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 →

NRRD PROBZ – 12.11.2012

Hello, dear readers. Just as a heads up this is going to be the last NRRD PROBZ of 2012. It will return on January 8th, so have a wonderful holiday and send in those questions! "Gail Simone got sacked! If I wanted to start reading some Gail Simone books, where do I start?" I KNOW... Continue Reading →

On Gail Simone’s Removal from Batgirl

No matter how you felt about Oracle and Stephanie Brown's absence from DC's 52, Barbara Gordon's return as Batgirl was an undeniable success. A success for diversity. Because Barbara being shot by the Joker in The Killing Joke remained in continuity, Barbara Gordon was healing from a traumatic injury. In returning her to the streets... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: DCnU Score Card

I have intentionally been quiet about the new DC books these past couple of weeks. Mostly because every site and its mom is reviewing them, E. has covered a few, too. What more could I possibly say that hasn't been said? Well, I've always got something to say. I'm not picking up all of the... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Spy Smasher

Combine every relentless hardass you've ever known, add a dose of supreme confidence and combat training, provide scary federal credentials, and put it all in one intimidating package topped off with a severe ponytail. The result? Katrina Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher.As written by Gail Simone in the Birds of Prey “Blood and Circuits” arc, Ms.... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Jeannette

Our darling Gail has a knack for creating new characters. Misfit, Black Alice, Ragdoll, Scandal! All of them awesome in their own right. But no one quite takes the cake like Jeannette. She was a bit of a mystery when she first joined the Six. We knew she had money, we knew she was friends... Continue Reading →

A Word About Diversity

  By now, you've probably seen Gail Simone's fierce, utterly awesome rebuttal to an aspiring comic book writer who said, essentially, that characters should not be forced on publishers for the sake of inclusion. Specifically, gay characters. This person's argument is annoying for a number of reasons, but what struck me is how frequently I've... Continue Reading →

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