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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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My Favorite Things: Star-Crossed Lovers, Romantic Fantasy, and High-Flying Superhero Television Shows

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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 falling in love with superhero television shows, a sci-fi comic about star-crossed lovers and bounty hunters (plus one cat),…

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Fallen to Earth: The Trials and Tribulations of The New 52’s Supergirl

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Back when Greg Berlanti first announced that he was making a Supergirl TV show, I realized something very important. I knew embarrassingly little about Supergirl herself. Sure, I knew that she was a Kryptonian, and Clark Kent’s cousin, but beyond that? Yeah… not so much. To rectify this, I found myself hitting up my library, looking for Supergirl comics. The…

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The Evolution of Vampires in Popular Fiction

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Since launch, Speculative Chic has featured articles on personal writing journeys, collections of things people love, and some amazing reviews. So why are we suddenly throwing an academic discussion on vampires at you? Because I’m a huge nerd, that’s why! (See my bio page for official details and credentials regarding my nerdiness.) By now you’ve gotten a taste of me through…

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My Favorite Things: Best of Summer 2016

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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 not just talking about our favorites of the moment, but our top picks of the whole summer. From Ghostbusters…

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My Favorite Things: Classic Sci Fi, Bawdy Sword and Sorcery, Awesome Re-reads, and TOYS!

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Welcome back to My Favorite Things! Every week, our columnists rave about the best of the best in the world of speculative fiction. This weeks column is all about one of our favorite topics here at Speculative Chic, awesome ladies! This includes powerful leaders in a classic sci-fi series, ass-kicking party girls saving the world, authors proven to be be…

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My Favorite Things: Art Deco Comics, Soundtrack Love, Stay Gods, and Eva Green

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When the dogs bites, the bees stings, and we’re feeling sad… it’s good that we have these favorite things to fall back on! Welcome back to our weekly column, My Favorite Things, where our writers fangirl over whatever’s occupying the geeky areas of our headspaces. This time around we have a beautifully illustrated fantasy comic, an anime that takes it…

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