• London Super Comic Con Interview: Al Ewing and Lee Garbett

    London Super Comic Con Interview: Al Ewing and Lee Garbett

    As readers of my convention diaries may recall, at this year’s LSCC I had the chance to interview Al Ewing and Lee Garbett, the writer and artist on the new Marvel Comics series Loki: Agent of Asgard. We started out talking about Loki, but by the time we were done we’d touched on almost anything

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  • Comics Academe: Christianity, Comics, and the Classroom

    Comics Academe: Christianity, Comics, and the Classroom

    Comics! Academics! The Bible?! When I tell people I study the Bible and comics, I never quite know how they’re going to take it. Will they be more offended by the Bible part or the comics part? In my North American context, many people conflate the Bible and its intense study with very conservative Christianity, but

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  • The Walking Dead: You get to come back

    The Walking Dead: You get to come back

    Somewhere in the first half season two of The Walking Dead, I tapped out. This was a zombie show that had a severe lack of zombies popping out to actually kill people. Instead, there were a lot of people whining and bitching at each other, while accomplishing a whole lot of nothing. I returned for

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  • How Do You Feel About Jem: The Movie?

    How Do You Feel About Jem: The Movie?

    The recent announcement of a Jem live action movie was followed by a lot of buzz. Just as quickly as the excitement took off, the skepticism reared its head, as word got out that creator Christy Marx was not going to be included in the project. So how do fans really feel? We reached out

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 9

    Buffy Challenge Season 9

    Season 9 OMGIMADEIT I DID IT Character Arc: Buffy Out of Place to Slayer at the Center We’re back to it! Zompires! And a BIG BAD that scares the BIG BADS! AND! AND! We’re back to having not super powered Scoobies and I <3 that so much. Best Issue: “Billy the Vampire Slayer.” Worst Issue: I

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 8

    Buffy Challenge Season 8

    Buffy Season 8 Character Arc: Slayer Gatherer to Slayer Abjured It is interesting to see the transition from TV to Comics. The things that were strengths in the show (BIG OL’ ROUSING SPEECHES! for one) would fall flat in a comic. And they know it and play with it. The main story picks up towards

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 7

    Buffy Challenge Season 7

    Season 7 Character Arc: Slayer Teacher to Slayer Master Slow to start, but then ALL PLOT, ALL THE TIME! While there are aspects of this season that I don’t care for, and at times it feels like they had four different plots planned out and they realized they had only one season left so they

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  • Collaborative Review: Hidden, Out Today

    Collaborative Review: Hidden, Out Today

    First Second brings us Hidden, out today. By Loïc Dauvillier, translated from its original French, with art from Marc Lizano and inks by Greg Salsedo, it is a Holocaust education story for younger children. Hidden follows the story of Dounia, who tells her granddaughter the story of her experience during the Holocaust as a little girl.

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  • Reading in Downward Dog: The WWAC Help-You-Out Workout Resource

    Reading in Downward Dog: The WWAC Help-You-Out Workout Resource

    Reader, I’m planning something. Something to do with… …Sports and exercise. And comics.

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 6

    Buffy Challenge Season 6

    Season 6 Character Arc: Slayer Returned, To Slayer Alive The season, while PLAGUED with issues (see what to Watch Out For), has a tight plot, and is a fast paced emotional roller coaster. SERIOUS FEELS AHOY. Watch For: Dawn breathing fire, floating Tara is made “COME plete” *wink wink nudge nudge,* and Dark Willow—which is WAY

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 5

    Buffy Challenge Season 5

    Season 5 Character Arc: Stand Alone Sister to Sacrifice This season is almost all plot and very little monster o’ the week. Basically if you aren’t completely sucked in by the Glory/Spike/family issues story-lines, Buffy isn’t for you anymore, because there aren’t any haunted houses or spooky children to get by on. But you should

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  • Buffy Challenge: Season 4

    Buffy Challenge: Season 4

    Season 4 Character Arc: Fish out of Water to Rebel with a Cause Setting: UC Sunnydale Plotwise the beginning of the season isn’t my fave. On one hand college! And Spike! On the other hand Riley never really did it for me. Yeah, I’m not really for the AW SHUCKS, MA’AM types. At least not

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  • Short & Sweet: Superior X-Men Orphanage!

    Short & Sweet: Superior X-Men Orphanage!

    Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man Christos N. Gage and Richard Elson; cover by Jeff Dekal Marvel Comics I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I picked up the main Inhumanity series and decided I wanted this one shot to go with it. I’m really glad I picked it up. The Superior Spider-Man title itself seems

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  • Review:  Ms. Marvel #2

    Review: Ms. Marvel #2

    Ms. Marvel #2 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by  Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics “All Mankind” — Part Two of Five Part one of our newest Marvel heroine’s story, “Metamorphosis” was my opening review of the Ms. Marvel title.  Issue two gets the story moving. This comic starts with the moment after

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  • Buffy Challenge Season 3

    Buffy Challenge Season 3

    Season 3 Character Arc: Gone Girl to White Knightress Principal: Snyder This is where the plot actually start to gel. Characters start to make choices based on who they are. Things really start moving! This doesn’t mean I LIKE everything that happens. IN FACT I AM QUITE GRUMPY about certain things. *grump* #TeamOz Watch for:

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  • Holy Inadvertently Marketing Rape Culture!

    Marketing can be a tricky thing; I get it. There has been no shortage of ad campaigns, especially those directed primarily toward men, that have represented women in, let’s just say, questionable ways. Unfortunately, despite the fact that comic book readers and fans are—and always have been—comprised of a large portion of women, comic-books and

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