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March 31, 2017
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Dear Marvel, Diversity isn’t the Problem

Today, there was an interview where David Gabriel said that Marvel’s diverse titles had failed and they had feedback from shops that wasn’t what fans wanted. Which is… weird, to say the least. Because it isn’t anything like what I’ve heard from fans from all spectrum. Fans haven’t been happy with Marvel’s books – but it certainly wasn’t the introduction of characters like Ms Marvel, Riri Williams, or Jane Foster as Thor. What fans were weary of was their favorite characters being pushed aside or misused – see Nick Spencer’s ongoing ‘let’s make beloved characters Hydra’ storyline. Or characters being…

January 7, 2015
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Whitney Watches: Agent Carter 1.01 & 1.02

It’s been far too long, but I’m back with another vlog – and it’s about Marvel’s Agent Carter – the 7 part television event (that’s a fancy name for mini-series) focusing on Peggy Carter. Last night’s two hour premiere was made up of two episodes, and the above video are my mostly coherent thoughts. I promise that next week I’ll have it more together- the Whitney Watches videos aren’t recaps, they’re meant more to talk about characterization, possible arcs and all the fun references. But I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness. If you missed last night’s episodes and didn’t DVR…

October 29, 2014
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My thoughts on the Upcoming MCU

At a Marvel press event yesterday, they announced the movies of Phase 3. For those not familar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movies are broken up into phases. Iron Man is off on its own, and Phase 1 officially started with Iron Man 2, Thor, Hulk and Captain America. All those movies, timeline-wise happen in and around each other. Phase 1 ends with the Avengers. Phase 2 covers Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers 2. (And Ant-Man. I keep forgetting Ant-Man.) So I figured I’d go from beginning to end. I’ve…

April 29, 2014
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JJ, Where Are The Women?

As you’ve probably heard, Star Wars: Episode VII is starting to film, and the main cast list has been announced. And in that list, there’s only one new woman (the other is Carrie Fisher). What gives? Sure, there weren’t a lot of women in the Original Trilogy – the only main female character was Leia. And the only other real female characters of any importance were Aunt Beru and Mon Mothma. (I have a hard time counting Oola since her sole purpose was to dance around and then be eaten by the Rancor) But the Extended Universe happened. And while…

January 15, 2014
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Ant-Man, focusing on Lang?

Earlier this week Edgar Wright announced that in the upcoming Ant-Man movie, that Michael Douglas would be playing Hank Pym. Which caused me to pause and wonder. Because they’d already announced that Paul Rudd was playing Ant-Man. Turns out that Rudd is playing Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man. And I’m disappointed. While yes, Hank Pym’s history in Marvel comes with some controversy (he beat his wife Janet, which led to their divorce)… there is no way to tell Hank Pym’s origin that doesn’t include Janet Van Dyne. Who is The Wasp. They were two of the founding members of the…

October 4, 2013
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[Vlog] 17: Q&A Time, Again.

It’s that time again… you have questions, I have answers! Today’s questions: Why do I call my husband TheBoy (and bonus explanation for Big Bad)? What make-up do I wear? Why don’t I want people going to my Tumblr? and Comic Book Recommendation for someone who doesn’t necessarily like comics. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line!

September 27, 2013
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Vlog 16: DC and Marvel feelings, I have them.

It’s the Vlog! I think I’m going to have to start updating the Vlog on Fridays- I’m too busy doing my parental duties, volunteering in the Little Kidlet’s class. I was asked on Tumblr (I wish I could remember who suggested it, sorry) about my thoughts on DC and Marvel (both movies and comics) so I managed to streamline my thoughts into this… If you happen to have any suggestions for videos, let me know! I am always looking for vlog ideas.

June 12, 2012
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Catwoman, why are you bending like that?

For some reason DC thought it’d be smart to reboot their universe, and then issue a series of #0 issues to explain how the characters got to be who they were in the reboot. This is the cover of Catwoman #0 (I know, it says #1- but the zero covers all have the characters busting through their #1 cover art). Ow. Ow. Ow. Bodies do not bend that way unless there aren’t any bones in the torso. And the internet is pretty annoyed. Somewhere out there, I saw that DC thought that the internet outrage would sell issues (I went…

September 27, 2011
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Tuesday, and my brain is everywhere.

I finally got my Pottermore email. So far I’m loving what I’m seeing. I had a blast shopping on Diagon Alley- I bought a tabby cat for my pet. For those who are surprised- my first cat was named Griffin. He was a sweet little tabby. Well, sweet to me. He sort of hated anyone he thought was a threat to me, and tolerated both TheBoy and Jerad because they were close to me) My wand is an 11 inch Aspen, Unicorn Hair, unbending wand. Which apparently means I’m stubborn and compensating for being short. But that I’m rather unlikely…

September 8, 2011
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Missed Opportunities: the new 52.

Now that DC’s New 52 are coming out (those are the 52 titles they’ve rebooted along with the DC Universe), I thought it was time to look at how DC marketed it- especially after reading this great post by Jill Pantozzi about DC’s presence at FanExpo in Canada). So far sales seem to be high, but since they’re all number 1’s, only time is going to tell how things are really faring. I used to read comics regularly. I had a pull list and everything. Then, I had a kid and needed that extra bit of monthly budget for other…