• Hello readers of CTG! I’m going to try out a new monthly article highlighting some of the big releases from the current Previews magazine. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Previews it is a giant monthly publication which features every comic and tons of comic-related merchandise which will be sold in shops across the world 2 months in advance.
     
    Each month I’ll flip through the giant publication and give you the run down on what I think will be the hottest
  • There have been a number of iterations of the Guardians of the Galaxy over the years.  The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the team originally came together during the Marvel cosmic 2007/8 crossover “Annihilation:  Conquest,”  where they came together to aid the Kree when the Phalanx took control of their solar sector following the events of the “Annihilation” crossover.  This is meant to be a brief introduction to the world of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which characters we will see, some we might, and a quick summary of who they

  • Happy Independence Day weekend, boys and girls!  Let’s put away those manga collections and those beautiful painted Moebius books and read something American for a change!  Let’s read something so ingrained with America and American culture it could only come from America itself! (Or the pages of Judge Dredd, but that’s another article for another writer.)  Let’s read a comic built on dread, paranoia, and fear.  Fear of an apocalyptic future and a negligent present.  Let’s read Scout, the story of an America on the brink of collapse and


  • It’s hard when you’re a fan, going to watch a major movie blockbuster of one of the most iconic storylines of quite possibly your favourite franchise of all time. If you like it too much, you’re clouded by bias, and then if you’re too critical, you just come off as assholish and can’t accept that different mediums will always be different in storytelling. Thankfully after watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, I am not the latter of fans but fall
  • Post Calgary Expo is such a strange feeling; gone is the weekend of readjusting spandex, lugging around a backpack full of snacks and vitamin water, while preciously balancing an armful of gorgeous prints in arm. Now that I’ve had a couple of days to muse over my weekend, this’ll be a summary of events in retrospect—probably a little more critical as I am wont to do, but trust me, there was a lot of elation as the weekend occurred and the Expo truly gets better with each passing year as I learn new tricks to enjoy myself more.
     
    The first noticeable
  • Parker gets bit by a spider. Parker gets bit by a spider. Parker gets bit by a spider. In Spider-man's origin, Parker always gets bit by some bloody radioactive spider.  Then the spider dies.  This origin has been retold and made modern a bunch of times.  Little things change here and there but a few things are constant.  

     

    There’s always a radioactive spider. Sometimes where the spider originated from is made clear, sometimes it isn't.  Another constant is Parker.  He’s always there. With glasses on, without glasses on.

  • “In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.”
     
    The last week for me has been the biggest trip down memory lane as I fruitfully binged on everything Buffy ever to catch up fully to get me reacquainted with the universe I fell in love with and has taken me to be the nerd I am today. For the past week I felt like I was 14 again. Only I’m not and this re-experience of Buffy the Vampire Slayer grows with you. 
     
    Despite my no longer
  • With 2014 underway and All-New Marvel Now titles set to start hitting the store shelves this week I bring to you the 5 titles from this second wave of Marvel Now releases I am most anticipating in the upcoming months.


    Punisher:  By far the title I’m most looking forward to in the second wave of Marvel Now releases is the Punisher. I still can’t believe Marvel went as long as it has without my favorite vigilante having a monthly title. Before you say it, Thunderbolts does not count as a Punisher book! This new series launches in February
  • 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!  
     

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