Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition

Although paperback collections of the entertaining Giant Days series have been coming out, Boom! has now released the series’ first hardcover, with a nifty extra. Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition collects the first eight issues written by John Allison. The bulk of the book (the first six) are illustrated by Lissa Treiman, with Max Sarin taking over after that. These issues introduce Daisy (naive), Esther (goth object of desire and center of drama), and Susan (relentlessly practical) in […]

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Comet TV Airing the Doctor Who Movies!

Oooh, set the DVR! This month, Comet TV will be airing the two theatrical Dr. Who movies, starring Peter Cushing as the time traveler. Now, bear in mind, they aren’t actually very good, but if you’re a fan, there’s still an understandable desire to check them out. Dr. Who and The Daleks, loosely based on the second TV story, The Daleks, debuted in 1965. In it, Dr. Who is a human inventor, accompanied by his two granddaughters, Susan (Roberta Tovey, […]

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The Gumazing Gum Girl: Gum Luck

I’m not sure how Gabby Gonzalez got the ability to turn into a bubblegum-powered stretchy superhero, not having read the first book, Chews Your Destiny (ha ha). I didn’t need to know, though, since The Gumazing Gum Girl: Gum Luck was plenty of fun on its own. Plus, the cover smells like bubblegum. (Which caused some confusion when I forgot it was in a stack — why do I smell gum?) This chapter book is copiously illustrated with cartoony, thick-line […]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus

As expected, DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus features the group of heroes saving the day with friendship and teamwork, but it’s so good-hearted that I can’t fault it for being a bit predictable. Unlike the previous two books in the series — Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths — this one is more solo-hero-focused, as we follow Wonder Woman to Olympus for summer vacation. There are still plenty of other drop-ins from her many friends. Checking in with what […]

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All 30 DCU Original Animated Movies at Once!

It was mentioned in passing in the promotional release for Batman and Harley Quinn that that movie would be the 30th in the DCU original animated film line. Now, to commemorate that milestone and a decade of releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced a Blu-ray box set of all 30 movies will be available on November 7 as the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection. In addition to the movies (listed below), the 32-disc set […]

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Secret Weapons #1

Every so often, a superhero comic reminds me that they can still come up with interesting ideas to explore. Valiant’s Secret Weapons gave me the kind of genre book I enjoy: a mismatched team of people with wacky powers figuring out how to get along. It’s written by Eric Heisserer and illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin. The Willows was a secret location where a crazy rich guy parked those with superpowers he thought were losers. He activated a […]

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Comicon.Com Relaunches With No Fan Input

My earliest venture into comic discussion online was Usenet, then CompuServe, but the first bulletin board/webforum I remember being a part of, back more than 20 years ago, were the boards at Comicon.com, a site then run by Rick Veitch and Steve Conley. There were lots of cool people there, pros and fans alike, back when online hangouts were both more egalitarian and focused. That’s also where Heidi MacDonald got her blogging start. Two years ago, she noted that the […]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High

The collected edition of the digital comic series DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High will be available in comic shops on September 27, in bookstores October 10. As written by Shea Fontana, the concept is simple, but there are entertaining touches throughout, illustrated by Yancy Labat, Agnes Garbowska, and Marcelo DiChiara. Liberty Belle (an old favorite of mine) is the teacher taking a group of superhero kids on a time-traveling field trip to study dinosaurs. Batgirl […]

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