Blerd JOY!!!!: Gail Simone Named @DCComics #BatGirl Writer Again

December 21, 2012 // 3 Comments

            On December 10th, I felt like all was lost, when Gail Simone was fired by her editor. There was outrage throughout online fandom sites everywhere. I was making plans to find another comic book to follow to replace Batgirl when today I got an email from Optimistic Chad with some great news, that Gail Simone was re-hired as the writer for Barbara Gordon’s story. There aren’t many details, but according to Simone herself, it isn’t a hoax. For more, see Bleeding Cool as they update the story: DC Comics Puts Gail Simone Back on Batgirl Well, this was an early Christmas present. Joy to the World, indeed!   Related articles On @DCComics Firing Topselling #BatGirl writer Gail Simone: Gender […]

On @DCComics Firing Topselling #BatGirl writer Gail Simone: Gender & Geek culture Again

December 10, 2012 // 2 Comments

I received word of the depressing news last night that Gail Simone had been fired as chief writer for the DC Comics New 52 Batgirl. Batgirl was a part of my stack (when I could afford it) and I plan on just purchasing Simone’s run (two story arcs) when they are published as graphic novels; the first is already available: Batgirl New 52 Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection.  I don’t know what Simone’s plans are next, but here is her own words on what took place. And now for my take. This decision does not make any sense to me in the least. I took the news hard, and was deeply saddened that the one comic book series I was interested in was losing its […]

Men Won't Read Comic Books Meant For Women?

June 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

“I believe in the power of myth.”-Tom Zarek, BattleStar Galactica   How do you judge the non-scholarly or religious books that you read? Are you more likely to purchase a book if it is marketed to your race or gender? For a while now, I have faced a dilemma: what should my comic book pile look like? Should the pages have people who look like me, a black male? Isn’t that how theology and biblical studies should be? Reading books by people who look, act, and believe like me? Whatever I consume and read, I shouldn’t have to be confronted with difference, no? For me, I decided earlier this year I wanted to have a monthly pile if I could afford it, of a few […]

Savage Nerdery: Week One of DC's new 52: Simulblog Reviews

September 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The following is a simulblog. You can read about the DC Genesis from Fat-Train here, and from Caveman-Go here. You can read my previous post here, with links to the others as well. This week saw 13 of the 52 brand-new DC comics hit the shelves. Which ones will make the cut for monthly purchases? Which ones will I give a second chance to? Which ones didn’t measure up at all? Although there were 13 books that came out this week, I was only able to review 10, because you know, this stuff costs money. So, while I may go pick up Swamp Thing #1 later, that issue, along with Men of War #1 and O.M.A.C. #1 did not get reviewed this week. *********Spoilers to […]