E. reviews Archie’s SABRINA #1

I am fully under the spell of "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," the latest top-notch offering from Archie Comics. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, it's a dark, compelling and completely accessible story with fantastic art by Robert Hack. Read my full review of issue #1 HERE.

Podcast: ‘The Fifth Beatle’

Nothing brings out the fangirl in Erika like the Beatles. Then Dark Horse went and put them in a comic. Listen as E. joins Sidebar Nation for a lively discussion about “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story."

E.’s Megacon Highlight Reel

If you’re ever suffering from a case of fan malaise, find the nearest comics/sci-fi/fantasy/anime convention and go. You won’t regret it. As Megacon reminded me, there’s nothing quite like a con to reconnect a person with the joys of fandom. Spending a few days surrounded by happy people in costumes and talking to the creators... Continue Reading →

Gwendolyn Steals the Show

Throughout its nine-issue run, Saga has been rich with original characters who grab the eye and, occasionally, the heart. Who can forget The Stalk, the half woman-half insect given to salty, amusing dialogue? Or Prince Robot IV, a monarch with an analog television for a head? And now we have the stunning mystery woman whose... Continue Reading →

2012 Memorable Moment: The Joker Returns

Owls, schmowls. The real horror story in Gotham arrived in Batman #13 with an eerie cackle and a face hanging off its hinges. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo brought the world’s scariest jester back in a big way, and the story rattled me so much that I was suspicious of every creaking floorboard... Continue Reading →

2012 Memorable Moment: No Gurlz Allowed

Ladies, prepare to show ID. You’ll need it to get past the self-appointed guardians of geek culture who think you’ve got some nerve showing up at cons and wearing Star Wars T-shirts when you obviously don’t know Dantooine from Dagobah. And if you’re in a “provocative” costume, they might label you a troublemaking minx who... Continue Reading →

G3 Gift Guide: Part E.

You could argue that every Wednesday is a holiday for those of us who get a weekly comic book fix. We play Santa Claus to ourselves, merrily leaving the LCS with a fresh stack and maybe a few … unplanned purchases that prompt our significant others to ask what the hell is up with these... Continue Reading →

Why ‘Twilight’ is all right with me

This post is Part 2 of G3's response to Twi-Hater nation. Check out V.'s previous essay here. Every other week or so, an anti-Twilight zinger presents itself during my regular pop culture and social media consumption, usually followed by a stream of ha-ha-Twilight-sux commentary from people who are vigilant about telling us that a harmless... Continue Reading →

Punk Rock Jesus Rocks

Punk Rock Jesus #2 Written and Illustrated by Sean Murphy Lettering by Todd Klein Published by Vertigo How do you follow an indelible first issue that ended with the kind of stunning, did-that-just-happen moment that sends readers into a texting frenzy? In the case of Punk Rock Jesus, a comic you really ought to be... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: A Flight of Angels

A Flight of Angels (Vertigo) Conceived and illustrated by Rebecca Guay Written by Holly Black, Louise Hawkes, Bill Willingham, Alisa Kwitney and Todd Mitchell Letters by Todd Klein For weeks now, I’ve been feeling some worrisome pull list fatigue. But one of the benefits of being burned out on the usual is that it can... Continue Reading →

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