• 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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  • Tips for Your Kickstarter Campaign

    Tips for Your Kickstarter Campaign

    Over the past year, I’ve perused thousands of Kickstarter campaign pages, looking for interesting projects for our Kickstarter of the Week feature. From a reporter’s perspective, there are projects that catch my eye, but then lack enough material for me to cover them. For 2015, help me promote your amazing projects! I may not be

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  • Webcomics Capsules

    Webcomics Capsules

    Alice Grove Jeph Jacques Updates: Twice A Week We don’t know a whole lot about Alice Grove yet, but Jeph Jacques is the guy behind the wildly popular Questionable Content. That name brings trust with it. So far, not misplaced. Alice Grove is a little town in the middle of nowhere, it looks like. A

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  • Spoilers: Why You Should Care About Cassie Lang in Ant-Man

    Spoilers: Why You Should Care About Cassie Lang in Ant-Man

    The Ant-Man teaser trailer premiered at the end of the Agent Carter premiere nearly two weeks ago, and now has over 8 million views on YouTube. Among the mockery and the skepticism and ongoing criticism of the absence of Janet Van Dyne, there was a shining beacon of light and hope. Scott Lang’s daughter. Although

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  • Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell

    Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell

    Amalgam Studios has bestowed upon us the best-worst gift of all; a radical trailer for a comic-to-film adaptation of Bitch Planet that should exist, but probably never will. Fall to your knees and shake your fists at the heavens and lament with me; why are are we getting Ant Man but NOT THIS? Because life

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Ava’s Demon

    Kickstarter of the Week: Ava’s Demon

    Ava’s Demon is an ongoing science fiction and fantasy, multimedia webcomic about a girl named Ava and the demon haunting her. Creator Michelle Czajkowski Ava’s Demon Book Two Kickstarter campaign aims to print the first ever copies of Book Two but also reprint copies of Book One for folks who missed it. I was drawn

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  • Why Marvel Needs a New Swimsuit Special

    Why Marvel Needs a New Swimsuit Special

    This week we learned just how close the world was to receiving a new collection of sexy pinups à la Marvel Swimsuit Special style, from creators Kristafer Anka and Kevin Wada. Many were quick to condemn Marvel for saying no to a proposed sketchbook from Anka and Wada, but it turns out the creators walked away from

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  • Reviews Roulette: Girl Fighters, Burger Cupids — Dinomite!

    Reviews Roulette: Girl Fighters, Burger Cupids — Dinomite!

    In Reviews Roulette comics are assigned without foreknowledge or regard to preference. Basically Megan picks stuff from her previews queue and doles it out haphazardly. These are the results.   Cap Stone #1 Christina McCormack, Liam Sharp (W), Liam Sharp (A) Titan Comics Release Date: December 16, 2014 The world’s only superhero, Captain Stone, has disappeared

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  • Drink Your Comics: Jem and the Holograms

    Drink Your Comics: Jem and the Holograms

    One of the things we are most most excited about this coming year is IDW’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic, which OMGLOOKSOOOOFUN. While the new comic allows us to get our inner 80’s child on and expose new, young readers to the total outrageousness that is Jem, as adults we can also enjoy this new

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  • Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 2014

    Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 2014

    According to Diamond Comic Distributors, two of the most successful comics of 2014 were female led solo titles: Ms. Marvel #1 and Thor #1. Let that sink in. Has it sunk in? Oh, excellent. Let us continue. If you’re wondering what the Diamond Gem Awards are, Diamond describes them as awards that are “…recognized within

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  • The Local: Freaks and Geeks, the “YMCA for nerds”

    The Local: Freaks and Geeks, the “YMCA for nerds”

    You know when you just meet some people and your geeky sense just goes all tingly? That’s how I felt meeting the owners, Beth Baalman and Alec Featherstone, of Denton’s newest geek haven Freaks and Geeks. Seriously, I live in the best town, y’all. I mean if you can get past the redness and…hubris of

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  • The Thing About Superman

    The Thing About Superman

    Last year, I wrote a piece where I selected Captain America over Superman as representative of what it means to be an inspiring, benevolent, super powered person. I based my decision on my feelings about the character of Superman, which tend to lean towards that of Lex Luthor. I appreciate that Superman does wonderful things for the

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