Jean Grey is the worst. No one likes Jean Grey. She is always having problems with her powers, controlling her emotions or boy troubles. Here are 10 GIFs of Jean Grey failures to make you feel better about yourself:
Jose García is a phenomenal illustrator and 2d animator living in Mexico City. He is the artist behind great works like Beren and Seasons. Jose is also the author and illustrator of My 8 Bit Story, a tale of a young woman who looses herself in a fantasy world filled with popular video game characters and themes. I talked with Jose about his artwork, favorite video games and future projects.
With Supergirl coming out this fall, I started thinking about the ladies of comics that deserved their own shows. There haven’t been many comic adaptation shows led by women. The only remotely successful shows were the recent Agent Carter, the 70’s Wonder Woman show, Witchblade and Birds of Prey. It’s more important now than ever that shows like Supergirl succeed to show Hollywood that female-driven stories can be successful and fantastic. Below is a list of 10 kick-ass women in comics who could easily be adapted into gripping television leads:
Power Nap is a hilarious science fiction webcomic about the breakdown of social norms, the daily grind of work and the power of dreams. Maritza Campos is the writer of the webcomic who works alongside the series artist Bachan. Together the two have formed a beautiful, dark and hysterical tale of imagination gone awry. The story follows an overworked man named Drew who signs up for dream experiments at a shady corporate office where he’s employed. I talked with Maritza about the comic’s story, her inspirations and her weirdest dream.
CBS released the first trailer for Supergirl this week and it feels all too similar to the Black Widow SNL skit. The trailer has all the trappings of a romantic comedy. Kara (Supergirl) gets coffee for her boss, has a hot best friend who’s affection she doesn’t notice, is speechless around hunk Jimmy Olsen and has a giant apartment she could never afford. The trailer becomes more serious at the end but is undercut by a cheesy pop ballad.
DC Comics recently announced it will be launching 24 new titles in June as part of a lineup refresh. Many titles are being canceled or re-branded as part of their new focus on diversity. I made a list of the five new titles I’m most excited to see in June.
Always Raining Here is a webcomic about two lovesick and confused teenage boys growing up in British Columbia. The comic, by two talented ladies, is written by Bell and illustrated by Hazel. The main characters Adrian and Carter experience unrequited love and self-discovery amidst a host of geek culture references and painterly artwork. Always Raining Here was nominated for Best Webcomic by IGN in 2014. I talked with Bell about the comic’s conception, funny fan comments and the comic’s future.
Marvel recently announced that it will be ending it’s current universe starting with the upcoming event Secret Wars. They haven’t been exactly clear on the extent of the of the reboot after the event but it sounds like a combination refresh/reboot will be taking place. I thought it would be a fine time to make a list of things I would like to see in a new Marvel Universe. Here is a list of ten things I want: