Playing Around – Going to the Dogs

Sometimes you just want to kick back and play a quick, straightforward tabletop game with a cute theme. It’s even better if you’re able to do that whenever you feel like it, with games that are single player. If you’re a dog lover, there are a couple of fun games from Renegade Game Studios that should satisfy those needs.  Continue reading Playing Around – Going to the Dogs

GW1 Issue 143 – What Are Thoooose?!

This week we recorded live at Oddmall: Expedition Elsewhere in Canton, Ohio (amazingly with very few interruptions). Of course, the big story is the huge movie release from last week, Black Pantherand we have lots to discuss. We also have some info to share about what we’ve been up to, as well as some of the recent geek stories you may have missed, including casting news, Disney park updates, Doctor Who comics and the return of Firefly! Listen now!  Continue reading GW1 Issue 143 – What Are Thoooose?!

Gotham Gal West Coast – How an Action Movie Taught Me the Value of Community

It’s been a full week since I’ve seen Black Panther for the first time, and I still cannot get it out of my head. While we’ve heard about the movie and the amazing female characters within it, there’s another important aspect of the film—Community. Black Panther takes community to a different level than any Marvel Cinematic Universe film before it; audiences can only hope that this undercurrent continues in future films.  Continue reading Gotham Gal West Coast – How an Action Movie Taught Me the Value of Community

Comics Cosmos – Kicking Ass Again

It was 10 years ago this month that the world was introduced to  Dave Lizewski and his superhero persona Kick-Ass in comicbook form. He was a teenager sick of crime who wanted to do something about it. And when he realized he couldn’t do it alone, Dave joined forces with some other street heroes, most notably Hit-Girl, who ultimately got her own comic series as well.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Kicking Ass Again

She Geek Critique – Wakanda’s Warrior Women

If you’re like the majority of the movie going public, you saw Black Panther this past weekend (it is one of the highest grossing opening weekends ever, after all). And sure, I could do a review of it, but that’s what everyone else is doing – plus, you already know it’s a fantastic movie. What I want to talk about is female representation in the film and what Marvel has done right, where so many other movies have failed. (Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie, there aren’t any plot spoilers.)  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Wakanda’s Warrior Women