How to read Saga, where to read Saga, who you should read Saga with. The answers are “However you damn well please.” “Anywhere you want.” “Discerning members of High Society.”
In which I ruin another great science fiction sub-genre by turning it into a learning opportunity.
In today’s world; we need more compassion. What would your heroes do?
In the wake of the announced “Batman: Arkham Origins” game, as well as a discussion over Mark Waid’s “Superman: Birthright” for the Canvas Network’s Comics and Gender class this past week, I was forced to take a long look at myself and make a choice. And important choice, true believers.
I was forced to finally admit that I am not a fan of retellings of superhero origins.
The bad guy is always the most memorable.
They make it possible for the hero to prevail and make that movie stay with you long after you left the theater. The point here is get you all to find a villain you love to hate (or just plain love!) and who knows, perhaps you’ll stumble across one who will make you pick up a comic for the first time.
I could remind people that these are over the top heroes and villains fighting fake battles between good and evil. Quick, am I talking about comics or wrestling?
Are we finally getting the Wonder Woman series we DESERVE? Read on to find out!
Marvel NOW! is a shifting type of relaunch instead of a full reboot, with creative team changes, as well as resetting the issue numbers to #1, following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men. There is still ONE title to be released in the next month, but what should you consider completely avoiding in lieue of other releases? More importantly, which so far have been terrible?
We’re all familiar with the cigar smoking, ole teddy bear of a mutant, Wolverine, right?
Logan (or James Howlett, whatever you prefer) first showed up in comics in 1974 and possesses several powers, most notably his adamantium laced skeleton and his regenerative healing factor. Somewhat of a brooding loner, he is normally found on staff at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, mentoring a young mutant lady, or deployed on missions for one of the many teams he is on. Assuming he’s one of your favorite characters, there are times you might search your closet longingly, as today might just feel like a “Wolverine day,” but alas, you don’t have any clothes to properly emulate his attire. Never fear, that’s where this post came from!
“Seduction of the Innocent”, a new crime tale by Max Allan Collins (“Road to Perdition”), reads like the best of classic pulp fiction, but Collins grounds his fiction in the reality of the 1950s witch-hunt against the comic book industry for corrupting America’s youth. Now that the question of where Americans get their violent ideas is once again on everyone’s mind, Collins’ work of fiction is more social commentary than it may have intended.
A look at the man behind the design of what may soon be the Oscar of geekdom.
Why Scott Lobdell is utterly horrible and needs to stop writing starting NOW. Spoilers and Trigger Warnings Abound. This is heavy stuff.
Remember folks: if Cupid gets you on Valentine’s Day, there’s a chance Joss Whedon is right behind him with a pointy stick. It’s dangerous out there, you should probably not take a date.
Add some geeky ambiance for Date Night…or any night for that matter
Comics, Comics, Comics! Sam loves comics of all sorts, so today we are looking at web comics!
Nerf launches a new line aimed at girls. Add a “bullseye” pun here and then read Ashly’s feelings on the topic.
Wait Wonder Woman is Marvel!? Stupid Girl…doesn’t know what she’s talking about!
A look at some of geekdom’s best quotes for Valentine’s Day…and always
If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, just beware internet dating. Sometimes you get lucky and other times you get “Nice Guys.” You know, like Thanos.
Pendleton Ward is a goddamn genius.
He has brought us Adventure Time, a cartoon that has explored all sorts of mature themes, while keeping things mathematical. Popular among all age groups, Adventure Time has taken the country by storm in the past two years and I will preemptively call it now: Ward has done it again with his new series, The Bravest Warriors.
Out of ideas for this week’s blog, Ashly jumped into an alternate reality where Stan Lee was a girl and comics history was changed forever because of it. She then copied and pasted her column from that site to our world’s and…look, I’m not explaining the multiverse to you, just read it. And remember, it is all Gail Simone’s fault.
Stephanie Brown’s Batgirl Vol. 3 writer Bryan Q. Miller and blog favorite artist Marcio Takara launch drive for EARTHWARD: Will you be helping them with a successful lift off?
Our favorite creator owned couple from outer-space!
While I read just about everything, I’m quite picky about the titles I ultimately add to my pull list and the purpose of these mini reviews is to perhaps get you to pick up a new title yourself or to broaden your comic horizons. Most of the time I’ll write up the new #1′s I’ve chosen, or if the issue was truly spectacular, it’ll serve as a way to spotlight the series as a whole. Either way, let’s begin!
Before I begin, let me ask you a couple of questions.
Have you been wanting to dive headfirst into the emotional maelstrom of comics and have zero idea where to start?
Are you particularly interested in what Marvel has to offer?
If the answer to both of these is a yes, then this will be the article for you.