Comics · YA

Review: Ms. Marvel #3

Do these have titles? I’m not sure these have titles. No spoilers! Back again with Ms. Marvel! I hope not every issue (and review) will be focused on Kamala Khan’s “Muslim superheroine” status, but again, that’s what makes the comic notable at this point, and this issue brushes up against her religion in a more…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #3

Comics · YA

Review: Ms. Marvel #2

In issue #2, Kamala saves someone’s life, gets a handle on her new transformation powers, and makes it home from the party. What I liked: I still love Kamala, and I’m really enjoying the art. I can’t wait to see her start interacting with other heroes, hopefully including her idol Captain Marvel!  I like the way she fumbles…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #2

Adult Fiction · Comics · Other Stuff

All My Batman Loot

Jeremy Defatta asked for pictures/descriptions of people’s Batman collections. So, I hauled out all my stuff and took a bunch of pictures, because that’s the kind of thing I do at 11:00 pm. I have a problem. (But seriously though, I didn’t go out and buy most of this stuff, it’s a venerable tradition to…… Continue reading All My Batman Loot

Adult Fiction · Comics · Nonfiction · Sci-Fi

Book Recommendations Inspired by Doctor Who

Lately at work I’ve been putting together a flyer tentatively titled, “Books to Read If You Like Doctor Who.” (I know, right? My job is awesome.) Unfortunately Google let me down as far as preexisting lists. It’s also limited to adult books that are available in county public libraries. I’ve worked up a usable list…… Continue reading Book Recommendations Inspired by Doctor Who

Comics · TV & Movies

Loki Fights Like a Girl, and That’s a Good Thing

Minor spoilers if you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World. The first Thor movie is absolutely my favorite Marvel movie, and I was happy with the sequel, too. A few weeks ago, I saw this on Pinterest: Basically, it’s an observation that Loki’s Asgardian mother Frigga fights the same way Loki does: with trickery. Loki’s signature…… Continue reading Loki Fights Like a Girl, and That’s a Good Thing

Comics · YA

Review: Ms. Marvel #1

It’s here! The new series about a Muslim, Pakistani superheroine! And it’s good! It’ll be a shame if all we ever say about this comic is “It’s about a Muslim.” I think we all want diversity to mean good characters and good stories, not just any old story with an ethnic character. I want the…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #1

Comics · History

Old Advertisements: Bruce Wayne Wears Armani

Okay, it’s not very old, it’s from July 2008, but it amuses me. Christian Bale didn’t want to be exploited for advertisements surrounding his turn as Batman… So this ad explicitly states that Giorgio Armani is hand-making suits for BRUCE WAYNE. Completely different person. I think this is a page from Departures Magazine. I actually…… Continue reading Old Advertisements: Bruce Wayne Wears Armani

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Are Star Wars Characters Interesting?

Today, during the Great Snow of 2014 here in the South, I rewatched the original Star Wars trilogy. I realized, much to my surprise, that I don’t have a favorite character. Let me explain why I took special note of this. It’s not “They’re all so awesome I just can’t decide.” I do enjoy the…… Continue reading Are Star Wars Characters Interesting?

Adult Fiction · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Entertainment Recommendations (Liebster #2)!

The very interesting Gene’O of Sourcerer, The Writing Catalog, and Part Time Monster nominated me for another Liebster! Thanks! I did this a couple weeks ago so this is a truncated version. Basically the 10 questions to answer were: “What work of art/artist/character in each of the following categories do you recommend as worthy of attention today? (Doesn’t…… Continue reading Entertainment Recommendations (Liebster #2)!

History · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Old Advertisements: Harlan Ellison on Doctor Who

In my last post, “Reasons to Love History #6: Old Advertisements,” I talked about how important old ads can be, and how much fun they are. This is another fandom example, but a much longer one. I found a Doctor Who ad in the back of an old novel! Alas, it’s not an ad for…… Continue reading Old Advertisements: Harlan Ellison on Doctor Who