Top 5 Best and Worst Superhero Costumes

6 07 2011

Superheroes go through a lot of costume changes, for better or worse.  Here’s my list of the 5 Best and 5 Worst costumes of both male and female superheroes.

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For those keeping track…

10 06 2011

Here’s a full list of the 52 DCnU #1 reboots to be expected in September. Thanks to Bleeding Cool for compiling it (because DC would never be that helpful)!

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As I See It: DC Comics Reboot

7 06 2011

Since the 31st of May, the internet has been abuzz with word of the earth shattering DC Comics Reboot

According to Newsarama, “the [new JLA] team will ultimately boast 14 members, with the iconic core of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. ”

Here are my prophesies (including art) for what the DCU will be like, starting September first.*

*Please don’t take this seriously. This is not journalism, merely comedic speculation.

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The Fourth Wall: I’m Atop It!

5 06 2011

A very long time ago on the internet (read: about three years), there was this guy.  With glasses.  He created these little five-second versions of movies, because it amused him and others.  He got kind of popular.  He started doing other things, like reviews of nostalgic movies.   He got more popular.  He created his own site, and started doing more and more things, like dressing as a bum and mocking newer movies, and dressing in a smoking jacket and answering questions creepily.

This last led to a little contest a year or so later, where the guy with the glasses invited his watchers to submit their own “answering questions creepily” videos.  One such was a guy in a hat.  The guy in the hat found, after doing this video, that he kind of liked it.  Hat-guy already had a site dedicated to tearing apart bad comics, so he made a video version of one of his reviews.  He liked it, others liked it, and so he made another.  And another.  This went on for two years, up until, well, today.

So, why am I rambling about this?  Well,  I got introduced to the famous glasses site about four months ago, and to the hatted guy a month later.   I became a very big fan, diving through the hundred-odd videos of the comic reviewer and enjoying them immensely.   So much so, in fact, that I joined a fan group on Facebook.  And said group was holding a contest.  A contest to create a video tearing apart a bad comic, in the style of the hatted guy.  And I did.

The video quality is bad, the puns are worse, and the comic is the worst of all.  Dedicated to Linkara (the hat guy), because, hey, it’s his characters I’m spoofing, and this literally would not exist without him.  You are an entertaining inspiration, and I hope one day to meet you at a convention.  And not be a crazy fan at you.  Yes.

Oh, and I’ve been wearing my hat for three years, way before I knew of all this (read: way before it was cool, because I’m a nerd fashion hipster).

Heroes: As I See It

1 06 2011

So, it’s already been determined that I am a giant nerd.  I love comic books.  I am also very opinionated about comic books. You start me off on a rant and I will run with it.  I’d like to imagine that this makes me exceedingly entertaining when I’m drunk, but I think some people tire of it very quickly.

HOWEVER, I’m not going to make that assumption anymore!  Comment below with a superhero you’d like to hear about and I’ll provide the history I know of them, why they are a great OR terrible character, and what I think should happen to them.  I’ll post a different hero every week, titles “[Hero’s Name] As I See It.” Comment away!


23 05 2011

I am a minority.  I am a minority within a minority.  I am a geek.  I am a girl geek.

There is a lot of stigma surrounding girl geeks.  The Hollywood depictions of us range from anxious, gawky girls who are inept in any social situations to Playboy models who make it their “thing” to appear geeky, so they can appeal to the masses of easily persuaded nerd boys.  And as much or as little as those images might be true, it’s still not the whole story.

The "Socially Inept" Geek

Charlyne Ye, Awkward "Geek"

The "It Girl" Geek
Olivia Munn, Hollywood “Geek”

Now, I’m not complaining.  My life is not made harder because I’m a nerd, I am simply stating that it can be a challenge to be the minority (girl) within a minority (geek).

Once upon a time, I worked at a video game store.  I love video games and, back then, I knew everything there was to know.  My boss chose me  because he saw my knowledge and enthusiasm, but many of the customers avoided talking to me if one of the other guys was around (might I also mention that I was the only girl who worked at the game store?).  Sure, mothers and girls came to me, talked to me, trusted my advice, but more of the male customers avoided me like the plague or hit on me like crazy.

Now I work in a comic book store.  It’s great, but every once in a while, I get a customer who looks at me, raising his eyebrow.  “Do you actually read comics?”  I always have to stop and do a double take at them.  The double take is not just because I’m working in a comic store, but also because my work ensemble always consists of a comic book t-shirt.  Do you really think I could not possibly be a comic book fan if I’m wearing a Squirrel Girl t-shirt?

I guess what I’m trying to get at is respect.  While my coworkers have always respected me no matter where I work (the video game store, the comic book store), the customers do not treat me the same way.  Because I’m a girl, others assume that I am a lesser geek.  And I guess that’s part of why I wanted to start this blog: to prove that I am not lesser; but also to prove that I really do know my stuff.

So, look forward to rants on 30 Rock, Daimon Hellstrom, Arrested Development, Power Girl, anime, video games, Pokemon, movies, manga, and more from me.

~Queen of Quasars