Category archive: Comics

Agents of SHIELD political commentary

I've been really enjoying the current storyline in Agents of SHIELD. It's doing a virtual-reality take on a sort of... (More...)

In defense of Marvel and diversity

This is a long impassioned post in which I try to come to the defense of Marvel comics. The TL;DR... (More...)

Old review resurfaces

I recently read Voice, the latest completed volume of Carla Speed McNeil's excellent sf comic book Finder. This storyline is... (More...)

Productive day

Today I spent a few hours pre-cleaning before the cleaners got here--the level of clutter was such that they would... (More...)

On superheroes and community

One thing I'm liking about various recent superheroes is that they're surrounded by community. A couple of years ago, Captain... (More...)

Awesome new forthcoming Ultimates series

I'm really looking forward to the new Ultimates comic book series. The team will consist of Ms. America, Black Panther,... (More...)

Marvel's upcoming diverse comics

Spent way too much time reading comics over the past couple days when I should've been doing other stuff. But... (More...)

Somebody Will, again

I'm having one of those everything-is-deeply-intertwingled moments. On the way home, Ada Palmer's haunting and lovely and sad-yet-hopeful song “Somebody... (More...)

Good weekend

This weekend went surprisingly well in various ways: I completed something like a dozen to-do items that I had been... (More...)

Morgan Calabresé on coming out

In the late 1980s, I was delighted to discover N. Leigh Dunlap's comic strip Morgan Calabresé. It was mostly about... (More...)

Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

I just picked up the printed book of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, and so far it's regularly... (More...)

Thor writer on the new female Thor

I just realized that the first issue of the new Thor comic-book series is out, the one that, as announced... (More...)

Women in _Whiteout_

Finally watched the movie of Whiteout last night. It's a thriller set in Antarctica, in which US Marshal Carrie Stetko... (More...)

Lucy and the Guardians at the box office

When I saw the trailer for Lucy a few months back, the movie looked pretty bad to me, but I... (More...)

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Saw the new Captain America movie with Kam a few days ago. Short version of my reaction: I loved it.... (More...)

Muslim teen girl superhero comic is awesome

I've been seeing a lot of enthusiasm out there for the new Ms. Marvel comic-book series, starring a 16-year-old Muslim... (More...)

Birthday week

I was going to try to do my usual birthday-week thing this week, spreading out fun stuff over the course... (More...)

Awesome lesbian-protagonists comic: Supercakes

Mary Anne posted a link earlier to an awesome and charming and funny and sweet and thoroughly lovely 12-page comics... (More...)

The wombat and the box that must not be opened

I'm reading Digger, and just reached the part (about halfway through; p. 451 of the Omnibus edition, p. 491 of the webcomic)... (More...)

Excellent webcomic: The Secret Knots

A while back, Jhayne pointed me to a webcomic called The Secret Knots, by Juan Santapau. I just finally got... (More...)

Agents of SHIELD

I quite enjoyed the pilot episode of Agents of SHIELD this week. Here are some thoughts. Spoilers abound, including a... (More...)

Fun webcomic: Nimona

Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson, is a webcomic about arch-villain Lord Ballister Blackheart and his new sidekick, a shapeshifting girl named... (More...)

Darths & Droids for Best Graphic Story

This is a recommendation to nominate the webcomic Darths & Droids for the Best Graphic Story Hugo award. I wrote... (More...)

Three female superheroes

I've encountered three new and interesting superhero comics featuring female protagonists in the past two months. I hope to post... (More...)

New Captain Marvel series: excellent so far

Otavia recently recommended the new Captain Marvel comic-book series, starring Carol Danvers, formerly known as Ms. Marvel, and written by... (More...)

Review(ish): Avengers

Finally saw Avengers the other day. Enjoyed it quite a bit—liked it significantly more than any of the precursor movies... (More...)

Upcoming events and other stuff

Suddenly it seems like there are many Things going on around here: This weekend in Vallejo: NorCal Pirate Festival. Entertainers,... (More...)

Biggest time-sink ever

I have been meaning for years to link to TV Tropes, a wiki that provides a vast and entertaining and... (More...)

ecomics: Birds of Prey

DC Comics is rebooting various series and characters, and Dave S linked the other day to a good article by... (More...)

Sinbad: The Webcomic

I think it was someone in the Darths & Droids forum who linked a few weeks back to Sinbad Comic.... (More...)

Chromatic comics

A fun LJ meme: casting various traditionally white comic-book characters as actors of color. There's a good starting point at... (More...)

Whiteout: The Movie

Ten years ago, Oni Press published a graphic novel called Whiteout, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Steve Lieber.... (More...)

Real-person roleplay

I recently saw Natalie Portman live (well, on a screen, but in realtime, from a nearby location). Which gave me... (More...)

Watchmen opening imminently

I'm tempted to attend the Thursday midnight showing of Watchmen. The theatre a five-minute drive from my house is showing... (More...)

Darths and Droids

Back in 2006, a guy named Shamus Young posted a couple of strips of a photonovel-style webcomic with the following... (More...)

Watchmen trailer!!!

The Watchmen trailer is out, and it's gorgeous. A few tiny false notes, and a few smallish things that make... (More...)

A few notes on women in fiction

tacityhydra just mentioned the Mo Movie Measure in passing; I was going to post this comment in response to that... (More...)

Watchmen movie notes

They've started shooting the Watchmen movie! For a March, 2009 release! A blog entry on the official site shows some... (More...)

Y: First issue free online

A year and a half ago, I reviewed the comic Y: The Last Man for SH. The series is about... (More...)

Travel, comics, TV, spam, Halloween, birthdays

Sorry so out of touch lately. I have dozens of things I want to post about, as always, but somehow... (More...)

Small superpowers

As I've probably mentioned before, one of my favorite superpowers is that of Stone Boy, of the Legion of Substitute... (More...)

Things to do on dates

A friend recently pointed me to a webcomic called xkcd. (In the same email, she asked how I was doing,... (More...)

What you should know ahead of time about Superman Returns

The following is a spoiler, of a sort; kind of a meta-spoiler. But I nonetheless claim that almost everyone will enjoy Superman Returns more if they know this than if they don't know it; knowing this will help you set your expectations appropriately (and most of you probably know it already anyway). However, I know some people won't want to know it, in which case don't read the rest of this entry.


Super Rescue

It occurs to me that most superheroes are, in a sense, super-cops. The main thing they do is fight crime.... (More...)

Weekend update

Some things I did this weekend, including several that I had not planned to do, in no particular order: Spent... (More...)

Father's Day plus assorted miscellany

Belated happy Father's Day to all y'all fathers! I hope you had a splendid day. My day was okay. Slow... (More...)

Review: Fantastic Four

Kam and I finally saw Fantastic Four. It was, pretty much as expected, fun fluff. Better than Daredevil (which I... (More...)

Naked swearing cartoon lesbians, $24/year

No, I haven't entered the porn business. This is a post about the economics of publishing. Really. Well, okay, and... (More...)

Long week

Assorted bits and pieces from the past week or so (some good, some not): (More...)


Here are some of the things I've done in the past week, in no particular order: finally washed some dishes... (More...)

Superman Returns

Last month, Nick pointed to the teaser trailer for what he called Jesus Christ, Superman, for reasons that will become... (More...)

Items: Comics, videos, photos

Assorted comics and comics-related items, plus a few cat and lizard photos, and some other stuff. Nifty comic strip in... (More...)