‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #7 [English translation]
Comics

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #7 [English translation]

It’s been a big week for Avengers: Electric Rain, as it was revealed yesterday that the Korean hero that appears in the webcomic, White Fox, is going to be brought over and used in some of the official Avengers comics as well.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ leaves us hungry for more
Movies

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ leaves us hungry for more

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ confidently delivers on its themes, even as it holds back its biggest, boldest statements for the next film.

‘C.O.W.L.’ Vol. 1 masterfully weaves Chicago into its truly original superhero story
Comics

‘C.O.W.L.’ Vol. 1 masterfully weaves Chicago into its truly original superhero story

Just when I think there is nothing more that can be done with the “fights-in-tights” genre, ‘C.O.W.L.’ comes up with something truly original. In the tradition of ‘Watchmen,’ this book explores what a world with superheroes would really be like. It’s a refreshing take on the superhero genre, with super-powered fistfights taking a backseat to bare-knuckle politics.

Captain Kirk’s log: Variety is the spice of comics
Comics

Captain Kirk’s log: Variety is the spice of comics

Variety… it might be cliché but it’s what makes life truly interesting, isn’t it? And that’s the great thing about comics: it’s a medium of great flexibility.

The art of being average: an interview with Average Joe
TV

The art of being average: an interview with Average Joe

Average Joe is a supremely popular web series that is two seasons in and heading into its third season next summer. Like many fans of the series, I’m excited to see how the story unfolds for Joe, the hapless yet likeable hero of the story, and I chatted with him recently about the show and the upcoming season.

The Batgirl next door: an interview with Babs Tarr
Comics

The Batgirl next door: an interview with Babs Tarr

From her beginnings in the comic book world to who she’s most looking forward to penciling, one thing’s for certain: Babs Tarr is proving she’s not just a flash in the pan. And your friendly neighborhood jman got the chance to talk to her recently.

Rushed ending mars otherwise enjoyable ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ Vol. 1
Comics

Rushed ending mars otherwise enjoyable ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ Vol. 1

The new ‘Wolverine and the X-Men,’ for better or worse, is a very different book from what it was with previous scribe Jason Aaron. Top notch art and a great lead up are thoroughly enjoyable, but writer Jason Latour doesn’t quite stick the landing because of a rushed ending to the first volume.

You won’t underestimate the power of Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Darth Vader
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You won’t underestimate the power of Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Darth Vader

If you’re a Star Wars fan, there’s no question. You will get this ASAP.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ # 6 [English translation]
Comics

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ # 6 [English translation]

Episode 6 of Avengers: Electric Rain has dropped, and things really start to heat up in the most action-packed episode the series has yet to see!

Captain Kirk’s pick: Getting kids to think through comics
Comics

Captain Kirk’s pick: Getting kids to think through comics

I tell my students to read comics, not because they’re any easier; on the contrary, the presence of visual information in these books also adds a layer of non-textual communication and forces kid to think about the message that’s reinforced on a visual level.

The 10 most spiritual Stephen King books
Applied Geekism

The 10 most spiritual Stephen King books

To the degree that almost all of King’s works, to some extent or other, are about redemption and transcending evil, adversity and death, they are all spiritual. But the following books are the ones where we think the spirituality and mysticism come through in the most effective and entertaining ways.

‘The Walking Dead’ Vol. 22 takes on a refreshing new direction
Comics

‘The Walking Dead’ Vol. 22 takes on a refreshing new direction

‘The Walking Dead’ Vol. 22 is a pivotal point in the series that sees new characters and the establishment of a new life for the survivors. It’s refreshing and it’s a new pace.

‘Big Hero 6′ is good but not quite big or hero enough
Movies

‘Big Hero 6′ is good but not quite big or hero enough

‘Big Hero 6′ is the new toy your kid will love intensely for a week and break in a month. Or the new big kid toy smartphone that will be obsolete next year.

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #5 [English translation]
Comics

‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ #5 [English translation]

The fifth episode of ‘Avengers: Electric Rain’ is out and it’s action-packed, folks!

A galvanized Stephen King ponders science, faith and morality in ‘Revival’
Books

A galvanized Stephen King ponders science, faith and morality in ‘Revival’

‘Revival’ is as engaging a late-night tale as all of Stephen King’s stories are but also continues to build upon his trend towards higher levels of complexity within the understory. It is a powerful, phantasmagorical meditation on the loss of faith and understanding.

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