Wizard World Hall of Legends Achieves Gender Parity

I made fun of the first inductee in the newly announced Wizard World Hall of Legends, but I’m more interested in the second one. Trina Robbins, the “first woman to draw Wonder Woman” [in 1986], will be added to the Wizard World Hall of Legends in Sacramento on June 16. But her historical impact extends beyond working on corporate properties: In 1970, Robbins produced the very first all-woman comic book, It Ain’t Me, Babe. She’s also written a number of […]

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So It’s the Millennials That Are Entitled?

A 59-year-old woman is working on her bachelor’s degree at a Wisconsin university. She took an Advanced Creative Writing Poetry course but didn’t agree with the assigned reading, so she sued her professor, demanding an A in the course (she got an F) and that the professor be fired or suspended for a year without pay. Nowhere in the linked article is the answer to the question “why not just drop the course? or take one focused on old male […]

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Uncorking a Lie: A Sommelier Mystery

Sommelier and murder-solver Katie Stillwell, first seen in Decanting a Murder, returns in Nadine Nettmann’s second mystery, Uncorking a Lie. The killing this time revolves around the most famous type of wine crime: the creation and sale of counterfeit bottles of expensive vintages. That’s a great choice for a mystery, and the motivations of those who want to own famous wines provide one of the few points of interest of this story. Overall, the wine information is the best part […]

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Black Panther Trailer Released

Last night, Marvel Studios released the first trailer for the upcoming Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman. It’s framed as a conversation between Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue (seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross (previously seen in Captain America: Civil War and familiar to fans from Christopher Priest’s epic run on the Black Panther comic). I like the way they’re engaging the contradiction of Wakanda head-on: outsiders think it’s a third-world country, but […]

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WB Hiring for New DC Digital Service

Remember that DC digital network that was announced a couple of months ago? WB Entertainment Group has now posted a job opening for the Content Editor. This position will be responsible for leading the day-to-day planning, development, and execution of the DC Digital Services on channel voice and daily editorial content — ensuring that content is prioritized against strategic needs and sustained fan engagement. The Content Editor will be responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the editorial content mix, identifying […]

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Plenty of Wonder Woman Merchandise Available

Some worried whether the Wonder Woman movie was getting enough marketing, but qualms were set aside after its opening weekend set records: Wonder Woman was a box office smash on its opening weekend, raking in more than $100 million domestically — a new record for a movie directed by a woman [Patty Jenkins]…. And it compares well to similar movies — that is, superhero flicks that aren’t sequels or ensemble films. While it’s not as big as the opening weekend […]

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Wynonna Earp Only on Blu-ray

KC and I have been waiting for an announcement of Wynonna Earp coming to home video. We wanted to see what kind of show they made from old friend Beau Smith‘s stories, and we don’t have cable, thus no Syfy channel. Oddly, though, the only thing that’s been announced so far is a crowd-funded Blu-ray release estimated to be out in September. Co-producer (and comics publisher) IDW Entertainment has put up a campaign running for the next couple of months […]

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Brigsby Bear Explores Creation as Therapy

Coming out July 28 in New York and Los Angeles is an odd little film starring Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) called Brigsby Bear. James (Mooney, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Costello) is obsessed with the kids’ show Brigsby Bear, having seen all of its hundreds of episodes. His life is isolated, residing in a bunker with only his parents and the show for company. Then it’s all uprooted, and James decides to make a movie to finish […]

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