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The Best Women Space Travelers in Comics

 

In 1978, a young woman by the name of Sally Ride joined NASA. On June 18th of 1983, she became the first American woman in space. Her trip on the space shuttle Challenger also made her the first woman ever to operate a robotic arm in space and retrieve a satellite. In 2012, Ride passed away from pancreatic cancer. On May 26th, America will celebrate Ride’s impressive achievements. To honor Sally in typical Quirk fashion, we put together a list of some of the best women in space from the world of comics.  

4 REGRETTABLE SUPERHEROES who blinded us with SCIENCE!

SCIENCE! Where would superheroes be without it? If not for the admittedly shaky principles of comic book super-physics and four-color chemistry, we’d live in a world without Iron Man or The Flash, sans the Atom or Ant-Man; even the Hulk and Captain America would be absent from our cultural landscape. But in writing The League of Regrettable Superheroes, I was frequently reminded that not all super-scientists have their thinking caps on straight, even by comic book standards. Here’s a selection of five mental giants whose questionable choices and often-terrifying inventions will never get them on the good side of the Nobel Prize committee.

 

How To Live Your Best Geek Life: Advice from Quirk's Geekiest Guides

There are a plethora of self-help titles floating around the ‘verse. So many in fact, trying to find the right one for you can be a lot like Harry Potter trying to track down horcruxes, or the crew of Battlestar Galactica attempting to find Earth in the vast expanses of space... only you don’t have any Sacred Scrolls or magic powers to guide you on your quest. Until now, that is. We collected the best advice we could find from our very own Fandom-tastic titles. (Two of which are only $3.99 until the end of the month: Geek Wisdom and Geek's Guide to Dating, just sayin'!) Just don’t let the cylons and muggles know. 

7 Famous Movies Adapted From Short Stories

The month of May is National Short Story Month! To celebrate this form of fiction we here at Quirk Books present to you seven movies you might not know were adapted from short stories—perfect for short and sweet additions to your TBR!

Worst-Case Wednesday: How To Survive A Long Car Journey


Photo courtesy of Tom Eversley

Every Wednesday, we offer advice and strategies to survive all of the most dire and urgent circumstances, as well as some of the more common scenarios we all deal with.

This week we've got an excerpt from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting.  Summer car trips are a staple of American life, but also sometimes the most aggressive battle ground for families. Luckily we have what you need to wrangle your children into enjoying the ride without threatening to TURN THIS CAR AROUND RIGHT NOW, JIMMY! 

How-To Tuesday: Wonderfully Wordy Vases

No longer are words doomed to merely adorn a paper: words can now be a decorative and enjoyable part of our everyday decor. From printed fabrics to wonderful stenciled wooden pallets words are inscribed to inspire and delight. If you are obsessed with typography and the beauty of words, then you are going to love this easy DIY project.

 

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