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herochan:

Events: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Dates: April 25 - 27, 2014

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - also known as C2E2 - is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions.

Location: South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois

Tickets: $25-$45 (1 Day) $60-$70 (3 Day Pass)

Event Schedule || Guest List

WHO’S GOING TO C2E2?!?!

I’ll be there!

Come find me (Izabel) - idk which days, but I’ll be a punk!Sailor Mercury and also a TARDIS because blue hair.

Ticket prices increase tonight at midnight, so get yours now! :D

cheshirelibrary:

Always!

explodingdog is the best

cheshirelibrary:

Always!

explodingdog is the best

kodanshacomics:

Here’s a preview for Fairy Tail 37 by Hiro Mashima! Out today in print and digitally for Nook, Kindle and iBooks!

A RECKLESS RESCUE!

To the surprise of no one, Natsu hasn’t really thought through his plan to rescue Lucy. Along the way, they face a death trap, a team of magical executioners, and…another Lucy?! Meanwhile Erza struggles through a three-way free-for-all with the world’s other two most powerful women wizards! Will the world survive Fairy Tail’s attempts to save it?!

Like what you see? Read more of the preview at RandomHouse.com! If you’re new to the series and would like to see the preview for volume 1, head on over this way or download Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler - UNREAL for the full first chapter of volume 1— along with a wide sampling of other Kodansha Comics titles!

New Bookmarks in Young Adult! 

beinggeekchic:

Comics are truly great. But they can be a little intimidating, there’s no denying. Issue numbers in the hundreds and beyond. Comic book stores with wall-to-wall selection staring down at you. What’s an average Joe or Jane to do? “Like This/Read That!” is your semi-recurring comic book breakdown here at Being Geek Chic, sending out fresh reading recommendations that are simple, sensible, and positively super.

Like Captain America himself, frozen away for years in cold, suspended animation, I’ve been missing-in-action from my comic recommending duties over these past few months. But there’s nothing like a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to wake me from my blogging slumber! 

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters in just a matter of days, and in honor of that exciting occasion, I’m back in action with some comic book recommendations, focused squarely on the First Avenger’s return to the screen. Whether you’re building your excitement before heading to the cinema, or you want to dive deeper after the credits roll, these recommendations have got you covered.

You want to explore the original inspirations for the movie

Read This: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vol. 1 (Digital, Print) and Vol. 2 (Digital, Print)

Captain America’s newest film doesn’t just borrow its name from this mid-2000s story arc; in the pages of these issues, you’ll find much of the direct inspiration for the story being told in the Captain America sequel. So it only makes sense to start your reading list here. Written by Ed Brubaker, this is amongst the most well regarded modern Captain America stories. Give it a look to explore the roots that inspired the filmmakers.

You’re searching for a topical, modern Captain America story

Read Captain America: The New Deal (2002-2004) (Digital, Print).

I’ve always found the “man out of time” hook to be the most compelling thing about Captain America. How does a soldier birthed in an era of national unity, when lines between ally and enemy were apparent and clear, adjust suddenly to a world of complex geo-political tensions, compromises and ever-present shades of gray? How does an icon of patriotism rally and reflect the people’s will in an age of cynicism, hyper-partisanship and bitter political divides? I’ve yet to find the story that completely satisfies on these fronts, but here’s one that scratches the surface. Imagining the actions of Steve Rogers in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the ensuing War on Terror, this series treads sensitive ground, but is filled with strong art and some thought-provoking moments.

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You enjoy Black Widow’s increasing role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Read Black Widow (2014) (Digital, Print).

The marketing and promotion campaign leading up to the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has put a large focus on the Black Widow and her relationship with Steve Rogers. If this and some recent rumors of a standalone Black Widow film are to your liking, you’ve got to check out the brand new Marvel NOW! series starring Black Widow. It just kicked off with issue #1 in January 2014, and early buzz is strong. Get in on the ground floor with these early issues to explore the life of Natasha Romanoff and her past as a KGB assassin.

