It’s true, I’m a fangirl. I spend a small fortune on comics, adore science fiction cinema, and know more about Middle Earth’s history than I do about real Earth’s history. Oh, and I speak rudimentary quenya. Don’t be impressed, it’s not exactly a resume builder.
It has finally happened. Wonder Woman is going to appear in a major motion picture. Gal Gadot wasn’t on my short list for the part. She wasn’t even on my long list for the part. To be honest, she hadn’t crossed my mind at all. I was...Read More »
A few months ago, I was asked to help bring my hero to life. I thought I was dreaming when Sam Balcomb of Rainfall Films brought the initial idea to me. Was it possible that Wonder Woman might finally be represented...Read More »
Dear DC Comics,
I know this is harder on me than it is on you. I am just one woman among countless fans, and it’s starting to be pretty apparent how much you care about your fans. So, after more than twenty years of loyalty and love, I’m going to be...Read More »
Comic-Con 2013 is less than two weeks away. Everyone, from cosplayers to comic publishers, is frantically preparing for one of the biggest pop culture events of the year. It’s a huge gathering of people on the scale of Mardi Gras or the Super Bowl. Here is my...Read More »
An adorable collection of illustrations have had the cosplay and comic community in a tizzy this week! They are by Michael Lee Lunsford and show female comic characters with redesigned outfits that are much more modest. The skimpy clothes that female...Read More »
Today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s 121st birthday. Known as the father of “high fantasy,” Tolkien has been on of the most influential figures in many geeks’ lives. Even if you aren’t an elf-obsessed Tolkien fangirl (like me) your favorite RPG, comic book, movie, or fantasy series probably was...Read More »
This past weekend, comic book writer Gail Simone let the news drop on Twitter that she had been removed from DC’s New 52 Batgirl title. It’s shocking that DC would give Gail the boot after the acclaim that Batgirl has received since the reboot, but the most...Read More »
News of a Justice League Dark movie emerged last week, linked with director Guillermo Del Toro. I have really enjoyed the Justice League Dark book (despite the lame title) since it was introduced with the New 52, and it includes some of my favorite characters, including John...Read More »
The new trailer for The Hobbit movie was released last week, just in time for the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit. I’m currently reading the book with my middle school English classes, so I’ve been spending even more time than...Read More »
DC can’t seem to make up its mind about Wonder Woman. It took their artists a few months to unify her costume design across all their titles, and it seems like Wonder Woman and Justice League take place in completely different universes, but that isn’t my biggest...Read More »
The problem with the geek girl subculture is the unrelenting expectation of uniformity.
I have seen countless articles and posts about the problems with the geek girl subculture. Some are written by geek girls and some are simply commenting on us. Many cast stones at select groups of female geeks for...Read More »
The Hobbit is one of the most anticipated movies of all time. After the bar was set so high by the Lord of the Rings trilogy (except for the horrific abomination that is the battle of Helm’s Deep… don’t get me started) Tolkien fans are champing at...Read More »
Before I begin, I am going to make the recommendation that you read these two comics in a specific order, read Earth-2 #1 and then read Worlds’ Finest #1. It will make much more sense. Also, THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!
I have to admit that I...Read More »
I love my local comic shop. The owner is a great guy, who cusses like a sailor and loves to chat about old story lines. He is one of the few people who can actually follow what I’m talking about when I start to ramble about Justice...Read More »
What a crazy weekend! I am still recovering and it’s Thursday. Seriously, who’s idea was it to have my Irish music persona and cosplay persona collide? Two days of cosplaying at a convention with a concert and night of heavy drinking in between is not the best...Read More »
If your answer was yes, wonderful! If you said no, then you are part of the problem with women in comics. It’s time for women to pay up, or shut up.
Most women don’t read comics. It’s a fact. Before...Read More »
I’ve been very sick this week, so what’s a girl to do when she’s under the weather? Catch up on her comic books while sipping tea and eating soup. Of the many comics revamped for DC Comic’s New 52, I’ve stuck with quite a few: Wonder Woman (duh), Justice League,...Read More »
Bear McCreary is a very talented composer who is best known for his work on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. He is also plays the accordion, which is the coolest instrument in existence. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I was invited to an intimate performance...Read More »
It all started with a TV show… a really, REALLY BAD TV show.
As you have probably noticed by now, I am a big Wonder Woman fan. So when I heard that David E. Kelley was bringing her to the small screen in 2011, I was both excited and doubtful. How...Read More »