Tag Archives: superheroes

Brandon Sanderson’s The Reckoners Review–Superhero Fiction with a Twist

In the Reckoners series, those without powers are the heroes and those with powers are the villains. Ten years before the story is set, a cosmic phenomenon known as Calamity struck, gifting certain individuals with special powers, while others remained unchanged. But these powers inevitably corrupted, creating a class of tyrannical supervillains ruling over the ordinary masses. Only the Reckoners have the gall to fight back. Continue reading Brandon Sanderson’s The Reckoners Review–Superhero Fiction with a Twist

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

The Season Finale of Miraculous: Birth of a Superhero Love Story

Capture 12.PNG
Ladybug (Marinette Dupain-Cheng) and Cat Noir (Adrien Agreste) ready for action.

This weekend, the creative team behind Miraculous decided to release the show’s two-parted season finale a month ahead of time in both France and South Korea. The sudden change has led to the delay of the twenty-second, twenty-third, and twenty-fourth episodes – not that this fangirl is complaining. “Birth of Ladybug,” also known as “Origins,” is exactly what fans have been clamoring for since Marinette’s debut.

Ladies and gentlemen, we finally get an origin story.

Continue reading The Season Finale of Miraculous: Birth of a Superhero Love Story

For the Love of Ladybug: A Spotlight on the One and Only Marinette

miracle
Ladybug (Marinette Dupain-Cheng) and Cat Noir (Adrien Agreste) ready for action.

One hour.

One hour is all it took for me to become absolutely hooked on a little show called Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Having originally aired in South Korea and France as Lady Bug and Miraculous respectively, this groundbreaking CGI cartoon marks the first cross-collaboration between French, Japanese, and Korean animation studios. As if that weren’t impressive enough, Miraculous is slated to premiere in a total of one-hundred and twenty countries under big-name distributors Disney and Nickelodeon among others. Even before its debut, the show’s anime-esque PV had already begun accumulating a sizeable fanbase – followed by a stream of AMVs, fanart, and speculation. With the series now reaching its climax, the hype behind “Team Adrienette” and “Team Lady Noir” has grown stronger than ever.

So what exactly has led to such success? I believe Ladybug herself holds the answer.

Continue reading For the Love of Ladybug: A Spotlight on the One and Only Marinette

Character Makeover– Part V.

It’s been a while, but I’m finally picking-up the pencil once again to bring you the fifth installment of my Teen Titans character makeover series. Next-up on the drawing board is the Titans’ affable half-man, half-machine: Cyborg!

Cyborg!
Cyborg!

Continue reading Character Makeover– Part V.

Character Makeover– Part IV.

Welcome to the fourth installment of my Teen Titans makeover! This month’s costume transformation is going to be none other than the Boy Wonder, himself: Robin, who, since his introduction back in 1940, has already undergone a myriad of versions, redesigns and incarnations.

Source.
Source.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that this is just my process, it’s not the only process! Also, depending upon the project, the order in which I proceed may differ.

Continue reading Character Makeover– Part IV.

Rumored Black Widow Stand-Alone Film

http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120518120125/marvelmovies/images/1/11/Avengers_Black_Widow.jpg
http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net

 

Rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is the next Marvel character to get a stand-alone film.  While this film would still only be in the early stages of development, it does seem a logical next step for Marvel and one supported by studio president Kevin Feige.  Black Widow’s roles have steadily increased in importance since she first appeared on screen in Iron Man 2.  Her upcoming appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier will reveal even more of the character’s back story, developments which will culminate in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, slated for release in 2015.  It seems only logical that the next step for this character would be a film revolving exclusively around her. Continue reading Rumored Black Widow Stand-Alone Film

Geeky books for Geeky Ladies

1662351_10201750723753052_726031963_n

As a former bookseller, an educator, a book club leader, and an amateur book blogger, I have looked at books from just about every aspect. Most of all, I love finding the hidden gems and recommending them to people. I read everything from picture books to non-fiction memoirs, and I believe there is a book for everyone and I will find it.

Continue reading Geeky books for Geeky Ladies