You’d like to see more of Cap’s newest partner-in-heroics, the Falcon

Read Captain America and Falcon (Digital) and Ultimate Nightmare (Digital, Print)

While Captain America isn’t known for his sidekicks to the same extent that some other heroes are (cough, Batman, cough), he has definitely had a few. There’s been Bucky Barnes, Sub-Mariner and the Invaders, and perhaps most prominently, the Falcon. Falcon has been a mainstay in the pages of Captain America comics over the years (including a couple of the ones I’ve recommended above), and now he’s set to make his cinematic debut. Want an intro to the Falcon? I recommend these two comics as a start. The one-off Captain American and Falcon issue provides a more classic look at the character, while Ultimate Nightmare sees the character’s first appearance in the more contemporary Ultimate Marvel universe – where you can expect to see a Falcon that more closely reflects the film’s take on the character.

You’re pondering the possibilities for Captain America 3 and beyond

Read Winter Soldier (Digital, Print)

It has been unclear to me whether the identity and role of the Winter Soldier falls into movie spoiler territory for non-comic book readers, but ever mindful, I’m offering this final recommendation as something to be read only after seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Winter Soldier may or may not have a further role to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a la our friend Loki), but in either case, this series bearing his name will give you an outlet to explore more of his background, and to join along in his continuing misadventures, whatever may come of his on-screen counterpart.

So there you have it friends, there are five fresh comic book recommendations that should pair quite nicely with the latest slice of Marvel cinematic goodness, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Enjoy the movie, enjoy the comics, and as always, be sure to share your own thoughts and recommendations in the comments below.


imageGuest post by Adam Giorgi, who also happens to be my brother. He’s a writer, gamer, reader and Potter head. He also makes cool comics from time to time. Check out his blog: Geek-Attack. Follow him on twitter: @adamgiorgi

We’re Comic Crafting tonight!

Join us at 6:30 in the basement meeting rooms ^_^

I actually have a question~ My friend mentioned something about a comic crafting day of some sorts can you elaborate on it please? <3
olplya olplya Said:

YES, the-cas-to-your-dean!


We are having a Comic Crafting program NEXT WEEK - Wednesday, March 19th starting at 6:30 in the basement meeting rooms.

We’re using comic books that have fallen apart to create some awesome comic crafts! Bring something you’d like to comic-ify like a wallet, notebook, shoes, picture frame, etc. We’ll provide all the supplies.

There’s no registration, just show up! And we usually have snacks :)

If you forget to bring something, we’ll have a couple things, but your craft will be more awesome if you bring something from home. Last time, people had enough time to do multiple things, so if you can’t decide, bring a couple things!

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Comic books don’t have a great reputation when it comes to depicting women and girls, though the same could probably be said for any medium born in the 1930s. Luckily, with the rise of underground comics and the dogged determination of women creating comics, there’s a healthy (and growing!) number of comics and graphic novels that do a great job of depicting strong, well-rounded women and girls. These eight titles in particular—including realistic stories, fantasies, adventures, and one truly great superhero comic—feature heroines perfectly capable of rescuing themselves.

 Anya's GhostAnya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol

Brosgol’s spooky, polished debut offers something that’s still too rare in comics: a realistic, contemporary teenage girl’s story. Growing up with her single Russian mother and younger brother, Anya works hard to fit in, and she distances herself from nerdy, heavily accented Dima, another Russian immigrant at her school. On a shortcut to school, Anya tumbles into a well, where a pile of bones swirls into the visible ghost of a young girl, Emily. Working in a clean-lined cartoon style with an appropriately moody, bruiselike palette of purples and blacks, Brosgol uses clever panel arrangements and shifting close-up and aerial perspectives to amplify the action and emotion, from Anya’s initial elation to her primal terror. 

Batwoman: Elegy, by Greg Rucka and illustrated by J. H. Williams III

There are a number of reasons why this story arc is a departure from more traditional caped-crusader fare. For starters, Batwoman (aka Kate Kane) is the most prominent gay character in DC’s universe, and she kicks ass with combat boots, not stilettos (though her suit is still painted on). In flashbacks, Kane gets drummed out of the military for standing tall at the conflicting crossroads of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and the code that says, “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” In the present thread, she locks horns with the gothy villain Alice, who speaks entirely in quotations from Lewis Carroll. Rucka and Williams have crafted a superhero comic that is ambitious and unique in its approach, and it deserves to be read and then read again to appreciate the fullness of its smart storytelling and even more impressive artistry.

