Category Archives: Comics

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Possibly the most joyless superhero movie ever

Men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men. If you need men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie has men. Men over here, men over there, some more men hanging out over n the corner as backups just in case they run out of men. Which they won’t, because of all the men everywhere. If you need women, though, you’re kind… Read more »

Jakita Wagner of Planetary rocks my world

Planetary is my favorite kind of comic. It combines superheroes, spaceships, magic, and grand conspiracies, and what’s not to love about that? Planetary fills the gaping hole in my heart left when The Invisibles ended. For that, its creators have my undying gratitude. The lead female character in Planetary, Jakita Wagner, is just about my favorite comics heroine. Superhuman strength… Read more »

Wanted: The Poster

   May 5, 2008    4 Comments on Wanted: The Poster

Let’s keep in mind that the character Angelina Jolie plays in Wanted was a woman of color in the comic book. Via Cinematical: Who would you have rather seen in this poster? This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Oh, disappointment

I did not re-watch The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the most receptive frame of mind. I saw it in theaters when it came out, and I thought it was terrible. Really bad. A jumbled, confusing mess. A bunch of heroes get together in an alternate Victorian Age to save the world. Then the city of Vienna spends half an… Read more »

I Have Been Done Wrong: Comics Edition

   July 29, 2003    Comments Off on I Have Been Done Wrong: Comics Edition

Dear Alan Moore: I read League. Well, I tried. Maybe Watchmen was the apex of your career – it was amazing, and revolutionary, and I loved it. This… not. Dear Guy at Dragon’s Lair: When I told you my heart was breaking because The Invisibles was over, you recommended Transmetropolitan instead of Planetary. What the hell were you thinking?