Posts Tagged 'Comics'

The Wolverine vs Grumpy Cat

In honor of the release of “The Wolverine,” I present you with The Wolverine vs Grumpy Cat.

Let's not fight. Let's.

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Is a Hero of Color More Upsetting than a White Would-Be Rapist?

Doc_Ock_Spider-Man_vs_Miles_MoralesSome pundits seem to think so.

Spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man #700 ahead. Continue reading ‘Is a Hero of Color More Upsetting than a White Would-Be Rapist?’

A Free Mouse Guard Hardcover, an Adventure Time Comic, and more at the 2012 Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2012 logoThis Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday in May as part of an effort to encourage new readership within the industry and to promote independent comic retailers.

Each year, comic retailers from across the country give readers a change to snag free comics and many hold special promotions, book signings, costume contest and more. Here are a couple of the books I’m looking forward to most: Continue reading ‘A Free Mouse Guard Hardcover, an Adventure Time Comic, and more at the 2012 Free Comic Book Day’

Hilarious The Goon (Death of the Goon) Mainstream Superhero Parody

Death of the Goon ComicI just saw this amazing cover for The Goon #39 (Death of the Goon) over at Comics Alliance and I had to share it!

I especially love the “new origin” complete with plenty of minority stuffing! Although, what really brings it home for me is the “new” Dark Horse Comics logo and the line “costume changes every five issues, fools people into thinking they’re getting something new.” Continue reading ‘Hilarious The Goon (Death of the Goon) Mainstream Superhero Parody’

Superheroes of Color: Why Does it Matter?

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, 28, on 2/26/12

As you probably know, the treatment of minority characters in comics is very important to me. But why? Why should superheroes of color matter in a post-racial society?

Simply put, it matters because we’re not a post-racial society.

On Feb. 26, 2012, a 17-year-old young man named Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, 28. Martin’s only crime was walking home from the store with a pack of Skittles while black. Continue reading ‘Superheroes of Color: Why Does it Matter?’

Support Women and Minorities in Comics and Pre-Order These Books (Vol. 1)

Provoked by the recent cancellation of Marvel’s X-23, I have redoubled my commitment to pre-order more comics with well-written female and minority characters. Here are a few for which I have high hopes.

Astonishing X-Men #48 written by Marjorie Liu with art by Mike Perkins

Astonishing X-Men #48 (Marvel) – As of issue #48 (out last Wednesday), Marjorie Liu (X-23) has taken over writing duty for Astonishing X-Men and the book’s new lineup comprises one of the most diverse superhero teams I’ve seen to date.

In addition to Wolverine, Gambit, and Iceman (white males), the Astonishing X-Men will also include the new Warbird (bad-ass warrior woman from another world), Dr. Cecelia Reyes (Afro-Latin American woman, surgeon, and former X-Man), Karma (Vietnamese lesbian hero), and Northstar (openly gay X-Man). Continue reading ‘Support Women and Minorities in Comics and Pre-Order These Books (Vol. 1)’

Another Dragon*Con 2012 Price Hike

Dragon*Con will be held Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

If you still haven’t gotten your 2011 Dragon*Con badge, what are you waiting for? You’ve only got one week left to get yours at the current price of $80. After Wednesday, February 15th, the price is going up to $90 a piece. Save yourself 10 bucks and buy yours in the next week!

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2

This is part 2 of my recent interview with filmmaker Tristan Nall regarding his most recent documentary entitled Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2’

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with filmmaker Tristan Nall, and talk to him about his upcoming documentary Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1’

Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase

Batman riding in the Dragon*Con parade

Hello, fair reader! I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that you only have one week left to buy your 2012 Dragon*Con badge for $70. After next Tuesday, November 15th, the price goes up to $80. Continue reading ‘Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase’


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