• Character Appreciation: Squirrel Girl

    Character Appreciation: Squirrel Girl

    Squirrel Girl was originally created in 1991 by writer Will Murray and artist Steve Ditko, based on Murray’s ex-girlfriend who read comics, loved wild animals, and was a big fan of Ditko. Explains Murray in an interview: “I think I got the idea because I had a bunch of squirrels running around my roof and

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  • Queerness in Cartoons: The Legend of Korra Finale (1/2)

    Queerness in Cartoons: The Legend of Korra Finale (1/2)

    With the finale of The Legend of Korra having officially aired, we can now see the ripples its aftermath has created throughout the media. When protagonist Korra and her close female friend Asami Sato ended the show by walking into the literal spiritual sunset together, the implications of romance were hard to deny, so much

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  • Short & Sweet: X-Men, Conan vs. Red Sonja, & Doctor Who!

    Short & Sweet: X-Men, Conan vs. Red Sonja, & Doctor Who!

    All-New X-Men #35 Brian Michael Bendis (W), Mahmud Asrar (A) Marvel Comics Jan 21, 2015 The All-New X-Men continue their adventures in the Ultimate Universe, but before they can return to their rightful reality they must defeat Ultimate Dr. Doom. This issue is full of amusing character moments like Iceman continuing to annoy every version

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  • Welcome to Gotham Academy

    Welcome to Gotham Academy

    Gotham Academy Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher DC Comics Gotham Academy is what I like to call DC’s way in with the young adult readership. Of course we have the current run of Batgirl too, but Gotham Academy is a new series with all new characters and it’s outside the influence of DC’s other titles.

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  • Survey Alert: Young Reader Comics

    Survey Alert: Young Reader Comics

    Are you an editor or publisher of comics and graphic novels aimed at Young Readers ages 4-18? With the popularity of titles like Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, Marvel’s Ms. Marvel, IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Jeff Smith’s Bone, young reader comics are gaining in variety and popularity. Engaging the upcoming generation of comic

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  • Dear Hollywood: Please Give Us the Storm We Have Been Waiting For

    Dear Hollywood: Please Give Us the Storm We Have Been Waiting For

    Maybe I’m just being greedy. Last year, I lamented the glaring lack of a Storm solo series, along with my friend Tiara and Princeless author Jeremy Whitley. A few months later, Marvel granted our wish, and I had tears in my eyes when writer Greg Pak encouraged Storm fans to share their Storm love on

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  • Fairy Tail — Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Fairy Tail — Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Encountering tables or shelves full of manga can be overwhelming, and you’re not always ready to do a month’s worth of research before you feel like buying a book. So how do you pick from the mess? You judge it by its cover. I do, anyway. Last time I judged Durara!, These are my thoughts

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  • It Could Still Happen: Plan B-200 by Rachel Masilamani

    It Could Still Happen: Plan B-200 by Rachel Masilamani

    I’m not a mother, but I might have been. When I was nineteen I had an abortion. It wasn’t the right time, I was depressed, and the pregnancy was working hard to hasten the end of a bad relationship. I don’t need to give you excuses or reasons, but we do it anyway, don’t we?

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  • Life Geek!

    Life Geek!

    Romona Williams On the 26th we went to shake off the holidays by visiting the Impression 5 Science Center. The museum does not feature as wide an array of displays as many other interactive museums, but it packs a lot into a small space. This structure was in the back lot next to some trash

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  • In Defence of Waiting: SimCity BuildIt and Two Dots Can Last Forever

    In Defence of Waiting: SimCity BuildIt and Two Dots Can Last Forever

    SimCity is the only game franchise that’s posed a credible threat to my life. (Not really, but work with me, people.) I was thirteen, I had cheat codes, paper route savings to provide me with candy, and far too much time on my hands. Thirteen–also the number of hours I played it, each day, until

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  • Character Appreciation: Aquaman

    Character Appreciation: Aquaman

    When I wandered on to the WWAC Twitter account on Friday night, wine in hand, I had no idea what to expect, mainly because I had nothing planned. I put my faith in our followers, hoping that they could find something interesting to chat about. They most certainly did: Aquaman. And so began an hour

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  • Fate Reforged: Roundtable

    Fate Reforged: Roundtable

    Featuring Jo Fu, Jules Low, and Rachel Stevens “Travel back in time to a war-torn Tarkir where five clans clash with the mighty dragons of the past. The choices made now will decide the fate of Tarkir.” At least, that’s the idea according to the Magic site. Let’s see what our writers have to say about this

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  • Burger of the Day: Tina Belcher with a Side of the Rest of The Cast

    Burger of the Day: Tina Belcher with a Side of the Rest of The Cast

    Bob’s Burgers Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, Jeff Drake (W) Frank Forte, Brad Rader, Bernard Derriman, Tony Gennaro (A) Dynamite Bob’s Burgers brings light into my life regularly in the form of Linda and Tina Belcher. The rest of the show is filler to me. From the number of Tina appreciation Tumblrs I have

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  • Cook Your Comics: Loki’s Salmon, Peppers, and Mustard Mash

    Cook Your Comics: Loki’s Salmon, Peppers, and Mustard Mash

    I love it when comic books contain actual recipes. It’s the intersection of two of my very favorite things. So when I read Loki: Agent of Asgard #4 and the narration described a dinner Loki cooked for a friend, I knew instantly that I was going to try making it. And now I have. As

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  • What’s So Great About STAR WARS #1?

    What’s So Great About STAR WARS #1?

    (This essay contains no major plot spoilers for Star Wars #1, but does mention a few characters who appear in the issue and where it falls in the Star Wars timeline.) The first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series arrived with much fanfare last week. Before its release, Marvel announced that the issue had

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  • Let’s Do the Joseon Warp Again: A KDrama Time-Travel Introspective

    Let’s Do the Joseon Warp Again: A KDrama Time-Travel Introspective

    It was a chance encounter…a strange meeting that began by chance at a gap in time. – Queen In Hyun’s Man There is an undeniable fascination with the Joseon era in dramas, and as it was the last dynasty in Korea, it’s not surprising. Twenty-seven kings reigned during this period, with lots of court intrigue

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