Comics · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

No Apologies: Man of Steel, the MCU, and Flash Gordon

Today, we discuss three different kinds of comic book movies. The first kind will mostly be represented by Man of Steel, although that’s hardly the only example — there’s both Hulk movies, for instance. These are superhero movies that try to be realistic, which is cool and interesting, but these are also movies that downplay their comic book roots.…… Continue reading No Apologies: Man of Steel, the MCU, and Flash Gordon

Comics

Review: Ms. Marvel #15

This’ll be a short review, because there’s just so much I don’t want to spoil! Ms. Marvel #15 is a triumphant ending to the Kamala-crush arc. It’s everything I hoped it would be — Kamala realizes Kamran is a jerk, indeed a villain, but more importantly she realizes that it’s not her fault. Kamran tries…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #15

Comics · Queer · Updates

A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)

Pinned until after the reflections week! FYI, I was the “LGBT+ Comics Characters” theme. So, that was fun! I missed out on the A to Z Challenge last year because April means finals, but I knew I wanted to do it this year, and it was just as good as I thought it’d be. I didn’t…… Continue reading A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)

Comics · Queer · Romance

A to Z: Sunstone

Today’s the day I review a romance comic! It is an explicit romance comic, so please remove your children and small animals from this post. And thanks to Outright Geekery for featuring it couple months ago, or I never would’ve heard of it! Stjepan Sejic is a Croatian comic artist who’s worked on Witchblade and Rat Queens, among other…… Continue reading A to Z: Sunstone

TV & Movies

Doctor Who Review: “Last Christmas”

I guess we’d better talk about the Doctor Who Christmas special. Major spoilers. There’s a lot to like here. We’ve had some stinkers of Christmas specials, and frankly I get sick of Christmas if I’m rewatching the new series because it’s Christmas every eight episodes or so. I liked this one, though, because it felt very much…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Last Christmas”

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · YA

Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

You have no idea how much I want you to read this book. I have a confession to make — I hardly ever pay attention to who writes my comic books. Sometimes I see a name and it looks vaguely familiar. Very rarely do I remember the names or who writes what. It’s all pretty…… Continue reading Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

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Why Fans Love Ms. Marvel

Originally posted on Comparative Geeks:
Ms. Marvel #1 has recently entered its seventh printing. Seventh! That’s practically unheard of in comics, especially for a total newcomer like Kamala Khan. As Marvel.com puts it: “Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary…

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Newbies Aren’t Ruining Anything: A Comic Book Memoir

On this day in 2008, I read my first comic book. It was Watchmen.  I’d loved several superhero movies, specifically X-Men and Spiderman — and by “loved,” I mean “was obsessed with beyond all reason.” (My mother will gladly attest to this). My attempts to read real comics hadn’t gone well, though. They were too complicated, and too boring. (I now…… Continue reading Newbies Aren’t Ruining Anything: A Comic Book Memoir

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Doctor Who Review: “Mummy on the Orient Express”

Well, that was disappointing. No, not the episode… the fact that Clara was in it. I never really thought she was GONE, but I was hoping we’d get a week off. Nope. That said, “Mummy on the Orient Express” was still leagues ahead of “Kill the Moon,” and I actually did enjoy it. A pretty…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Mummy on the Orient Express”