Marvel for her vs. Marvel for him

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If you Google “Marvel clothing line”, it’s about a 90/10 split of male clothing to female clothing. If you go to Marvel’s online store, they have some T-shirts and tank tops for women (many are unisex), but there are few options. Despite past arguments on the subject, women are just as likely to be fans of superheroes as men, but for some reason it is a very underutilized market. Recently, Marvel released a fashion collection for men, which includes professional wear, reversible shirts, and jackets with secret pockets. Everything is sleek, and stylish. It’s Captain America meets Tony Stark meets … Continue reading

Comic Review – Rai #8 from Valiant Comics

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  Rai #8 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Cover Artists: Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears The Skinny: The war is coming!  Rai is going against his father in an all or nothing effort to stop his tyranny. The Take: Continuing the adventures of Rai, Matt Kindt tell the story of what could be Valiant best title as of today.  The story is simple and to the point, more than in previous issues. The cover say it all: The Fall or Rai! Silk is narrating the story, re-telling us the … Continue reading

Comic Review – Imperium #3 from Valiant Comics

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  Imperium #3 From Valiant Comics, builds on the complex narrative of Toyo Harada. A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ written by Joshua Dysart Art by Doug Braithwaite colorist Brian Reber Cover A by Raul Allen Cover B by Doug Braithwaite Variant Cover by Cary Nord Character Design Variant by Doug Braithwaite Be warned that there may be minor spoilers if you haven’t read the current issue of Imperium. The Writing Dysart has been crafting Harada into one of the most interesting and intricate characters in the Valiant Universe but not by crafting a narrative that is up close … Continue reading

Comic Review – X-O Manowar #35 by Valiant Comics

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X-O Manowar #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Diego Bernard Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Juan Jose Ryp The Good The Writing Like many issues before it this issue of X-O Manowar is mostly battle. This is juxtapositioned with smaller character arcs, focusing on people affected by the battle. One thing I really appreciate is that by showing that The Vine is not limited to just bloodthirsty conquerors it shows that the battle and its aftereffects are real … Continue reading

Comic Previews – BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 & UNITY #17 from Valiant Comics

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Bloodshot returns with a new monthly series, Bloodshot Reborn, continuing from the events from The Valiant  and the latest issue of team up series Unity Bloodshot Reborn #1 A $3.99 Comic, 40 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Mico Suayan with Jeff Lemire Cover A by Juan Doe Cover B by Mico Suayan Cover C by Dave Johnson Cover D by Lewis Larosa Valiant Next Variant by Mico Suayan & Tom Muller Variant Cover by Jeff Lemire Variant Cover by Butch Guice B&W Sketch Variant by Lewis Larosa Blank Cover Also Available From New York Times best-selling writer … Continue reading

Why Homestuck should be taken seriously

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One of my biggest hesitations on beginning Homestuck originated with the polarized views I’d seen on the internet.  It seems people either love Homestuck, or they believe it’s utter smut – there’s very little grey area there.  Now that I’ve spent more time on it, it seems like most of the hate for Homestuck is actually just impatience or irritation, which is understandable, considering how big/long it is. This is not an explanation or summary of Homestuck.  It’s also not a persuasion piece on why you should read Homestuck.  These are the reasons that I think Homestuck needs to be … Continue reading

Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill Cast As A Time Traveler in Arrow Spinoff

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Arthur Darvill has been cast as time traveler Rip Hunter in the Arrow spinoff DC Superhero team show being developed for the CW by Arrow and Flash producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. No stranger to time travel, Darvill played companion Rory Williams for two and a half seasons on Doctor Who.  Rory Williams shares many of the traits that were used to describe the Rip Hunter character – “a Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the … Continue reading

Comic Review – Quantum & Woody Must Die! #3 from Valiant Comics

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Quantum And Woody Must Die! #3 (Of 4)  A $3.99 Comics, 32pgs Rated T Written by James Asmus Art by Steve Lieber Cover A by Mike Hawthorne Variant by Kano   The Skinny: Two crazy maniacs are in the center of the pages of a comic book named after them. Quantum & Woody are crazy, ignorant, lucky and sometimes funny waste for an excuse human beings.  They also have a goat as a sidekick, a pregnant goat as a sidekick… I have nothing else to say about this. My Take: Continuing this chapter in the adventures of Quantum & Woody, the reader … Continue reading

Comic Review – The Valiant #4 from Valiant Comics

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  THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) A $3.99 Valianr Prestige Comic Rated T+ Written by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt Art And Cover by Paolo Rivera Interlocking Variant Cover by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt ( Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla The Good The writing There has been no doubt about the quality of this series because of the sheer talent involved. But it should be again be emphasized on how good an issue this is. Although this series had most of the major players in the shared universe involved, the focus remains on Gilad, Kay and Bloodshot against the Immortal Enemy. … Continue reading

Comic Review – Ivar, Timewalker #3 from Valiant Comics

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IVAR, TIMEWALKER #3 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs. Rated T+Written by Fred Van Lente Art by Clayton Henry Cover A by Raul Allen  Cover B by Brian Level  Variant Cover by Michael Walsh  Variant Cover by Ramon Villalobos    The Skinny: Ivar Anni-Padda, the Timewalker and Dr. Neela his companion, continue their time travel adventures, stepping into a world of adventure, mystery, drama and moral dilemmas. This time, Dr. Neela step into the past and encounter an old/new friend, Gilad Anni-Padda the Eternal Warrior at the same time that Neela ask why not kill Hitler if you have the chance. … Continue reading