2014 Year in Review: Games and Comics

I spent a lot of time playing video games, tabletop games, and reading comics this year. I’ve made recommendations sporadically throughout the year, but here’s my ultimate recommendations for this year–plus some things that have disappointed me. Video Games I recommend Contrast. Contrast wasn’t released this year, but I played it for the first time during Extra […]

Three Comics You (Probably) Aren’t Reading–But Should: Halloween Edition

We’re a little less than two weeks out from Halloween and–per usual–I’m wicked excited. Today kicks off the first in my list of Halloween posts. This past summer, I wrote a list of three comics that I think everyone should be reading. Now it’s October, and I’m bringing you another list. In the spirit of the holidays=, […]

Review: Batgirl #35

We all remember how the internet was set aflame by the release of the new Batgirl costume. The costume came along with the announcement that the ongoing comic was getting a new creative team–replacing the pretty much irreplaceable Gail Simone–and a “fresher” look and tone. Batgirl #35 was released today, and it has held up […]

Review: Thor #1 and Gotham Academy #1

Yesterday marked the launch of two new female-led titles from both of the Big Two comic publishers–Marvel gave us a reboot of Thor, while DC gave us a horror-themed comic helmed by two young women. Gotham Academy and Thor are incredibly different, but both are giving us comic girls some new ladies to relate to–which […]

How To: Keep Track of Your Comics

Of course, I’m not talking about how to physically keep track of your comic books. There’s really nothing novel to talk about there–geeks will continue to board, bag, and box comic books until a dreamer comes up with a better way to do this. I’m personally a big fan of the boxes–they’re so convenient. It’s like a filing cabinet […]

Top Five Dysfunctional Families in Geekdom

My cousin is getting married tomorrow, which means a lot of fun–but also a lot of crazy family members.  After the awkward and resentful family dinner we had on Sunday, this means only one thing: It’s time for my list of the top five dysfunctional families in geekdom!   1. House Clegane—A Song of Ice […]

Let Me Tell You About My Cat!

I’ve been reading the Red Lanterns series lately, and if you follow me on Twitter you will have seen this tweet I made earlier: If you know nothing about the Green Lantern comics (and, by extension, nothing about the other Lantern Corps), the Red Lanterns are a group powered by rage and vengeance. I had […]