DC Super Hero Girls Get TV Series

After two (presumably successful — they were fun to watch, anyway) DVD movies, the DC Super Hero Girls are getting their own animated TV show! Per Deadline, “The action-comedy series from producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls) is set to premiere next year on Cartoon Network.” It will star Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. The network elaborates on the premise: Gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a […]

Read more

Get Out: Perfect for Our Time

Get Out is the best-reviewed movie of the year, and it’s well-deserved. Writer/director Joran Peele stretches from comedy into horror, using the genre to create a very human portrait of fear of seemingly normal people with horrible secret motivations. I don’t normally watch horror movies, but I loved this, because it had so much relevant to say (and there isn’t anything visually terrible or bloody until the end). It’s more suspenseful — what’s going on? — than full of gross […]

Read more

Upcoming Science Comics

I’m really loving the First Second Science Comics line for doing educational graphic novels that are informative AND entertaining reads. The latest is Flying Machines, out today. Thankfully, they’ve got a bunch more planned beyond the five out so far. Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield by Falynn Koch (author of Bats), due out August 29, covers disease. Yuck! But likely fascinating. Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch (The Baker Street Peculiars), due out October 31 Robots and Drones: Past, […]

Read more

Shattered Warrior

Shattered Warrior is an affecting portrait of life during wartime occupation, a story of a young woman fighting the alien race who’ve stolen her world that demonstrates real emotional depth in life-and-death situations. Colleen was the privileged daughter of a great estate until the aliens came. They destroyed the city and her home and killed her family (and stole her Bible! just kidding, Romancing the Stone fans). Now, she works a tiring, assembly-line job sorting minerals for the occupiers to […]

Read more

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

First Second’s Science Comics line combines the best of everything: fascinating stories, entertaining education, and talented creators who know how to make good comics. Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared is no exception. (Previous titles include Bats, Volcanoes, Dinosaurs, and my personal favorite, Coral Reefs.) Alison Wilgus wrote and Molly Brooks illustrated this brief history of powered flight by heavier-than-air constructions. I was charmed from the beginning, with the choice to have the story narrated by Katharine Wright, sister […]

Read more

Comic Planning Tool

Deadlines are tough. If you have trouble with them, one way to take a new approach to the problem is starting at the beginning. Was there enough time allotted for everything that needed to be done? Did the schedule allow for emergencies and down time? Is the goal date even reasonable? Artist Carey Pietsch (Lumberjanes) has created a spreadsheet template to help answer those questions. You can plug in your deadline, the length of your book, and your working speed […]

Read more

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games is the second animated feature (after Hero of the Year) starring the toy line, and it’s better than the first. I’ve already posted the trailer, but this was even more fun than I expected. That’s in part because there is a LOT going on here, keeping things interesting. And you’ll want to keep the pause button nearby, to catch the cameos and background designs. The movie, a zippy hour and seventeen minutes, begins when […]

Read more

Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition and “What Makes a Wonder Woman”

I’ve now had a chance to watch the Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition, which came out earlier this week. I remembered why I didn’t care for the movie, but I liked the new featurette, “What Makes a Wonder Woman”. It’s only ten minutes, compared to the 25 minutes each of the other two carry-over special features, but I’m not sure what more they could have said without going into tricky political topics that wouldn’t fit this promotional item. Commentators on-screen include […]

Read more
1 2 3 392