Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Crossover Goodness

Lego Marvel Super Heroes preview - video

For someone who did not play much with Legos growing up (I'm an Earthling, I swear) I am surprisingly fond of the Lego games.  There's not much Lego nostalgia in it for me; they're just... cute.  And satisfying; they somehow manage to scratch that "break all the things" itch without being particularly violent.  Also, since most of the console games I enjoy tend to be primarily one-player affairs, I like that Lego, to me, is much better in co-op mode.  And, of course, I enjoy the movies that are … [Read more...]

KK’s Comic Reviews: January 30, 2013 Releases

Superior Spider-Man #2 Cover

Hello! I’m KK, new to the writing team here. [Editor's Note: Hi, KK!] During the day, I’m a software engineer for ThinkGeek. By night, I’m a geek girl into things like RPGs, Magic: The Gathering, and comic books. I’ll be primarily writing about comic books, sharing every week the books that excite me (and maybe a few that don’t). I’ll read anything, but I trend heavily towards Marvel over DC, and tend to like character-driven material over things more action and violence-driven. I’m also not … [Read more...]

Avengers Assemble: The World’s New Obsession

The Avengers

So I went to see The Avengers again tonight, with my family. This being the third weekend it's out, and that we showed up more than an hour before the show, we weren't that worried about getting tickets. We should have been. It was sold out, and the next showing, and the three nearest theatres. Needless to say, I am now extremely depressed. So why is it still number one? Why is the internet obsessed with it? Mainly because it's awesome. So. In all seriousness, The Avengers was … [Read more...]

Versus: The Glory of Super-powered Team-Ups and Crossovers


FIRST THINGS FIRST. I haven’t seen The Avengers yet. I know. I have failed all of you, and I will attempt to atone for it by saying two Iron Mans and a Hail Thor. In the meantime, before ANYONE SPOILS ME FOR AVENGERS (and I swear the first person to squeak ‘Snape kills Dumbledore!’ gets Mjolnir upside the head), let’s talk about superhero team-ups and crossovers. The Avengers, since their inception, has always been a melange of existing heroes and the occasional new recruit – it’s the way … [Read more...]

Avengers Academy: Deep Thoughts In a Bubblegum Premise


I always ask the advice of the Comic Book Guys. They are the experts in their fields and if nothing else they should be respected for that expertise. And as I stood in my local, mourning the untimely loss of Young Avengers (nothing new since their Civil War adventures with the Runaways, which has been a part of my collection for years now), I asked for the Younger Avengers, and was handed Avengers Academy, a new Heroic Age title from Marvel. The premise: five teenage victims of the Dark Reign … [Read more...]