• London Super Comic Con Interview – Kieron Gillen

    London Super Comic Con Interview – Kieron Gillen

    The last of my LSCC interviews is with Kieron Gillen: comics playlist compiler, prolific Tweeter, author of Über, Young Avengers, the Phonogram series, Three, that run of Journey into Mystery, the upcoming The Wicked and the Divine (and much more), and, of course, 2014 GLAAD award recipient (for Young Avengers). I had originally intended to conduct

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  • Amazon to Acquire comiXology

    If you’re visiting the comiXology website today, you’ll see a “Message from the CEO” rotating on in the banner. After seven years of business, the message from David Steinberger announces that comiXology will become part of the Amazon family. The message also states that they will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary so they can continue

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  • Emerald City Comicon: Smashing Con Harassment

    I spent last weekend in Seattle as an attendee of Emerald City Comicon, and honestly, I’m still coming down from the whole experience. It was awesome. While it was my third time attending ECCC, it this was my first time cosplaying. It was my first time cosplaying EVER. I had no idea what to expect,

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  • Super MOOC March Check-In

    Super MOOC March Check-In

    It’s been a few weeks since the start of the Social Issues through Comic Books course. In its first module, Addiction, students were given tools to understand and recognize addiction so they could better identify addiction in the weekly readings. Weekly readings have included Buzzkill, Green Lantern V2 #85 & 86, Sex Criminals #1, and

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  • Webcomics Capsules: Superheroes and Feminists

    Webcomics Capsules: Superheroes and Feminists

    Webcomics Capsules is all about short webcomics reviews—more like recommendations, actually. See what our writers are enjoying around the web, choose your favorites and get to reading! This edition has two of my favorite things: superheroes and feminism. Laugh with (at) Jean Grey and Scott Summers in Max Wittert’s parody, or the folks at The

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  • Short & Sweet: Surfing and Surviving

    Short & Sweet: Surfing and Surviving

    Silver Surfer #1 Dan Slott and Mike Allred; cover by Mike Allred Marvel Comics   Oh, this is gonna be fun. Our Surfer is out in space doing his Surfer thing, being kind to smaller creatures and suchlike. But many years ago, twin girls Eve and Dawn mistook him for a falling star and made

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  • Cosplay Hustle: Con Prep on a Short Time Budget

    I am a nerd. Loudly and proudly. I am also a huge procrastinator and scatterbrain. Put these two things together, and this is what you get… The Procrastinerdor Presents: Cosplaying: A Last-Minute Thor costume for ECCC I’ve been going down to Seattle from Vancouver for Emerald City Comic for four years now. This year we

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  • 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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