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AMERICA YES: America Chavez Slated for Solo Series

As someone who doesn’t get to read comics as often as I’d like, I learn about the coolest characters through my friends, and occasionally Tumblr. So while I’m not the go-to expert on Young Avenger America Chavez, I’m no less pumped today’s NYCC news.

This fan-favorite female superhero will be getting a solo title in 2017! Why is Miss America so beloved? She’s a Latin-American LGBTQ teenager saving the world one punch at a time. Her powers include super strength, invulnerability, flight, and tearing holes in reality.

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The book is simply titled America and will feature cover work by Jamie McKelvie, who worked on Young Avengers. Details are still sparse, but DG will be sure to report more as it becomes available.

What do you hope to see in America’s solo series? Share in the comments!

Daily Geekette’s Guide to Getting Into Comics

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The comic book world can be incredibly overwhelming.  Comic book stores are geared toward longtime readers, putting the most recent issue in front, and then everything else in bins.  Sometimes the bins are separated into DC, Marvel, and indie.  Sometimes they’re straight up alphabetical.  If you decide you’re going to go for trade, meaning several issues bound into a book that hopefully conveys a full storyline, you then have to hope that your comic series does not interact with any other comics, because then you’ve got to buy the crossovers to get the full story.  THEN, pray your story doesn’t jump into a parallel universe that already existed and has rules that have been explained in another series.

I want to tell you about some of the issues I faced when starting to get into comics. Luckily, I worked at Borders at the time, and had some really awesome co-workers who helped me get on the right track.  Here are some of the tips I’ve picked up over my years of getting into comics: Continue reading Daily Geekette’s Guide to Getting Into Comics

This Geek Girl’s Attempt to Get into Superhero Comics

As more and more blockbuster superhero movies come out, I find myself getting caught up in the spandex-fever, watching each one in theaters, following related news posts, and getting excited for works still a year or more away (I’m looking at you, awesome Wonder Woman trailer). Each time, I find myself thinking that I may enjoy the movie even more if I knew more about each character’s background, their past iterations, their relationships with other characters, and the choices Hollywood made about what to change or what to leave in. In that light, I’ve decided to enhance my appreciation (not to mention my geek cred) by going to the source: comics. Continue reading This Geek Girl’s Attempt to Get into Superhero Comics

Melissa’s Thoughts on “Suicide Squad” (2016)

I want to start this off by saying THIS IS A BIASED OPINION OF THE FILM SUICIDE SQUAD. The comments you are about to read may not reflect those of my Geekettes. With that out of the way: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD NOW!

**Mild Spoilers Ahead**

Continue reading Melissa’s Thoughts on “Suicide Squad” (2016)

Make Room for Brie Larson: Potential Captain Marvel Actress

Brie Larson, Oscar-winning actress from Room, was announced by Variety as Marvel’s top choice to play Captain Marvel. Apparently nothing is finalized yet, but Marvel wants Larson and Larson seems up for doing the role. Continue reading Make Room for Brie Larson: Potential Captain Marvel Actress

Who’s the Real Villain of Captain America: Steve Rogers?

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Source: The Daily Beast

The internet is blowing up right now with news that Captain America is… a Nazi.  Or at the very least, Hydra.  Supposedly, Steve Rogers has been Hydra all along, and readers are just now finding out about it.  Why is this such an issue for Marvel readers?  Steve Rogers has been the voice of the American comic fan since his creation during World War II. With the popularity of the recent movies, that patriotism has had a huge resurgence.  There is so much vitriol being spewed at the book’s writer, Nick Spencer, as well as Marvel executives, and this is just the first issue! Geekettes Kayla and Carly teamed up to pen a calmer, but no less thought-provoking examination of the topic.

Continue reading Who’s the Real Villain of Captain America: Steve Rogers?

Book Review: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

imageThe Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl is a realistic fiction piece set in Eden Valley, a small town in Australia. Alba is finished with high school and looking forward to a relaxing summer with her friends, especially her best friend Grady. However, Alba’s summer is turned upside down when a TV psychic predicts the end of the world is coming, and the only place that will be left on the map will be Alba’s town. Suddenly, a flood of people start showing up and camping out, including Alba’s childhood friend Daniel, who is now very grown up and attractive. Alba and her friends not only have to figure out what to do with their lives, but now they have to hope they will even have a life longer than a few weeks. Relationships change, secrets are shared, and identities are uncovered in this very nerdy story.

