Top 10 Fandoms to be Thankful For

by T. Mack

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It’s the season of gratitude! Unlike many, I don’t actually love Thanksgiving. It’s basically just the holiday that stands in the way of it being socially acceptable for me to fully embrace my Christmas enthusiasm at midnight on November 1. However, I do appreciate that many people try to stop and take a moment to be grateful for the good things in their lives. In the spirit of the season, I’ve got some of the top fandoms for which I’m most thankful. Keep reading to see if any of mine are yours, too. 

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Geek Chic: Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition

By Jen P

Yeah, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. And no, I’m not one of those Christmas-season-begins-the-day-after-Halloween crazies. But I am a realist; and there’s a tiny window before the crazies descend upon the good merch and clear it out. (I’m speaking from experience. I waited until the last minute last year and had to settle for a Target Star Wars sweater when I really wanted a suit covered in leg lamps.) So if you want to impress at this years office Christmas party, read on and buy some of this epic stock before December first. You can thank me later.  Continue reading

Black Lightning: The Hero We Didn’t Know We Needed

by T. Mack

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If you’re not watching CW’s latest superhero offering, Black Lightning, you’re missing out! The show is based on DC’s first black hero to headline his own comic series. It centers around Jefferson Pierce, a school principal and father of two who also happens to be a retired superhero. Pierce has sworn off his vigilante ways and hasn’t donned his super suit in nine years. He’s tried to inspire people and fight corruption from an official standpoint instead. But he’s failing. His neighborhood has been overrun by a gang known as The 100. When the gang violence hits too close to home, Pierce decides that the time may have come for his alter ego, Black Lightning, to make a come-back.

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Superhero Summer ’17

by T. Mack

Here’s what you need to know about the superhero films coming to theaters this Summer:

See trailers for all three of these upcoming movies below.

What superhero movies are you looking forward to during the rest of 2017? Will any of them top Logan? And how long do you think this “Golden Age of Superhero Movies” will last? Let me know in the comments.

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SUNDAY FUNDAY!!!

By Jen P

Since summertime is all about fun, how about a little comedy? This week, I present to you Every Superhero Ever, by Smosh, parodying all those superhero cliches and offensive missteps. You’ve been warned, this one’s pervy, rude, and everything in-between. Enjoy!

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THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SUPERHEROES (12 Reasons We Love Them)

by T. Mack

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It’s 2016 and we find ourselves in the Golden Age of Superhero Movies. Since Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in May of 2008, superhero movies have taken over the Summer box office and branched out to cover the end-of-year holiday season as well as many other months along the rest of the calendar. I’m personally enjoying myself immensely! But not everyone is so besotted with the costumed vigilantes, mutants, aliens, and super-humans who grace so many of our screens.

While dealing with my overwhelming enthusiasm for Captain America: Civil War, which premieres today in the U.S., it occurred to me that I might be able to help give a little understanding to those who simply cannot understand the superhero obsession. Here are 12 reasons superhero fans absolutely love superheroes.

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Comic Review: These Bombshells are THE Bomb!

 by Jennifer

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If you read my article a couple of weeks ago, you might remember that I’m a former comic book girl looking to get back into the genre after a kid-induced hiatus. The prospect of finding new books to read has been daunting since most of what I enjoyed back in the day is done and taking the chance on new stuff is nerve-wracking since my time is limited (again: kids). Imagine my surprise then when I was browsing through the comic book section at a nearby bookstore and happened upon one of DC Comics’ newest titles, DC Bombshells, an alternate universe version of DC superheroes reimagined as women. Continue reading

DC Superhero Girls

By T. Mack
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Let’s talk about the totally ridiculous, completely non-canonical and totally adorable new web show, DC Superhero Girls. The show, which mostly exists to launch a toy line coming in Spring in 2016, stars many of DC’s well-known superheroes and villains, though the line between the two seems to be blurred to non-existent in this animated world. Everyone, it seems, is in training to be a superhero, which is both radical and cool.

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