The Big Rewind

I absolutely adored The Big Rewind by Libby Cudmore. It’s a wonderful blend of murder mystery, satiric portrait of hipster life, quarter-century nostalgia (silly as that is), awkward burgeoning romance, and love for music, with the right song capturing the perfect memory or even changing your life. Jett lives in her grandmother’s apartment in Brooklyn. She wants to be a music journalist, but as we all know, print is dead, so she temps where she can and glides through life, […]

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A Very Timely Educational Comic

I really liked this comic by Shannon Wright and Sarah Mirk, “Eight Ways To Resist Donald Trump“. It’s timely, full of useful information, and approachable. One could consider it simply an illustrated list, instead of a comic, but the images add so much emotional affect to the items. I particularly could see a full story behind the second image (shown here), with a young woman explaining something meaningful to older relatives (I assume). Plus, the hand-style lettering makes it more […]

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Read Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High for Free

Through the end of the month, DC Comics has made the first two issues of the digital comic series Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High free! Their announcement has the details and promo code — you’ll need a ComiXology account — as well as some preview pages from the latest issue, number 8, in which Batgirl and Harley Quinn meet Amelia Earhart and Emily Dickenson. I liked the issues I’ve read, by Shea Fontana and Agnes Garbowska, […]

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Immortal Guys Solving Crimes

I have recently realized that I enjoy a rather specialized television sub-genre: immortal guys and normal women solving crimes. Examples: Lucifer season 2 has just returned, with the prince of hell trying to figure out his feelings for the police detective he works with. In this most recent episode, “Stewardess Interruptus”, the two murder victims are former lovers of Lucifer, a nice device to complicate things. I recently binged the only season of Moonlight, a vampire PI series starring that […]

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Doctor Strange Blu-ray Details Announced

The specifics for the home video release of Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the medical mystic, have been announced. The movie has made more than $650 million worldwide, making it “the biggest single-character introduction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and the 14th consecutive Marvel movie to open at #1 domestically. You probably already know the plot description: the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands […]

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Defenders Show Likely to Succeed, Given Popularity of Other Netflix Marvel Shows

A site called CableTV.com has put together a list, based on Google Trends, of which Netflix Original TV shows are most popular in each state. According to their rankings, the Marvel shows are clear winners, with Daredevil coming out on top in 14 states: Alaska Arizona Georgia Indiana Kansas Louisiana Michigan Missouri Nebraska New Jersey New Mexico Oklahoma Tennessee Texas And Jessica Jones taking another 7: Colorado Illinois Maine Maryland Nevada New Hampshire Wisconsin Together, that makes up 21 states, […]

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Ghostbusters 101 Crosses Over Old, New Teams in March

Coming out March 22 is the first issue of a new series, Ghostbusters 101, that promises to feature both the 1984 male team and the more recent group of women bearing the title. I don’t envy writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening taking this on. They’ve been working on the licensed comic for five years, so they know their stuff, but they have quite the challenge in balancing the audiences for the two teams — those who want to […]

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Another Manga by Bunny Drop Author Coming to US

I know a number of manga fans who were really disappointed by Bunny Drop by Yumi Unita. They liked the early part of the series, about a young man raising an orphaned little girl, but they disagreed with the direction the series took near the end. (The dislike means, for some, any series that features an older man/young girl interacting, such as Sweetness & Lightning, now causes fear that it’s going to take a creepy turn. It’s unfortunate that Bunny […]

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