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...]

Mystery Men, Dark Avengers, and Four-Color Heroes – GGG Ponders on Developing a Campaign Setting for a Superhero RPG?

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While doing some spring cleaning through my RPGs, I came across my notes for a Silver Age Sentinels campaign setting called Tremont City. As many folks know, I'm a big superhero comic fan, and I wanted my setting to feel like the DC Universe - a world that had been developed in comics over a period of years, rather than in days to weeks by me. When I started, I developed a history and campaign bible. In it, I outlined some tricks for how I would try to create this artificial conceit of a … [Read more...]

KK’s Keen Comics, April 3rd, 2013 Releases

SuperiorSpider-Man7

Hello again! It's the nature of comics and the fact that this column is one woman's tastes that I'm going to keep returning to the same titles again and again. I try and mix in new ones whenever I can, but some weeks, the really good ones are the ones I keep talking about, and so be it. It's my goal to sort through the dizzying array of new comics every week and pick out a few to recommend, and if you keep seeing some particular titles in this spot, it's because they're consistently good. I'd … [Read more...]

KK’s Keen Comics, March 6th, 2013 Releases

SuperiorSpider-Man5

This week's column is a little delayed. I'd like to blame Comixology going down under a giant Marvel promotion and me being unable to get images and links, but mostly I spent the weekend at DC Gameday playing fantastic RPGs with great people and just didn't finish reading my comics over the weekend. But I've found some gems for you once again! Superior Spider-Man #5 I know I feature this title a lot, but there's a reason for that. Dan Slott is hitting it out of the park and  continually … [Read more...]

KK’s Keen Comics, February 13th, 2013 Releases

Ultimate X-Men #22 Cover

This was a relatively small week for me, due to the quirkiness of comic scheduling. Still, thanks to Brian Wood, there’s a couple of standouts for me to highlight. (Next week is going to make up for it with a very heavy box of comics to read!) Star Wars #2 I mentioned this before as a series to keep an eye on, and the second issue continues to deliver. What happens when you take one of the best writers in comics, Brian Wood, and let him loose on the classic Star Wars universe? Very good … [Read more...]

KK’s Keen Comics: February 6th, 2013 Releases

Star Trek #17 cover

Welcome Back! This is my column where I highlight the comics that delighted and surprised me for the week, and I’ve got some good ones for you once again! Star Trek #17  This comic follows the adventures of the starship Enterprise, in the J.J. Abrams movie continuity. Some storylines are retellings of classic trek episodes that turn out differently with the personality shifts due to the alternate continuity in the characters, but the best ones are the detailed character dives. There was a nice … [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...]

How To Pick Up Chicks at the Comic Book Store

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The last time I was at a comic book store I was my mom and my eleven-year-old cousin, so I wasn’t exactly cruising for chicks. And, luckily, I am butch enough that the guys browsing the bins weren’t cruising for me. But it made me think. One of the hardest parts of approaching an attractive potential date is finding common ground to do it on. At the comic book store, half the work is already done for you! Of course, if you’re gay, there’s the extra step of determining if said potential date is … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Party: Northstar’s Wedding and the Revealing of the Rainbow Lantern

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the union of this superhero, and this completely normal guy, and the ensuing media storm that followed. Right now? It’s good to be gay – that is, if you’re a superhero. Marvel’s Northstar tied the knot with his civilian boyfriend last week, and this week DC announced that as part of their New 52 reboot, the original human holder of the Green Lantern ring has been retconned queer. Which is awesome! He’s a powerful business man and … [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...]