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On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)
Artsy Fartsy / Comic Bookery / Feminism / Nerdery / Pop Culture Analysis

On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)

If you follow me on Twitter (@geeky_vixen), you’ve seen me talk a lot about being a female comics fan. I’m going to attempt to organize those thoughts here, and thankfully I’m a lot calmer than when I initially wrote those tweets. To give you a little background, most of it was in response to discussions … Continue reading

Thriller Thursdays: Songs called “Halloween”
Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed / Music / Tunes

Thriller Thursdays: Songs called “Halloween”

It’s almost here! The Countdown to Halloween is almost complete, as it’s All Hallows Eve Eve. For today’s feature, here are a sampling of songs that are actually called “Halloween”. Siouxsie and the Banshees I’ll start with my favorite first. I don’t remember how I discovered this song. I think I was searching for more … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror
Artsy Fartsy / Comic Bookery / Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed

Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror

Before Frederic Wertham’s Comics Code, horror comics were filled with violent imagery, especially murder and gruesome acts. For years these were really hard to find, but in recent years publishers have begun to collect these stories. One of the best collections is Haunted Horror. Published by IDW starting in 2012, each issue features selections from various pre-code … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein
Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed / Nostalgia'd! / Plastic Kingdom

Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein

For our last Monstrous Mondays feature, I wanted to show you this Mannix Frankenstein (or Frankensteiner). Check out this guy! He’s definitely a king among the He-Man scale knock-off toys. I love his boots and his cool green shirt. So who are Mannix? Well, they’re a company who made knock-offs sold primarily in Europe in … Continue reading