• I’m Taking The Buffy Challenge

    I’m Taking The Buffy Challenge

    All the seasons of BtVS–TV & Comics–in 2 weeks. Can I do it? I dunno. But I’m trying because … if not my Kickstarter might drive me crazy. So here it is, my first recap. (SPOILER FREE!)

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  • Behind the Scenes with Windblade’s Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone

    Behind the Scenes with Windblade’s Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone

    Every night, I fall asleep beneath the watchful eye of Optimus Prime and his Autobots on one side of my bed, and Megatron and his minions on the other. I grew up in the ‘80s, which makes me a Transformers: Generation One kind of girl, while writer Mairghread Scott and artist Sarah Stone grew up

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  • Reel Geek Girl:  Mr. Peabody and Sherman

    Reel Geek Girl: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

    Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) Ty Burrell,  Max Charles with Patrick Warburton Stanley Tucci and Stephen Colbert PG  92 Minutes When it comes to expanding animated shorts from the 60s and 70s into full-fledged movies, there’s a right way to do it, and there’s a very, very wrong way to do it. The live action

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  • London Super Comic Con Interview: Yanick Paquette

    London Super Comic Con Interview: Yanick Paquette

    The London Super Comic Con guest interviews continue with artist Yanick Paquette. Originally from Quebec, he has been working in US-published comics since 1994. His past projects include the New 52 Swamp Thing and Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer. He is currently working on the much-hyped graphic novel Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince, authored by

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  • Short & Sweet

    Short & Sweet

    Uncanny X-Men #18 Bendis, Lozano, Rudy Marvel Comics What. Was. This? Aside from the cover, which messes with the suspension of disbelief (how in the hell do you get close enough to Cyclops, wonky powers or not, to hold a gun to his head?), this issue is a dramatic shift straight into huh? from the

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  • Review: Young Romance 2: The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics

    Review: Young Romance 2: The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics

    Young Romance 2 Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Michel Gagne, ed. Fantagraphics The tall, chiseled man takes his love into his arms: “Toni—I love you so much! Do you think you can marry a bum who’s gone straight?”

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  • Interview with John Layman of Chew

    Interview with John Layman of Chew

    One of the perks of going as press to London Super Comic Con is having the opportunity to interview John Layman, who is a guest and panel host at LSCC this year.  Although Layman has written for DC and Marvel Comics and served as an editor at Wildstorm, he is probably best known for authoring

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  • Catwoman: The Loss of a Lady

    Catwoman: The Loss of a Lady

    Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman adorned my high school locker, but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve made any real attempt to get to know this character. I’ve always liked Selina Kyle, but I didn’t know why, beyond having an affinity for feline-esque, rule-defying women. Yet she sits among my trifecta of female anti-heroes, alongside Aeon Flux and

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  • Review–Superman: Lois Lane One Shot

    Review–Superman: Lois Lane One Shot

    Superman: Lois Lane Marguerite Bennet Emanuela Lupachina, Megan Ketrick, Ig Guara, Diogenes Neves The first thing I noticed about this one shot was the majority female storytelling team. The second thing I noticed was the shining filament of connectivity with previous versions of Lois Lane. Even though this is The New 52! (complete with exclamation

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  • Store Review: Rodman Comics

    Rodman Comics 318 South Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 965-4592 My partner and I just bought a house in Ankeny, Iowa. It’s a suburb of Des Moines (our capital city) with a population of about 50,000. I’ve been living out of state for a couple years and knew very little about Ankeny so I

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  • Short & Sweet: That Comic Game

    Short & Sweet: That Comic Game

    It’s an all Wendy, all game-adaptations edition of Short & Sweet! We(ndy) reviews Tomb Raider #1 and Mass Effect: Foundation #8.

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  • An introduction to comics academia in the form of a letter to my past self

    An introduction to comics academia in the form of a letter to my past self

    Dear Past Amanda (upon your graduation from high school), Hang on to your hat! Setting aside the fact that these are all spoilers, let me tell you what’s going to happen next: You’re going to live in a castle (what?!) and during your extensive trawling of the internet, you’ll find out about these things that are today

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  • Interview with Artist Roc Upchurch

    Artist Roc Upchurch has been ROCKING Rat Queens and we wanted to catch up with him and find out more about this awesome artist.

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  • News & Things: Beat the Wednesday blues

    Need a bump to make it through hump day? Check out these feel good links about creativity, collaboration and celebrating our fangirl selves. News Webcomic Artist Swap Project results are in In the annual events, 12 artists swapped creative duties on their webcomics last week and now you can view the results. Commentary A new

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  • Interview: Carson Kreitzer, playwright of Lasso of Truth

    Did you know Wonder Woman’s creator also invented the lie detector? Knowing that before creating Diana he was building the first polygraph really puts her lasso’s powers in a whole new light. A new play explores the unusual life William Moulton Marston, the man behind Wonder Woman, and the woman the iconic character was based

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  • Nerd Wedding Roundtable

    Nerd Wedding Roundtable

    The decline of marriage has been a hot topic in media lately, but one area of matrimony that is on the rise: nerd weddings. As more folks marry for love and mutual interests (historically, reasons lower on the list of marriage requirements), new traditions are being forged along the way.

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