Scott Lobdell talks about the sexplotation of Starfire in a teen comic book

Comic book writer Scott Lobdell answered questions posed to him by readers of Comic Vine, a comic book blog. One of the questions asked pertained to the handling of Starfire, an orange skinned space alien with some rather unique views about sex. From Comic Vine: I think what HAS surprised me the most is the … Continue Reading “Scott Lobdell talks about the sexplotation of Starfire in a teen comic book”

Why would Chewbacca have a name he cannot pronounce?

A Facebook discussion yesterday on the merits of Star Wars reminded me of something that’s bothered me for years: why can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name? More specifically, why would he even have a name he cannot pronounce? Not only can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name, Wookies, the race Chewbacca comes from, cannot even say the word Wookie. … Continue Reading “Why would Chewbacca have a name he cannot pronounce?”

Batman doing what he does best, turning lemons into lemonaide

From Ulises Farinas Draws: TRAGEDY! What happens when everything that can go wrong, does go wrong? The Justice League is eradicated, but one hero is left standing. And it only takes one hero to do the right thing, to fight to the last moment, that hero is BATMAN. Salvaging what he can from the destruction, … Continue Reading “Batman doing what he does best, turning lemons into lemonaide”

DC Comics relaunches entire line, comics are still broken

DC Comics began their massive relaunch yesterday with the publican of Justice League #1, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee. The relaunch is aimed at getting people back into reading superhero comic books. The theory is that if you reboot each book in the DC Universe to issue #1, lapsed readers will … Continue Reading “DC Comics relaunches entire line, comics are still broken”

5.8 Earthquake shakes the eastern United States

An earthquake (earthquake!) struck the east coast of the United States today. It registered 5.8 on the Richter scale. It was the largest earthquake to hit the east coast in 67 years. Growing up in southern California, I’m no stranger to earthquakes. I’ve been in some really big ones. With that said, this was the most frightened … Continue Reading “5.8 Earthquake shakes the eastern United States”

I’m starting to think the Hugo Awards are kind of silly and stupid

The Hugo Awards are given each year for great works in science fiction and fantasy for the prior year. This year’s winner for Best Novel is two novels, Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis. Blackout was published first and then All Clear was published as a sequel. How can two books win one award? … Continue Reading “I’m starting to think the Hugo Awards are kind of silly and stupid”