Comics Cosmos – Always on Target

By now, every comics reader knows there was a shake-up in the ranks of the Avengers because of Civil War II. And one of those changes involved Hawkeye. Clint Barton (the Hawkeye most people know) was up on charges for killing Bruce Banner, but ultimately found not guilty. Even so, he couldn’t go back to his previous role so Kate Bishop (who has been in the secondary Hawkeye role for a few years now) has taken over and is now the focus in Marvel’s Hawkeye comics.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – The Way of the Iron Fist

Considering I’m a Marvel chick, I’ve obviously already binged all of the new Iron Fist series on Netflix. (Plus, of course, we’re talking about it on this week’s Geek Watch One.) And, me being me, you had to know I’d have a little something to say about it. (BTW, for a quick background on the character check out the Comics Cosmos post from back in January.) Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Domo Arigato…

I have always been a fan of stories featuring unreliable narrators. To Kill a Mockingbird. “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space” from the X-files. And now, Mr. Robot.

So who is Mr. Robot? I won’t say (spoilers!). I will say it could be Elliot (Rami Malek), a socially awkward, clinically depressed computer hacker. It could be the strange man in a computer shop jacket (Christian Slater) who confronts Elliot on the subway about his plan to destroy E(vil) Corp. It could be any one of the “fsociety” hackers who start a spiral of attacks on Evil Corp and every person’s account in debt to the company. Mr. Robot could be anybody we meet in the first season of Mr. RobotContinue reading

Comics Cosmos – Action Packed Saga

If you’re looking for a space opera full of adventure, strong characters and all around good storytelling, Saga is the one. Created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, Saga follows two people from warring factions who found each other under interesting circumstances, fell in love, had a child and are trying to escape, well, everyone.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Dreadful, Melancholy and Calamitous: A Series of Unfortunate Events

“Look away, look away.” Audiences are continuously requested this throughout the Netflix series, based on the popular children’s book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The events, as author of the series and reporter of the terrible events which surround the Baudelaire children, Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) explains, are so terrible nobody should watch. There are so many better things on television than the horrible stories here. And yet, doesn’t telling somebody this make them want to watch more? Obviously, given the 13 books, autobiography, and prequels in the Gothic book series that charmed millions.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – America the Beautiful

Marvel’s new series America (issue #1 came out last week) is a breath of fresh air among superhero comics. It features America Chavez (aka Miss America), not only one of the few openly gay heroes in mainstream comics today, but also one of the few Latina ones. Plus, the series is skewing slightly younger than most comics right now, even having young adult author Gabby Rivera as writer (also Latina and queer, btw… another step in the right direction).  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Winter, Spring, Summer, [and] Fall, All You Got to Do is Call…

Yes, I am a fan of Gilmore Girls. And yes, this is super late, considering Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered back in November. What can I say, I like to let things sink in. Also, there are way too few Saturdays in a month to talk about everything I find.  Continue reading