• Review: The Hellblazer #1

    Review: The Hellblazer #10

    The Hellblazer #1 Simon Oliver (writer), Moritat (illustrator), Andre Szymanowicz and Moritat (colorists), Sal Cipriano (letterer) DC 2016 Disclaimer: This review is based on an advance review copy from DC Comics. The latest character that DC’s Rebirth has brought back from an all-too-brief spell (no pun intended) in publication limbo is John Constantine — or as this comic calls him, The

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  • Star Trek Beyond: Clean Summer Fun

    Star Trek Beyond: Clean Summer Fun2

    Star Trek Beyond Director: Justin Lin Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, and Sofia Boutella Screenplay: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung Paramount Pictures July 22, 2016 As existing media canons are mined for new franchises, there’s a tough balance for these reboots to strike. There’s

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  • 2016 Hugo Reviews: Novellas

    2016 Hugo Reviews: Novellas2

    With Best Short Story and Best Novelette covered, I now turn my attention to the last short fiction category at the Hugo Awards: Best Novella… Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Mankind has spread to the stars and encountered alien races, but not all of humanity is eager to explore space. The Himba of Southern Africa remain a

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  • Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

    Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin0

    Symptoms of Being Human Jeff Garvin Balzer & Bray February 2016 Jeff Garvin’s debut novel Symptoms of Being Human is a contemporary young adult novel starring Riley Cavanaugh, the only child of a prominent California congressman. The story opens on the morning of Riley’s first day at a new school, detailing the process of eating

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  • Against Body Policing: Get That Tattoo!

    Against Body Policing: Get That Tattoo!0

    I got my first tattoo when I was 22. Initially, I thought ensuring my tattoo had some kind of “deep meaning” was the most important part, so I spent a year mulling over the design and what each piece of it meant until I had a mini speech about its symbolism memorized. Before and immediately

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  • The Intertwining Stories of Wonder Woman #1 & #2

    The Intertwining Stories of Wonder Woman #1 & #21

    Wonder Woman #1-2  Writer: Greg Rucka. Artists: Liam Sharp (WW #1) and Nicola Scott (WW #2). Colourists: Laura Martin (WW #1) and Romulo Fajardo Jr. (WW #2). Letterer: Jodi Wynne. DC Comics June 22th/July 13th 2016 Disclaimer: This review is based on an advanced copy from the publisher and contains spoilers. I was very disappointed in Wonder Woman #1, to

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