Some Things I’ve Been Doing…

Woo. Been very busy. Here’s some stuff I’ve been up to, please check out anything that appeals to you! :)

I wrote about The Hunger Games for Lit Reactor. It went up yesterday and it’s a “Book vs. Film” piece…so you just know that’s going to be fun!

Oh yeah, I reviewed some book you guys might have heard about – Avengers vs. X-Men #1 — for CBR, it’s up now.

I wrote a review last week for CBR for The New Deadwardians #1, which was excellent, and I urge you to check out the book.

I also wrote a review for Daredevil #10, which if you’re not on board with already, you should get on now! Very good stuff.

I was a guest on the excellent Hideous Energy podcast last week to talk more about Wonder Woman #7 and a bunch of other awesome (and not awesome) things – it’s one of my favorite podcasts yet – so please give a listen!

All of you know how I love (and hate) comic book covers, so if you haven’t already, make sure to check out this week’s She Has No Head! which features 25 of the best superheroine comic covers of the past year.

OH! And I got this 100 kinds of awesome nomination from Hooded Utilitarian for “Best Online Comics Criticism for 2012”…I’m pretty much in there among giants, so it’s just an honor to be mentioned in the same post with them.

I’ve mentioned before that I have an essay called “I am Sisyphus, and I am Happy” in the new book Chicks Dig Comics from Mad Norwegian Press, a certain 3 Chicks Review Comics co-host also has a piece in the book and we are sandwiched in there with some truly epic people including Gail Simone, Jill Thompson, Colleen Doran, Marjorie Liu, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Jen Van Meter, Carla Speed McNeil, Terry Moore, Jill Pantozzi, and so many more! So check that out if you haven’t already – it releases on April 10th.

Oh, and a new Audioshocker “Podcast with Ross & Nick” is up – I chat with Nick and Ross about “continuous on-tap properties” and fans reactions to them.


And of COURSE you all have your copies of Womanthology, right?!

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  1. jleask’s avatar

    I do not have my copy of Womanthology yet! My Kickstarter copy was theoretically mailed out last week, so at the latest it should be here in about two more weeks.

  2. vcxz00’s avatar

    Wow, I’m geniunely surprised you’d like Hunger Games movie. I thought the female lead was a pathetic excuse of a protagonist who can barely do anything by herself. Which is really just more glaring considering how she’s presented as strong and independent.

  3. Greg Burgas’s avatar

    That’s really great that you got nominated, but that was about the douchiest way to say that you’ve been nominated I could think of. I like reading some of the stuff on HU, but you could almost smell the condescension coming off the screen from that guy. We get it, pal – you think you’re better than we unwashed heathens who happen to like superhero comics occasionally. Go read Seth and shut the hell up.

    I still haven’t read the book, but I’m very much looking forward to it. I’m getting behind with my reading! Dang it!

  4. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    @jleask: It’s probably taking a while to arrive cause it’s so damn huge! :)

    @vcxz00: Hmm. People seem very split on Katniss as a lead – you think she’s terrible and incompetent but the first comment on the Lit Reactor site is that she’s a terrible Mary Sue (meaning too perfect and good at everything)…I don’t agree. I think Katniss is a very strong lead (especially in the books) she’s incredibly competent and skilled, but with very human flaws.

    @Greg Burgas: Thanks. Yeah, he’s clearly not a fan. :( S’okay, not everyone can be…and it is such huge company to be mentioned alongside I kind of get it.

    I hear you on being behind on comics reading. I’m going to have to put a whole day aside to catch up. :(

  5. zylla2001’s avatar

    Catching up on my blog reading :) You know, when I read the book I pictured everything in District 12 to be fairly monochromatic, with some color coming in on the ride to Panem, then Panem being an over-the-top Oz in color. The actual film did a little of that but yeah, Panem needed to be more extreme.

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