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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 […]

Have #YoungJustice & #GLTAS Been Cancelled?: Some Red Lantern Blerd Outrage #DCNation

October 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

The power of the crimson red Can lead your soul away from dread And heal the deepest wounds of hate Let no one else decide your fate   I just have to let out my rage right now. First of all, I had no idea that Greg Weisman, the creator of Gargoyles was also the producer for Young Justice.  Even though I still need to watch his The Spectacular Spiderman, for all intents and purposes, Weisman’s work in science fiction and fantasy had excellent writing and diverse casts. Young Justice, being lead by a black guy for the first season? #WINNING. #DCNation has a huge following on Saturday mornings, and now The Cartoon Network, as it did with Adult Swim‘s The Boondocks as well as […]

Black Lightening is getting a reboot, While Marvel is Rebooting as well

July 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

You are probably wondering why I changed my AVI to another avatar with Black Lightening, only this time side by side with some blue genie like dude. Well, yesterday on Independence Day, DC Comics announced that that Black Lightening and Blue Devil are getting paired up for what looks to be like an odd-couple buddy cop super-hero experiment of 5 issues. I am excited, so this means in October my pile will probably increase by one. I am hoping for a better story than BatWing; I just have a problem with white superheroes being teleported to Africa, and then given no personality. Being an observant of pop culture, I know the odds are not in the favor of people of color, and that’s why I’ll […]

Savage Nerdery: Week 3 of DC’s new 52: Simulblog Reviews

September 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

The following is a simulblog. You can read about this week’s new DC Genesis from Josh Toulouse’s Fat-Train here, and from Justin Tiemeyer’s Caveman-Go here. If you chose, you can also read what Arthur the Lesser has chimed in with here. Here are the links to Week Zero,  Week One, and Week Two, with links to the others as well. This is week 3 of the new DCU relaunch,  I have to admit to a sense of unease coming into this week after last week’s so-so showing, but I was pleasantly surprised. Only 12 books this week (because Justice League will find its permanent slot here during the third week of the month after the initial reboot). May the God of comic books cause the […]

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 […]