Now, I'd like to think of myself as a fairly confident young woman and yet within the boundaries of comic fandom (or any fandom that considers itself "male dominted", but we're talking strictly comics here for all intents and purposes) I find myself struggling to find a voice. While it shouldn't have to do with anything, being aware that I'm very much a female, keeps me to be constantly aware of every move I make or any word I say in regards towards comics because I'm terrified of being judged. Despite the fact that I think I'm fairly knowledgable on some

Well it’s November again, or should I say Movember. To celebrate Movember, I thought I’d gather up some great comic book character’s moustaches, some are awesome, while others are just down right silly. Here’s my Top 10 Best and Worst ‘Staches :    #10) Angar The Screamer : His super powerful sonic scream may a suitable offence against super heroes, but unfortunately, Angar screams the 70’s, a vest without a shirt and a red handle bar moustache, yikes!     #9) Batroc The Leaper : An expert in savate, this French Captain America

Spider-Woman has had a long and complicated history that is difficult to boil down into a few paragraphs. The character is one of the few that has a completely different history when comparing the ultimate universe to the regular one. She was born from the initial ideology of Stan Lee, who saw the success of Spider-Man in the late 70’s and wanted to capitalize on the character before somebody else did. This quote that Comics Journal acquired from Lee himself makes the idea more clear, “I suddenly realized that some other company may quickly put out a book like that and claim they

  Detroit Fanfare Comic Con is fun for the whole family, and there's a ton of stuff to do there, and blah blah blah. We know the advertizing spiel. But we're fanboys and fangirls, geeks and nerds. We want to know on our own terms that it's a good convention because advertizing consistently fails us in the real world. Let me reassure you: I am a true nerd. I have a comic collection spanning decades, a legionnaire ring, and a poster of the Fantastic Four hanging in my bedroom. And Detroit Fanfare Comic Con is more than I expected, everything I wanted it to be, and

If you're going to be at #DetroitFanfare Comic Con this weekend, be sure to follow me (@Wombatapult) on Twitter and say hi during the convention for a Twitter shout-out and your photo uploaded with the #DetroitFanfare news! I'll be there all weekend covering all the action, and I'll post my whereabouts and what I'm wearing so it's easy to find me. Plus, be the first or second person in order to win REAL PRIZES that are totally not hugs and/or other immaterial acts of validation! Both prizes will include ACTUAL COMICS, candy, and some useless funny crap that'll make you giggle before you

Idealism is not dead.   Joe Kelly is personally responsible for what I consider one of the most politically conscious, ethically challenging, and respectfully diverse comic runs ever written. I'm talking about his JLA run—a run that followed two of the hardest acts in the entire sequential-art medium: Grant Morrison and Mark Waid. Given the precedent set for him, Kelly rose to the occasion and delivered a more than adequate run, which stood equal in quality to the more recognized and applauded authors who preceded him.   Doug Mahnke, whose art is wholly unique and of

Animal Man is an uninteresting superhero. The character does not offer a whole lot to those interested in him. It is up to the writer of the character to make a stand, and flesh out the backstory of the B-list hero. The first writer to take a substantial leap with the character was Grant Morrison. The hero works in an extremely limited context that the British writer nailed down to the core. Baker is an average Husband and father to wife Linda Baker and two kids Clifford and Maxine. He is one of the few married superheroes in the DC Universe. When writers go to the character, there is

On the subject of villains this month (or as we wrap up the end of the month, really), let’s go a little ways back to 1963, Uncanny X-Men #4 where not only do the X-Men finally battle face to face with Magneto himself (one of Marvel’s most notorious villains) we also catch a glimpse of the less than notorious (but well known anyways) villain, who’s very good at finding himself being kicked around, Toad. Yes, you read right.   If there were ever a villain who was in need of some fresh zest, it would be Toad. This guy has been around since the sixties and while his

What makes the hero the hero?  A hero is most commonly defined as one who steps up in the face of adversity and does the right thing.  In the world of comic books, that adversity generally comes in the form of the villain.  Villains bring a changing flavor to storylines.  The heroes stay the same.  They are the constant in a given title.  The villains rotate in and out of the story as the creators see fit.   I’m a child of the 1980’s.  As such, growing I had two great loves in the animation world - Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja

1.  Infinity #1 2.  Superman Unchained #3 3.  Batman #23 4.  Justice League #23 5.  Justice League of America #7 6.  Batman Superman #3 7.  Superior Spider-Man #15 8.  Superior Spider-Man #16 9.  Avengers #18 10.  All-New X-Men #15 The Big 2 split the Top Ten again.  Marvel takes the top spot with their kick-off for the late-summer Infinity event, but DC takes the following five spots.   There’s been word of comic shops getting subscription cancellations for Infinity.  Will the depth of the story be a


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