September 16, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Comics, Geek
Netflix has come a long way from the days of mailing us DVDs. Now, the streaming service isn’t just making it easier to binge-watch existing shows – it is creating its own line-up of original programming… and it is absolutely killing it. From historical dramas to real-life crime, from anime to teen horror, Netflix has an original series for everyone – especially bookworms. Many of the most popular Netflix series are based on books, and with good reason. Adaptations come with an existing fan base without the need to create an entirely new story from scratch. It’s no wonder Netflix loves adapting them!
August 5, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Comics, Handbooks: Superheroes, Geek
The rise of the anti-hero has been long heralded in pop culture, especially in the era of Peak TV. The Tony Sopranos and Walter Whites of television have battled their inner demons as morally ambiguous protagonists. While this is a less common archetype in recent science fiction and fantasy films, there are a few who step forward to test their level of morality.
July 13, 2016 • Comics
Over the last few years DC comics has been putting out its superhero comics under the banner of The New 52. This new take on the DC Universe characters change a considerable amount of continuity. Recently, DC has decided to take its comics in a new direction with a story line titled Rebirth. While this story has yet to be fully solidified in the comics, one thing has become clear, it contains one of the most interesting crossovers ever to be brought into comics. In 1986 Vertigo Comics released Alan Moore’s seminal comic Watchmen which was an indictment of modern superhero comics. Now, thirty years later, characters from Watchmen are being introduced into the continuity of the DC Universe. In celebration of this new direction, here is a list of some of the greatest comic crossovers ever.
July 12, 2016 • Comics
What is a person if not a conglomeration of their experiences and memories? Our life experiences completely determine our future actions and behaviors. For people who tend to be forgetful, this could be a huge problem, as they are less likely to learn and grow from the past. Since today is I forget day, we at Quirk wanted to take a look at some of the most messed up memories in all of comics. Don’t think that this list was easy to compile, most of these guys and gals we had forgotten about.
June 29, 2016 • Quirk Life, Men's Interests, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Women's Interest, Television, Comics, Geek
Summer has arrived and with it comes a cool batch of the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. Celebrate summer with some homemade funnel cakes and a new book to honor the season. Most importantly, make sure to have an excellent week!
All Things Bookish
Here’s a list of books that take place over one summer.
May 6, 2016 • Comics
Captain America: Civil War is about to hit theaters. While it may seem that the characters of this epic superhero throw down may be too busy to even consider picking up a book to read, we at Quirk thought it might be nice to give the two teams a little something for their down time. So, here is a look at some reading for team Iron Man.