Continue reading Book Review: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

Convention Etiquette from a Con-Goer

Each year I try to go to at least one convention. While I’d like to go to more, some have proven to be more hassle than they are worth. One thing that always seems to be an issue and a big complaint amongst other convention-goers is the etiquette that we see from our fellows.

Here’s my top tips to be a mindful and polite con-goer. Continue reading Convention Etiquette from a Con-Goer

Graphic Novel Review- Batgirl Vol. 2: Family Business

stk675874Batgirl Vol. 2: Family Business, written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, features several 1- to 2iissue stories. Babs faces off against video game-makers gone rogue, Livewire, a new GCPD-sanctioned Batman, an evil corporation, The Velvet Tiger, and in the last issue, her own past.

Continue reading Graphic Novel Review- Batgirl Vol. 2: Family Business

The Nerd Survival Guide To Winter

Winter has finally decided to show up in New England by causing crazy snow storms. People have lost power, parking bans were placed, schools were closed, and all around chaos ensued on the roads. In honor of Mother Nature showing us her love (in a very complex, weird, and dangerous way), I bring you: The Nerd Survival Guide To Winter.

 

Item One: Salt

 

Why salt? Regular table salt is great for melting ice. I’ve been stuck at work the last few storms and the area around my car is pretty slick. Salt helps. It also helps against demons, ghosts, poltergeists, and other nasties. If you are in the Supernatural family, the Winchesters taught you to ALWAYS GRAB THE SALT. Lights flicker? Salt. Weird noises or smells? Salt. Traces of sulfur? Grab the salt. Salt is essential for the nerd’s survival.12670592_10208601460618395_3598162816834525227_n

 

Item Two: A Sonic Screwdriver/Flashlight

 

Flashlights are very handy if the power goes out. Why waste the battery on your phone using that light when you have external light that won’t drain your precious? Keep a flashlight handy. Are the lights flickering? Along with potential ghosts and demons, it could be any number of extraterrestrial beings coming to Earth to cause some mayhem in the snow. Always have a Sonic Screwdriver handy (model option is up to you). Flickering lights could be the Vashta Nerada, The Silence, or Weeping Angels (to name a few). My brain goes to the Angels because they TERRIFY ME. A Sonic is not only a great way to identify what is possibly approaching, but it can substitute as a flashlight if you have the working model. Sonic Sunglasses WILL NOT work in this case. You are trying to AVOID the dark, not be in a perpetual state of darkness.

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Item Three: External Charger

 

If the power goes out and you have no landline, you need a phone! It is how you communicate with your loved ones, scroll through Tumblr, READ FANFICTION! I have bad service at my job, so my battery drains easy. I usually keep it plugged in, but if there is no power how can I charge it? External battery packs come in handy. They are part of my convention bag and now part of my winter bag. How else am I going to read fanfiction all day?

 

Item Four: Warm Clothes/Warm Food

 

Some employers don’t let you leave right away in the event of a power outage. Things will get cold. Make sure you have an extra sweatshirt and some gloves. Bundle up if you get cold.No need to get sick because your employer cares more about business than your health and safety! Make sure you also have food that doesn’t need to be thrown in a refrigerator or a microwave. The fridge needs to stay closed so the items inside don’t perish, and, well, the microwave has no power. Try to plan ahead.

 

Item Six: Entertainment

You may be sitting there for a while. Bring a book, or three, to keep you entertained while you wait for the okay to safely trek home. No need to use your phone while it’s charging; that will just slow down the process (however, time checks are okay). Bring crossword puzzles or something! You could be stuck for a couple of hours and that is never fun. Bundle up the best you can and read.

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There you have it! My Winter Survival Guide. This will work well if you are home without power, and (obviously) stuck at work like I was. Stay safe this winter and until next time!
If you have any survival items you think should be on this list, comment below! Let’s discuss.