June 11, 2019 • Comics, Movies & Film
Chris Evans shares a birthday with our favorite 90s detectives: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. (Happy birthday, everyone!) And yes, we did say “detectives.” Reach back into the recesses of your nostalgic brains and dream. Working with NASA on the shuttle program. Total access to the Navy. Solving crimes by dinnertime.
March 18, 2019 • Comics, Movies & Film, Music
Big news! There's a musical component to the graphic novel Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made: a soundtrack for the book!
While the album will not officially come out until about a month after Giraffes on Horseback Salad goes on sale, author Josh Frank wanted to share the musical book experience earlier by offering three songs you can listen to online starting March 19, 2019. And here's the coolest part: these songs are "sung" in Giraffes on Horseback Salad, so you can pair these up while reading the graphic novel. Ready for things to get surreal?
March 1, 2019 • Comics, Geek Girl, Movies & Film
Captain Marvel is hitting theaters nationwide this week and we couldn’t be more excited. Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson in the sure to be blockbuster film, has a storied history in the Marvel universe. She came onto the scene in 1968 as the first to hold the Ms. Marvel name. (Kamala Khan currently holds the title, long may she reign.) In 2012, she assumed the mantle of Captain Marvel -- a role originally held by Mar-Vell. And we’ve been cheering her on ever since.
February 27, 2019 • Comics, Frankenstein's Support Group
January 14, 2019 • Comics
It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day, and we couldn't be more excited about all the adorable costumes gracing our social media feeds. If you're like us, you know dressing up your pet can be the cutest, funniest, and most precious thing in this world. But what about in another world, like the one where Steve Catson and his pet man Manfried live? In Manfried the Man, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dim-witted little man-pets. In honor of Dress Up Your Pet Day, we're giving a how-to lesson on dressing up your man.
January 11, 2019 • Comics, Fiction, Movies & Film
Looking for more villains like these? Check out The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains or The League of Regrettable Sidekicks by Jon Morris!
The best villains are the ones that are truly scary. The bad guys who make us quake in our boots, who leave us terrified and truly convinced that becoming their enemy would be the worst possible scenario. Take Amy in Gone Girl, a woman who isn’t at all physically threatening, but whose meticulous scheming and total lack of a conscience make her utterly terrifying. Or consider Thanos, the recent big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s a villain who may be bright purple, but who is physically intimidating and emotionally unperturbed by wiping out half the living things in the universe in a single snap.
These are the villains that are true nightmare fodder, that all other villains aspire to emulate. Of course, there are also the truly sympathetic villains — the cool kids, the guys who may want to raise hell, but are so charming that we’d probably just let them do it. And then…there are these guys. The ones who may dream of being true villains, but who barely make it out of laughing stock level who couldn’t make a chihuahua tremble if they tried.