The Con Artist (Quirk Books)

When I picked up this book at the 2019 ECCC from the Quirk Books booth I was expecting great outside the box material and The Con Artist delivered. The novel relies on pop culture references, recognized brands and labels, and even some made up ones to protect the protagonist, Mike (a fairly well known comic... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek Girls by Sam Maggs

Quirk Books never disappoints! After approaching their booth in 2017's ECCC, I have yet to find a geeky subject that they cannot deliver on. Impressed by the witty nerdy references and narration of Geek Wisdom and The Geek's Guide to Dating, it followed that purchasing this guide book would not only be entertaining but provide... 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 →

Thirteen Reasons Why Not

Statistically speaking at least 80% of people surveyed have thought about suicide in any way, shape or form. It doesn't mean they wanted to kill themselves and had the resolve to try, it just implies that during the most desperate times of our lives many of us have thought of how it would feel like... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix)

After reading and reviewing the book by Jay Asher, I thought the filmed for TV adaptation was going to be a tough act to perform. My doubt level was high and it had nothing to do with the fact that Selena Gomez was a producer; the story is about a teenager's successful suicide attempt and... Continue Reading →

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