V. defends the enjoyment of Twilight.
E. examines the not-so-polite side of some fan art.
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 A Word About Diversity
Every community, from LARPers to knitting circles, has its version of the hipster. If you think about it, comics are particularly fertile ground for these creatures, because the medium marries literature and art — two subjects that bring out the hipster’s trademark qualities: pretension and a penchant for constant one-upsmanship. Let’s call this geek/hipster hybrid … Continue reading Pull List Pomposity
The jig is up, and V. just can't do it.
There’s some great work being done on television, and there are a number of shows I’d watch gladly before forking over $10 for a paint-by-numbers blockbuster. The big screen isn’t always superior, and lots of comic book characters would be well-served by a thoughtful TV vehicle. Just look at Smallville. And yet, when the story … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Wondy!
V. vents about the apparent similarities between Madame Xanadu #28 and Chew.
Rumor has it that Madame Xanadu will soon meet her end at Vertigo.
An amazing heroine ought to have an amazing costume.
By the absurdly slim margin of 51.7% over 48.3%, it has been decided that I should finish reading Crisis on Infinite Earths. Hooray for me. For those who voted for me to move on, thanks for trying. I've got some juicy stuff waiting for me. Now it's taunting me. Perhaps that will get me through the 200 … Continue reading I’m So Anti, Crisis Don’t Matter
Secret Six #20 played out like a well-acted revenge thriller. Catman reminded me of Liam Neeson in Taken. Those baddies effed with the wrong guy! Still, I wish Cheshire had come along to help with the revenge portion of the show. Maybe Gail will bring her around later. Let's hope. On the whole, this issue … Continue reading Gail Was Robbed!
To paraphrase our friend Shag of Once Upon a Geek, sometimes our hobby hurts us and it doesn't love us back. That's a pretty good summary of how I felt last week when V. dropped the news that Greg Rucka, one of our favorite comic book writers, was parting ways with DC. I'm running out … Continue reading Rucka Parts Ways With DC; I Weep
DC announced on Friday that Gail Simone will be leaving Wonder Woman. As much as we'd like her to stay on the book, she is not Wonder Woman. With the return of the Birds, I suppose she can't do it all. I was disappointed, but not surprised. Gail's replacement, announced this morning, will be J. … Continue reading Simone Departs from Wonder Woman
The very first Girls Gone Geek guest essay comes courtesy of our pal Chocotaco, who is a great lunch companion and a formidable debater on geek-related topics. We're as confused as anyone about the fate of Wonder Woman's relationship with Tom Tresser/Nemesis, who basically broke up with her several issues ago. But is it really … Continue reading G3 Guest Essay: An Open Letter to Nemesis
Nothing raises our hackles quite like hearing someone say Wonder Woman is lame. (Hello, Megan Fox.) For example, one of V's friends (we'll call him The Antagonist) takes great joy in claiming, among other things, that Bobby Drake could kick her ass, and that the princess would "look real pretty in a pink tutu, carrying … Continue reading The Amazon’s New Clothes