• We Still Believe: Gin & Kate review X-Files Season 10, Vol. 5

    We Still Believe: Gin & Kate review X-Files Season 10, Vol. 5

    X-Files Season 10, Vol. 5 HC Joe Harris (script), Matthew Dow Smith (art), Jordie Bellaire (colors), Chris Mowry (letters) IDW September 30, 2015 Gin and Kate finally wrap up X-Files Season 10 with Volume 5. Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers and is based on an advanced review copy from IDW.

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  • The “Love Triangle” Arc of Daria or The Ballad of Daria, Jane and Tom

    The “Love Triangle” Arc of Daria or The Ballad of Daria, Jane and Tom

    Daria had some amazing character development for its time. The show featured superbly colorful characters and the storylines were simple and easily to follow along with. If you’re already caught up with Daria (from either watching it for the first time or a life long fan), you may notice at the end of season three moving into season

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  • Geek Parenting: Finn from Adventure Time Costume, Semi-homemade Style

    Geek Parenting: Finn from Adventure Time Costume, Semi-homemade Style

    So you have a kid who wants to cosplay. Or maybe they just want a really cool Halloween costume. Or maybe they just like to play dress-up as their favorite characters. Whatever the reason, they’re looking to you (as the coolest parent on the planet clearly) to make it happen. But…what if you’ve never made a costume before?

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  • Books That Shaped Me: L.J. Smith’s Night World

    Books That Shaped Me: L.J. Smith’s Night World

    There are the YA classics many of us read, such as Newberry Award recognized books like The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, and many more. I vaguely remember these books, but I certainly don’t

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  • Review: Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

    Review: Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

    Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology Editor: Sfé R. Monster Assistant Editor: Taneka Stotts Beyond Cover Artist: Levi Hastings Beyond Interior Artist: Evan Dahm Contributors: Gabby Reed, Rachel Dukes, Niki Smith, Reed Black, Christianne Goudreau, Taneka Stotts, Ted Closson, Wm Brian MacLean, Blue Delliquanti, Shing Yin Khor, Kiku Hughes, Jon Cairns, Sfé

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  • Zine Review: Nonbinary by Melanie Gillman

    Zine Review: Nonbinary by Melanie Gillman

    Nonbinary Melanie Gillman If you’re a webcomics reader, you may be familiar with Melanie Gillman’s beautifully illustrated As The Crow Flies. Nonbinary still features Gillman’s extraordinary shading and color-sense, but jumps genres into nonfiction, autobio comics. In sixteen pages, the artist crafts a highly accessible and very personal portrait of their experience coming out as

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  • Dynamite Announces New Red Sonja Writer

    Dynamite Announces New Red Sonja Writer

    Gail Simone has been teasing for awhile on her Tumblr about who the new writer will be for Red Sonja now that Simone has stepped down, but with a recent press release from Dynamite, the new Red Sonja writer has been revealed. It’s MARGUERITE BENNETT of DC Bombshells, A-Force, and other great lady-led comics. Essentially, this

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  • X-Men: A Return to the Classics

    X-Men: A Return to the Classics

    If I share my Classic X-Men collection with you, it’s not merely because you are or are becoming an X-Men fan and I think this is required reading for your journey. When I share my Classic X-Men with you, I’m offering you a piece of my soul; a peek at what goes on in my head

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  • 4 Takes On the Role of the Direct Market in Growing “Comics” (Or Not)

    4 Takes On the Role of the Direct Market in Growing “Comics” (Or Not)

    This article is a part of a blog carnival hosted by Women Write About Comics, and is a collection of responses to this question, posed by Nick Hanover of Loser City: “Is it possible for comics to grow sustainably if the direct market continues to dominate distribution?”  Kat Overland: I think it’s hard know, first,

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  • A Splat a Day for #Inktober2015

    A Splat a Day for #Inktober2015

    For those that follow comic artists, or illustrators in general, you may have seen a hashtag called #Inktober or #Inktober2015 flying around, and no, this is not a call to pay homage to our Squid Overlords whom blessed us with the power of ink. Inktober is an artistic challenge, set in the month of October and first started

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  • Accessorize Your Way to Efangelism: Geek Accessories Start Geek Conversations

    Accessorize Your Way to Efangelism: Geek Accessories Start Geek Conversations

    One of the many good things about being an unabashed geek-slash-fangirl is that people know what kind of person they’re dealing with and immediately are able to tell when they encounter a kindred spirit. I recently bought a fandom T-shirt from Teepublic that features a double sided inside joke for fans of both The Walking

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  • Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word

    Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word

    For a long time I’ve been pondering the roles that mothers play in fiction, especially media aimed towards younger viewers. Sometimes nameless, occasionally silent, women who are either helpless, shrill, or too often dead before any story can begin. These aren’t always terrible roles for characters to play, given the right attention and nurturing they

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  • Review: Heart in a Box

    Review: Heart in a Box

    Heart in a Box Kelly Thompson (words), Meredith McClaren (art) Dark Horse Books September 16, 2015 Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers and is based on an advanced review copy from Dark Horse Books. Heart in a Box is a brand new graphic novel written by Kelly Thompson (Jem & the Holograms, Captain Marvel &

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  • A Peek Into Fable Comics

    A Peek Into Fable Comics

    From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York

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  • Queens, Pirates, and Goddesses: The Women of Swords & Sorcery

    Queens, Pirates, and Goddesses: The Women of Swords & Sorcery

    Although pulp swords and sorcery books feature plenty of scantily clad women on their covers, sometimes there is a different kind of woman inside. She fears neither man nor beast, leads men into battle, captains pirate ships, and lures men to their deaths. Belit and Valeria fought alongside Conan as equals, while Jirel of Joiry

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  • Five Times Jean Grey Got Kissed And Didn’t Expect It

    Five Times Jean Grey Got Kissed And Didn’t Expect It

    While I was looking for images with which to furnish the Top Five Scott & Jean Moments, it turned out to be rather easier to stumble across Jean being kissed (or almost kissed) and being shocked about it, than finding pictures of Jean and Scott. Jean: one of the founding five X-Men, perhaps the most

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