Archive for March, 2017

 

March 31, 2017 • Cee • Monthly Recap

March, March, March.

With every passing month, I keep shrinking into a ball because Summer will approach. (And I’m not a fan of Summer.) Not a lot of things happened in March. And if stuff did happen, I just can’t remember what specifically, ha.

WHAT’S UP?

In March—

  • I MET CHIP ZDARKSY. 

LOOK AT THIS DUDE.

Artist of Sex Criminals. Writer of Howard the Duck, Jughead, and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man! Chip is such a hilarious and nice dude. Hearing him speak and joke was everything! Highlight: making sex noises of raccoon’s fucking. ;D (Also, that dude knows how to take fabulous pictures.)

  • I BOWLED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

I never thought I’d bowl or be that person who hung out with co-workers, but I did…both, and it was really fucking fun. It was the highlight of my week. I did terribly, but when I stopped trying to walk a certain way to throw the ball, it worked, I did fairly well (I got spares and a strike). Two co-workers called it cute the way I’d trudge up to the line, make a hard stop, and then roll the ball. XD

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March 31, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself.

To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he’s stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. . . . But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war?

Where we last left off: Kaidu and Rat having thwarted an assassination attempt on the General of All Blades. Afterwards? Well…

Faith Erin Hicks is back with The Stone Heart, the sequel of The Nameless City. (For those who have not read The Nameless City, here’s everything you need to know about it.) And oh boy, friends, The Stone Heart will have you with your mouths open (so try not to catch flies in it when you read this great graphic novel).

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March 30, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

In March, the comics I will drop everything so it can be my one true loves involves DC Bombshells (who are back at it again fighting in WWII), my bb girl Batgirl traveling the world,  gravitating towards have heroines kicking ass in the form of Wonder Woman and a princess, a glamorous green haired fashion blogger, and the awesome Jughead Jones. My hands are itching for these comics in my life.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

DC BOMBSHELLS • VOL. 3: UPRISING

EUROPE, 1941. War is raging across the continent. The forces of darkness are on the march—and the magic powers of heroes like Zatanna, Mera and Constantine have been stripped away. And in the underground cabarets of Berlin, the Joker’s Daughter rules with an iron fist.

On the home front, the Batgirls—an army of freedom fighters modeled after their favorite Bombshell—battle against Gotham City’s most infamous criminals with the help of Maggie Sawyer and Lois Lane. And deep inside enemy territory, a rebel alliance is forming. Batwoman, Catwoman, Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Raven, Constantine, the Huntress and Renee Montoya are ready to strike hard and fast against the Nazi menace.

But when one Bombshell turns traitor, all bets are off…

The thrilling alternate-history saga of DC’s greatest heroines continues! Inspired by the hit DC Collectibles line, DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS – VOL. 3: UPRISING reimagines the greatest conflict in human history! Collects issues #13-18. — DC Comics

Publication date: March 15, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excitedDC BOMBSHELLS!!! These bombshells are back at it again! Expect the appearances of your favorite lady superheroes + allies, and some betrayal to occur!
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March 28, 2017 • Cee • Letters

Dear Catherynne M. Valente & The Refrigerator Monologues,

The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics.

From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.Goodreads

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March 24, 2017 • Cee • Reviews

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris • March 28, 2017 • Quirk Books
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Meet the lesser of all evils!

Every hero needs a villain. But not all villains are dangerous–some are incompetent, comical, or just . . . weird.

In his follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, author Jon Morris presents over a hundred of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains to ever see print in comics. Meet D-list rogues like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), Swarm (a crook made of bees; Nazi bees), and many more. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains affectionately and hilariously profiles oddball criminals from the history of comics.

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I received this book for free from Quirk Books for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “What good is a superhero without a decent supervillain?”

We all remember villains like the Joker, Red Skull, Magneto, and Scarecrow. However, not all villains in superhero comics are gonna be a hit. Comics go through many villains—good and bad ones—and many of them have been forgotten or ignored. The League of Regrettable Supervillains showcases the D-list strangest super villains you have never heard of, and when you read about them, you’ll understand why they are rarely remembered.

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March 21, 2017 • Cee • Lists

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

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Well hello there! I am here to kick off the Geekerella blog tour, and I am unbelievably excited to have Ashley Poston on my blog. I’ve started Geekerella, and oh my god, the book managed to captivate me from the page one.

For this post, Ashley has provided a list of recommended geek reads that everybody should read.

Can you guess what books she picked? Can’t think of any? It’s okay, here they are!

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