Furiosa and the Triumph of Action Ladies
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Furiosa and the Triumph of Action Ladies

If you’re like me, you are anxiously awaiting this Friday’s release of Mad Max: Fury Road. I’ve been on board with this one ever since I saw the first trailer months ago. I didn’t need to know much about it, but in the time since, I’ve read several news items that make me even more excited. … Continue reading

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

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

Weirdo Wednesdays: Mr. Monster (Sort Of)
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Mr. Monster (Sort Of)

Have you ever been rifling through your comics and stumble upon something that makes you say, “What the heck?!?” I was looking for something else to cover for today’s post, but once I ran across this gem, I couldn’t resist. This random comic is from the early days of Dark Horse. Apparently in 1987, Wacky … Continue reading