 BoneBone, by Jeff Smith

It would be a serious oversight not to include Bone in this list. As many comics fans know, the series chronicles the adventures of the Bone cousins—plucky Fone Bone, scheming Phony Bone, and easygoing Smiley Bone—who leave their home of Boneville and are swept up in a Tolkienesque epic of royalty, dragons, and unspeakable evil forces out to conquer humankind. And while she’s not the initial focus of Smith’s sweeping fantasy, young, courageous Thorn becomes its true hero, rescuing the Bone cousins and coming into her own as the heir to powerful magical talents, not to mention a throne. But she’s not the only strong woman—her fearless grandma, Rose, races cows for fun, fiercely defends her loved ones, and has arm muscles to rival a certain spinach-swigging sailor.

The Cute Girl Network, by Greg Means and M. K. Reed, and illustrated by Joe Flood

In an offbeat meet-cute for the ages, independent, strong-willed Jane is skateboarding on her way to work when she falls on her coccyx in front of dopey soup-seller Jack. Are they a match made in slacker heaven? Not if the cute-girl network has anything to say about it. The network, a coalition of twentysomething women in Jane’s new city, have taken it upon themselves to protect unsuspecting cute girls from falling victim to dating disasters. But Jane is no stranger to making mistakes herself, and she’s confident in her ability to stand by her own choices. This refreshing look at modern dating manages to be romantic without a shred of sentimentality.

 Delilah Dirk and the Turkish LieutenantDelilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff

Selim is used to being an overlooked and underpaid member of the Turkish Janissary Corps, but when the Agha’s men capture a prisoner—the scandalous woman who calls herself Delilah Dirk—Selim finds out the hard way that maybe he needs a little excitement in his life. Delilah is a swashbuckling, horse-riding, treasure-reclaiming heroine who will have readers constantly wondering what will happen next. Selim is more reserved—he longs mostly for tea and quiet—but once he gets sucked into Delilah’s orbit, he’s unable to resist the taste of adrenaline. This terrific action story, anchored by Cliff’s lush full-color artwork, is all the more compelling thanks to its irrepressible, sometimes hot-headed heroine.

Friends with Boys, by Faith Erin Hicks

Maggie, the youngest girl in an otherwise all-male household, is attending public high school for the first time after being home-schooled. In addition to facing changes at home (her mother abandoned the family), she has to get over the same hurdles as any freshman—finding her classes, navigating the make-out hallway, and figuring out the school’s social hierarchy. Oh, and she is haunted by a nineteenth-century ghost. As Maggie makes her own way among her new friends at her new school, the ghost appears more frequently, standing in as a literal, haunting reminder of what she is leaving behind and the memory of her absent mother. A charming, quiet story of growing up and letting go of the past while still acknowledging the inevitable pain that comes with it.

 MercuryMercury, by Hope Larson

Mercury tells two tales: one of Josey, who lives in a small Canadian town in 1859; and the other of her descendant, Tara, who has returned to the same town in 2009, a year after her house burned to the ground. Tenth-grader Tara’s burgeoning relationships and her difficulty reacclimating to her old school will be more identifiable than Josey’s forbidden courtship with itinerant prospector Asa, but the use of two time lines delineates the different eras’ outlooks on family and romance, bringingsome immutable human truths into high relief. Larson continues to perfect her own unique style and offers something the graphic format is sadly short on: a coming-of-age story for girls.

Spera, by Josh Tierney and illustrated by Kyla Vanderklugt

The first volume of Tierney’s series would be a fairly typical “princess-in-distress” fantasy if not for the fact that the hero who rescues Princess Lono is a princess rather than a prince. Watching delicate, spoiled Lono and her bold, cocky friend Pira—accompanied by the fire spirit Yonder—trade their court life for one of adventure, danger, and even death is nothing short of joyous. 

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firstsecondbooks:

To say we have some exciting news would be a complete understatement…. 

hypable:

New X-Men: Days of Future Past images feature Jennifer Lawrence holding a gun, Hugh Jackman with bone claws and sir Ian McKellen floating.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has been on the promotional train this week, with 25 new character posters being released Monday and talk of a new trailer landing soon. Now we have some new images featuring Mystique, Wolverine and more.

See the images at Hypable.com