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

Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror
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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

Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin
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Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin

Full disclosure–I love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. But after 36ish times through, I get it. It gets old. I love the sequences with the kids, but why do we need to sit through the WWI Flying Ace crap? Snoopy is by far the least interesting part of Peanuts, and it’s especially true when he’s … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre

In 1983, Pacific Comics published a five-volume comic set that featured a retrospective of Bernie Wrightson’s work. (Is it Berni or Bernie? I feel like it’s Bernie, but there’s a certain period in his life that he went by Berni. When I met him, it was Bernie.) Pacific Comics is one of my favorite indie … Continue reading

Frightening Fridays: Zombie Dance Sugar Cookies
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Frightening Fridays: Zombie Dance Sugar Cookies

I love Halloween-themed food. Everyone loses their mind about pumpkin spice, but I’m all about the Monster cereals and Halloween-themed baking. Hand me a box of Trader Joe’s Joe-Joes with jack-o’lantern faces on them, and I’ll murder the box (while at the same time being sad that they’re all gone). Hand me a baking challenge … Continue reading

Thriller Thursdays: Carl Poppa
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Thriller Thursdays: Carl Poppa

If you haven’t seen Bad Lip Reading, you may not have seen the phenomenon that is my new favorite song, “Carl Poppa”. I first became familiar with BLR when someone shared one of the NFL videos on Facebook, but it’s so much more than that. There are videos ranging from films like Twilight to shows like Game … Continue reading