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Sound Off! Spider-Man: Homecoming


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, reload your web-shooters and discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, which premiered in the United States on Friday, July 7, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we are all…

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Television in Book Form: A Review of the Serial Bookburners


Bookburners (2017) Written by: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: 787 (Hardcover) Publisher: Saga Press/Serial Box Why I Chose It: I’ve previously enjoyed works by a couple of the authors involved in Bookburners. That, and I find the concept behind Serial Box to be really interesting (more on that below!). The premise: The…

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My Favorite Things: New Gods, Monstrous Comics, and “Lost Girls”


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 all about one of the “New Gods” on the American Gods television show, a beautiful new music video that’s…

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Sound Off! Wonder Woman


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, don your disguising eyeglasses and discuss Wonder Woman, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 2, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while…

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Doomed Love: Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Failure of Relationships in Superhero Comics


Three years ago, my husband and I finally got married after eleven years of dating. And like most couples, we received plenty of wedding gifts. Knowing our geeky tendencies, my mother-in-law gave us a sign which placed our names alongside famous superhero couples: from Superman and Lois Lane to Daredevil and Elektra. I loved the sign and still do, but…

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My Favorite Things: Murderbots, Milestone Movies, Superheroic Women, and Dragon Age


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, three of our selections are perfect for book lovers. This includes a brand new sci-fi novella with a murderous protagonist,…

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My Favorite Things: Fantasy Video Games, Obscure Fairy Tales, and Ghost Stories


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 have two video game selections- including an old favorite, and a MMORPG perfect for people who don’t normally like MMORPGs. On…

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Sound Off! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


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, “I am Groot” and discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which premiered in the United States on Friday, May 5, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a…

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