Trigger warning: abuse. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 came out last week in the US (and a few days before that in the UK). I watched it last Wednesday and have been thinking about it ever since. For all intents and purposes, this is a fun, light, genuinely affecting superhero movie that should have […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana takes a look at two very different books: Black Panther – A Nation Under our Feet, volume 1 and The Gauntlet are both excellent. Check it out here.
Title: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Author: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade Publisher: Marvel Press Publication Date: February 7 2017 Hardcover: 320 Pages WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make […]
The Kaz Signal is a new monthly column by regular contributor to The Book Smugglers: Karen “Kaz” Mahoney. Kaz will be covering all things comics and popgeekery. #0.5: Origin Story Everything and everybody has an origin. The origin story of this column is pretty simple: Ana and Thea asked if I’d like to do it, […]
Ana’s adventures in reading comics continue with a spotlight on three 2015 trades – one to enjoy, one to keep, one to treasure. Gotham Academy Vol 1 collects issues #1-6 of this DC Comics’ new(ish), ongoing series by writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher and artist Karl Kerschl. Taking place in Gotham City’s prestigious Gotham […]
Ana’s adventures in Reading Comics continue with Thor: Goddess of Thunder. Title: Thor: Goddess of Thunder Author: Jason Aaron (Text), Russell Dauterman (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy, Comics Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: May 26 2015 Hardcover: 136 pages Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him […]
Beginning in February 2014, the Ms Marvel series written by G. Willow Wilson, launched a storyline that sees the first Muslim superhero to headline a comic series. Beginning in February 2014, the Ms Marvel series written by G. Willow Wilson, launched a storyline that sees the first Muslim superhero to headline a comic series. Ms […]
Reading Comics: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David López
Marvel’s recently announced plans to release a Captain Marvel movie, sparked a new interest in a character I knew nothing about beyond the fact that I always associated Captain Marvel with its male incarnations. Cue me being super excited to learn the new Captain Marvel is a woman, Carol Danvers, previously known as Ms Marvel. […]
Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Thea here, reporting from a cold Washington D.C. Let’s get down to business, shall we? The Week of Trailers: I don’t know what was in the water but this past week, some really awesome trailers came out – for comics, tv shows, and movies. First, there was the first released […]
Marvel comics presents the exciting trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex This Friday we present you with a sweet crossover event trailer! Marvel Comics has released the following trailer for The Black Vortex – coming this February, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the All-New X-Men team up to tackle […]
In recent years, the Superhero has been making it to the Silver Screen in a big way. Beyond just the usual Batman and Superman reboots, select lesser-known heroes have been getting their turn in the mainstream spotlight. This summer, four superhero films grace the screen, and, as fellow movie junkies and nerds, we decided to […]
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