talking Like 100 Yards Max) Of Joss Whedon

    The Glorious Rise and Inevitable Slightly Downward Slide (We’re Talking Like 100 Yards Max) Of Joss Whedon

    Joss Whedon is going to be okay. He’s a millionaire; his latest movie Avengers: Age of Ultron was the second biggest opening weekend in movie history, falling behind Marvel’s The Avengers, which he also helmed. He’s credited with creating several cult favorite television shows as well as the Dr. Horrible webseries. Whedon has also won

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  • Review: Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel

    Review: Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel

    Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel Mairghread Scott (writer), Mirka Andolfo (artist), Chiara Zeppegno & Agnese Pozza (colors), Erica Schultz (letters) Cover by Joyce Chin Dynamite May 6, 2015 Welcome to the first post in our huge Swords of Sorrow event! We’re starting out with the prequel to the series, Chaos, reviewed by Kate and yours truly!

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Cosplanet

    Kickstarter of the Week: Cosplanet

    Calling all cosplayers! This week’s Kickstarter IndieGoGo is a film called Cosplanet: The Evolution of Cosplay being produced by Respect Films. This documentary is a project that covers the history of cosplay from its origins in the seventies, when it was still known as “costuming,” to the cultural phenomenon it has become. For the film

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  • Swords of Sorrow #1: Let’s Talk About Those Covers

    Swords of Sorrow #1: Let’s Talk About Those Covers

    Swords of Sorrow #1 Gail Simone (writer), Sergio Davila (artist), Jorge Sutil (colors), Erica Schultz (letters) Scott Campbell & Nei Ruffino (main cover) Dynamite May 6, 2015

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  • Drink Your Comics: Orphan Black

    Drink Your Comics: Orphan Black

    Orphan Black is currently in its third season on BBC America and Space.ca. Not only has the show’s popularity titillated geeks and feminists and feminist geeks alike, but the show has recently branched out into comics. In celebration, we are drinking our comics, Orphan Black style! Trust us, the drinking will help you keep up with

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  • They Make Us Like Them: On Identity and Gentrification [SPOILERS]

    They Make Us Like Them: On Identity and Gentrification [SPOILERS]

    I am a foreigner and an ethnic minority. I spent my entire childhood in the predominantly Asian-ethnic environment of Hawaii. My adulthood has played out so far in predominantly white regions and, within that, extremely white-dominated academic and professional fields; that’s what happens when you get into the humanities. Living among the white people of

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  • Music and a Muse: Your Lie in April

    Music and a Muse: Your Lie in April

    Your Lie in April Naoshi Arakawa (mangaka); Alethea and Athena Nibley (translation); Scott Brown (lettering) Cover Design by Phil Balsman Kodansha Comics April 21, 2015 There’s something fascinating about the depiction of an auditory experience in visual form. What does it look like to play music? How do those feelings manifest? Can a story about music be

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  • M0th3r G4m1ng: Mamas in Games for Your Mother’s Day

    M0th3r G4m1ng: Mamas in Games for Your Mother’s Day

    Spoiler Warning: Of some old games, so really, it’s probably okay. Soon, it will be Mother’s Day. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this holiday, but I pay someone to listen to me talk about that, so you can just listen to me talk about something way more fun. Mothers in video games. 

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