Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · Picture Books · Romance · Sci-Fi

Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

After last year’s post on Christmas books, y’all left some wonderful recommendations and I read some fun Christmas book reviews on other blogs. This year I’ve read all the books recommended last year, so I thought it’d be fun to do a follow-up! Adult fiction, picture books, graphic novels and short stories all included. The…… Continue reading Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Sam Zhao

For our very last A to Z post, we’re going back a little in the alphabet, because Sam Zhao was Green Lantern’s boyfriend. And I want to talk a little bit about that sentence. In comics, there are a lot of characters in supporting roles, defined only as such-and-such’s girlfriend. Especially in the early days…… Continue reading A to Z: Sam Zhao

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Obsidian

Remember that longwinded explanation of Alan Scott’s origin for the letter G? It’s relevant again! Obsidian, aka Todd Rice, was Alan Scott’s son before the New 52 reboot. His mother was the villain Thorn. He’s an often-mysterious character with shadow powers, who sometimes tips over into being a villain himself, but has thus far always…… Continue reading A to Z: Obsidian

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Did you miss the superheroes these last few days? I missed the superheroes! Here’s another character who, like Batwoman, had a high-profile coming-out party a few years back. It was 2012, DC announced Green Lantern would be gay in Earth 2, and the news went crazy. This is gonna take some explaining, though. People misunderstood…… Continue reading A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Comics · TV & Movies

Feminist Friday: Women in Refrigerators

The term “women in refrigerators” comes from the world of comic books — a world that’s still opaque to many people. Fear not, though. This post is about how that term actually applies to everything else! In 1999, writer Gail Simone first used the term “women in refrigerators” to discuss women in comics. The name comes…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: Women in Refrigerators