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My Favorite Things: The CW, Comedic Sci-Fi, Cartoon Cats, and Penny Dreadful Continued

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week we’re highlighting an addictive (and at times adorable) new RPG, a promising comic book continuation of a beloved television show,…

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Wonder Woman Comics: Five Suggestions for New Readers

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Superhero comic books aren’t always that friendly to new readers. In fact, they can be quite daunting. Newcomers can easily find themselves overwhelmed by storylines that have been going on for years, or even decades. Given the depth of existing mythology, even comics that feature a new hero or boasts a “#1” on the cover aren’t always safe bets. Add…

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Sound Off! The LEGO Batman Movie

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve done some deep bricking, superhero style, to discuss The LEGO Batman Movie, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 10, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions,…

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My Favorite Things: Fantastic Beasts, Nerdy Handbags, Wonder Woman, and Custom-Made Comic Book Covers

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’ll be highlighting the latest installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise, a geek chic handbag, a one-of-a-kind comic book,…

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Heroes v Aliens: A Conversation About the Arrowverse Crossover Event

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From Monday, November 28, to Thursday, December 1, 2016, the CW television network premiered its highly anticipated crossover event. Heroes v Aliens brought together characters from all four DC universe television shows, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Here to discuss this television event from two different fan perspectives are J.L. Gribble, who regularly watches all four shows…

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Guest Post: The Flash takes on Flashpoint and Runs Away with DC Television Continuity

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Comics are a big deal in our house. When we heard CW’s The Flash was doing Flashpoint for season three, the news brought more than a little bit of excitement. For those of you who don’t read comics Flashpoint was a 5 issue DC crossover event starring The Flash. It’s one of DC comics most notable stories written by Geoff Johns in 2011. I…

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Crafting Homicidal Housewives and Lovecraftian Horrors: Spotlight on Female Artists in Comics

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I didn’t get into comics for the artwork. No, at twenty-one, when I first wandered into a comic book store, I showed up as a lifelong reader of books, with a passion for well-formed stories, likable characters, and good writing. When my eyes scanned across the glossy pages of the first issue of Buffy: Season 8, I wasn’t looking at…

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