I like watching “Sleepy Hollow” which stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, but although the cast was excellent, the writing needed to be vamped up, a lot. Maybe with season three, the creators have finally perfected the formula to make “Sleepy Hollow” kick-ass great. On the season two finale, Abbie did some time travel and Ichabod said a bittersweet goodbye to Katrina. But as we all know, our dynamic duo’s fight against evil is never over. Read the rest of this entry
The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The Audacious Eleven Podcast, featuring Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, Donna Juzva, and Biff Bam Pop’s own Robin Renee. Audacious Eleven is a reality podcast that ventures from Pagan spirituality and life empowerment to technology, entrepreneurship, love, sex, and fandom.
Holy clone in a box! Helena and her imaginary pet scorpion are in the clutches of a new enemy. Who is Dr. Coady and what does she want with Helena’s baby? On last week’s episode of “Orphan Black,” we caught up on the latest adventures of our favorite science project and, things are not looking good for the seestras. Will Cosima decipher Duncan’s code? Will Donnie get a job? Will Ferdinand and Rachael need a new safe word? Will there be more clone switcheroos? Remember your safe word and follow me. Read the rest of this entry
My essays were already about close readings of comic books before I even started higher education. The Sandman. Watchmen. Dark Knight Returns. They all made it as “Independent Study Projects” in my last days of high school. But during my time in the hallowed halls of post secondary education, I was reading the literary classics by Dante Alighieri, Sir Thomas More and Homer and, more than ever, I realized that university had come to comics long, long ago.
By the time I finished my first stint of higher education, I saw that comics had now come to the university. The bookstore was full of the titles that made up the content of all those essays I had written and were now part of course curriculums.
Today, we see another example of the university fiction-comic book relationship.
Ladies and gentlemen, after the jump, let’s go on an ODY-C.
Heck, Lara Croft is practically a household name these days, isn’t she? Even my Mom recognizes her. “She’s that character, played by that actress, right?” For sure, Mom. For sure.
All kidding aside, Lara Croft and the video game that originally starred her, 1996’s Tomb Raider, is often cited as an important catalyst for furthering female characters in video games. There’s also the increase of video game participation by women. (I like to think that Samus Aran of Metorid fame was the original inciting force!)
Still, there’s no denying that Lara Croft’s name carries a lot of weight in pop culture. And today, a new comic book, following a new vision for the character drops – and all should be there to witness the beginnings of a new chapter in Tomb Raider history!
Before Harry Potter There Was Timothy Hunter And The Books Of Magic On The Wednesday Run – January 30, 2013
A bespeckled and awkward twelve year-old boy (with parental issues no less) discovers that he’s possibly the world’s most powerful practitioner of magic. Oh! And he has an owl for a pet.
Sound remotely familiar?
For all intensive purposes, it shouldn’t. You see, it’s January 1990 – seven years before the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – and the first issue of the four-issue mini series, The Books of Magic, is being published by Vertigo Comics. And its black-haired, skateboarding, main protagonist, the kid that would be eclipsed the world over by the fictional lightning-shaped scarred forehead of Harry, is named Timothy Hunter.
It’s not like this is revisionist history. No, The Books of Magic was an absolutely beautiful series – and proved to be an enormous missed opportunity for Vertigo/DC Comics and their parent company, Warner Brothers.