This past weekend, our very own Paul “Thunder From Down Under” the Intern hopped on his kangaroo, braved an incursion of deadly drop bears, and g’day mate’d his way through the wild Australian Outback to celebrate pop culture, Aussie style! The southern hemispheres answer to SDCC, the Supanova Pop Culture Expo looks like it has every thing a geek could want, so we’ll let Paul share with you what he saw!
Let’s be honest. No matter how much you love comics, there’s no way you’ll ever be able to read them all. There’s just far too many and you’d have to sell pretty much all your organs on the black market to be able to afford them. So what I want to try and do with this article, which I hope to be able to do on a semi-regular basis, is to keep people up to date on some of the awesome comics out there so they can give them a shot themselves. Some will be new comics, some will be old comics, but all of them will be comics you should be reading.
If you were online at all Monday, you may be aware that DC Comics released writer and creator Gail Simone from the “Batgirl” title.
My reaction: shock, fear, shock, disbelief, utter disappointment [for DC Comics], and a glimmer of excitement [Marvel, you are calling her, right?].
Gail Simone, if you are unaware of who she is, is one of the most popular writers at DCU. During her career she has written “Deadpool,” “Birds of Prey,” “Wonderwoman,” “The Secret Six,” and of course, “Batgirl.” She is among the loudest supporters of DCU and particularly of the New52. Gail has been out there waving the banner and beating the drum to encourage her loyal fans to continue after DC (for a lack of a better word) destroyed their continuity. She has had one of the most successful books of their run and THE most successful female-led book. To top it all off, the most recent issues have been met with praise from fans and critics alike.
The world is getting smaller. We hear it so much nowadays that the statement has become totally cliché, but it’s the truth. While the immediately world is getting smaller because we are all inevitably getting fatter, it’s really the internet’s fault… and we couldn’t be happier! For those geeks out there who remember the pre-modern internet world, it wasn’t always so easy to get your geek on! Join us this week as we discuss the impact that this new-fangled internet fad (it’s a flash in the pan, trust us) has had on geeks and geekdom at large. Fire up that 26.6k modem, plug in that AOL free-trial CD you got in the mail, and whatever you do, don’t let anyone pick up that land-line as you sit back and plug-in to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!*
*Now on the World Wide Web
This week the Street Fighter universe deals with a very serious subject… Sexual Harassment in the workplace.