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An Evening with Gene Luen Yang at the Coolidge Corner Theatre | EMPTYBAMBOOGIRL by Lillian Lee

An Evening with Gene Luen Yang at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

When I learned that Gene Luen Yang would be making a stop in my neck of the woods, you best believe I jumped on getting tickets early on.

EMPTYBAMBOOGIRL by LILLIAN CHAN

New Comics Reading List for February 2016

I took a year sabbatical from current comic book reading.

Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary (2015) Issue 1 PLUS Sneak Peek of “Forever Red!”

My initial introduction to Mockingbird was via Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and even then I only knew that the character’s name was Bobbi and that she…

Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bona

Lois Lane: Fallout. A novel by Gwenda Bond. What?!

When did DC Comics get into Young Adult Fiction?

Nimona. “We’re Villains! Villains kill people sometimes!”

Nimona has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I’d been hearing great things about it and I really liked the artwork. So, while I was…

Diving Deep Into the Spider-Verse Universe (2015)

I recently discovered the graphic novel/comic book section of the local library and went to town on it. One of the titles I picked up was Marvel Comics’…

Black Widow (2014) #20, Say It Ain’t the End!

And so the team that gave us this latest story arc for Black Widow have closed out this particular story with issue #20. Say it ain’t so! *sniff…

A Revamped 2015 Archie Makes Its Way, Issue 1

  I’ve never read any of the Archie comics, but I was familiar with the love triangle and that it took place is Riverdale. Other than that, I…

Image Comics’ Kaptara: “Wizards Just Got a Whole Lot Sexier”

This insane intergalactic space odyssey is…insane and I absolutely love it. From the first issue to issue three, the writing and art have kept me glued. The sense…

Black Widow’s First Line of Red. How It Started. (Issue 19)

Black Widow is one of the few titles that I’ve been sticking with. I love the series — full of action and drama with amazing artwork to boot….

JEM Keeps Getting Better with Issue 4

  The upcoming live-action JEM film may suck — actually, it probably will after having watched the trailer — but, fans should definitely be reading the comics. They’ve…

What Happens After the Bad Guy Has Been Defeated? New Comic “Zodiac Starforce” to Debut in August 2015!

  Ooh! This comes out in digital and print on August 26th! The art looks amazing and the story sounds like a very interesting premise! Comic created by…

DC Comics Superman “Truth”, Issue 41, is One Wild Ride. Wow.

I’ve tried getting into Superman comics in the past — even the Superman Wonderwoman series — but they fell flat for me. There was never enough character build…

I Wanted to Like Black Canary Issue 1…I Really Did, But…

it just didn’t grab me from the outset. Maybe I was looking forward to it too much? I was already excited about the artwork by Annie Wu —…

DC Comics Convergence Nightwing/Oracle #1. Dang That Was Good.

Honestly, this issue has been sitting on my nightstand for the past few weeks. It came highly recommended by the comic book shop guy who couldn’t say enough…

Image Comics’ Kaptara: “Space, why you gotta be like that?”

What? Huh? A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA,…

Avengers: Age of Ultron…Age of Disappointment. What Happened Here?

I waited a few weeks for the crowds to die down before heading to the movie theatre with the Mister to watch Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The…

Jem and the Holograms, Issue 3

Hot off their video win, Jem and the Holograms perform at the Starlight Foundation’s annual fundraiser—but the Misfits, anxious the Holograms’ overnight success, plan to bring them down….

Marvel’s Silk Goes on a Date with Johnny Storm, Issue 4

And she punches Peter Parker in the face. Hehe, do not piss her off. I’m really enjoying this series — following along Cindy Moon as she navigates life…

Who Is the New Thor? What?! Issue 8 (2014)

When I got to the last page I was, like, what?!?!?! I picked up the latest issue a few days ago at one of my fave comic shops…

Stripped: The Comics Documentary

So, I have been at a crossroads with my comic — where is it going? what am I doing? And then, I take a break. Fire up Netflix…

First Look of DC Comics Supergirl This Fall on CBS

This looks fun actually. Yes? No? Some criticism is that it’s fluff. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl. In the…

For ‘New Yorker’ Cartoonist, ’90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great’

Matthew Diffee has been drawing cartoons for The New Yorker since 1999. When asked which comes first, the image or the words, he tells NPR’s Scott Simon, “They…

Comic Book Homework

A lot has been happening and not been happening with my ah-Lin! comic 🙂 The other day, I decided to break Empty Bamboo Girl off and make it…

The Digital Age of Comics

With superheroes dominating the box office, It’s easy to forget comics weren’t always as well regarded or accessible. The Verge talks to comic theoriest Scott McCloud, Comixology founders…

‘SNL’ Mocks Superhero Sexism With ‘Black Widow’ Rom-Com Trailer

[via Huffington Post]

Ms. Marvel Issue No. 2 (2014)

The latest comic that I’m super into is Ms. Marvel. Published: March 19, 2014 Rating: Rated T+ Writer: G. Willow Wilson Cover Artist: Jamie Mckelvie As seen in…

Superman/Wonder Woman, Issue #6 (DC Comics, 2014) Review

Initially, I was pretty excited for this comic. The idea of two strong, iconic characters joining together seemed like a great idea, but the execution of it is…

Black Widow, Issue #4 (MarvelNow, 2014) Review

Oh lady, issue #4 did not disappoint. It has all the pieces that I enjoy — spying, action, adventure, and a strong kickass female lead. I couldn’t stop…

Black Widow 2014 (MarvelNow) Review

I hadn’t even planned on starting a new comic book title. I have so many new books that I have yet to read and then others that I…