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
Well, after months of waiting, several false alarms, and much speculation online…the Captain America: Civil War trailer is finally here!
And I super underestimated just how emotionally painful this trailer (and ultimately this film) is going to be. Packed with tons of heroes, strong dialogue, and a truly dividing problem, this trailer has me as excited for Civil War as the teaser for Age of Ultron had me for its respective film. Let’s take a look at this anything-but-civil piece of cinematography and what it might ultimately mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Continue reading Divided We Fall…Head Over Heels For This Trailer!
Bro? Seriously? Why are you not reading this series?
Marvel Comics is mainly known for one thing: comic books. However, with this series, they have officially crossed into the world of comic art. In all my years of readership, I have never encountered a series as thoughtfully drawn, organized and written as “Hawkeye”…
Let’s get started, shall we?
Continue reading “Hawkeye”: It May ‘Look Bad’, But It’s Oh So Good