ECCC 2018: Geeks and Mental Health Awareness

For this edition of the Emerald City Comic Con there was no discernible topic or theme in the marketing and promo materials, at least not one beyond be Geek and Proud of it. However, as my adult family walked the halls and attended panels, talk about mental illness awareness permeated the stages and panel Q&As.... Continue Reading →

The Wicked + The Divine (Image)

Twelve Gods reappear every 90 years to bring balance to the world. In their latest cycle, they decide to come back as musician superstars, possessing young people to fulfill the prophecy. The catch? After two years pass, they all die. Being chosen is both a blessing and a curse. With great power, these humans must... Continue Reading →

“Children. I work with children” – Wonder Woman, Justice League

Wonder Woman's success changed the big screen narrative pushing the superhero needle in the right direction. The movie's record breaking box office popularity forced DC to make Diana the strongest leader the Justice League has ever seen. She is proof that the future is women. DC's success depends on the WB executives' understanding that female... Continue Reading →

Silver (Dark Planet)

We met Stephan Franck on a Sunday afternoon at the Emerald City Comic Con selling his artwork in a quaint little booth in the exhibitor main hall. What called us to him was the plethora of The Iron Giant prints available for purchase; this had been one of the first movies we had watched as boyfriend... Continue Reading →

The Coldest City vs Atomic Blonde

***Spoiler Alert*** If you haven't watched the movie or read the graphic novel, come back later. Lorraine Broughton is an MI6 operative tasked with unmasking the secret identity of double agent operating out of Cold War Berlin. Set during the days leading to the fall of The Wall in 1989, our heroine must investigate possible... Continue Reading →

She Changed Comics (Image)

Finally! A book about women who challenged and impacted the comic book industry. Featuring the likes of Gail Simone, Jill Thompson and Aline Komisnky, it is full of contemporary references that will resonate with comic book enthusiasts. Is it perfect? Close to it. Is it missing people? Even the editors say it probably does. Will... Continue Reading →

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