Crosspost: Does the Friendzone Need To Die?

“Short of murdering a guy, friendzoning is The Worst Thing™ a woman can do to him. Or so certain stories and media would have us believe. A woman who is just…

Crosspost: 5 Magical Shows That Deserve a Reboot

“Today is my birthday! As I’ve been contemplating how old and decrepit I am looking back, I realized there were some pretty great shows in my childhood that I’d love…

Overwatch’s Tracer Has a Girlfriend!

Big news in the gaming fandom today! Blizzard’s new Overwatch comic “Reflections” went live on the site today, and wrapped up inside was the perfect Christmas present: the game’s first…

Will The Real James Olsen Please Come Back

Or, Why The Guardian Leaves Me Cold. And Frustrated.

When the news first leaked that James Olsen would be taking up a superhero mantle, I was excited. There was so much narrative potential. Kara and James teaming up as a way to work through any lingering frustration over the breakup, or a renewed kindling of their relationship seemed likely trajectories. That and James getting a chance to be more than a sidekick while also keeping his day job at CatCo. He and Kara could talk about work-life balance; they would use their superhero identities to fight crime both the streets and in the media. Epic Team Up. A literal Super-Power(ed) Couple. I was so ready. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="186"] Pictured: me right now.[/caption] But what we got paled in comparison to my expectations. James hid his identity from the one person who might understand. He lies to her face and roped in one of her best friends to aid him. He is more concerned with his own ego than using his new job at CatCo for good. And somehow we're supposed to be cheering for him. At least I think we are. But why?

Crosspost: The 100 Season 4 Trailer Dropped Today

So…The 100 dropped it’s season 4 trailer today, and it’s supposedly about ‘rising from the ashes.’ “Are they rising from the ashes of the disastrous PR battle they’ve had to…

Crosspost: Deadman 2 Review

“It’s here! Deadman: Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love continues! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles this week and was one of the first people in my local comic book…

Crosspost: Why Do Stories Matter?

The Ethics of Storytelling Part 2 (see Part 1, here) “We’ve all heard it before, the cry of the anti-critic. It seems like whenever we voice critiques of media, someone…

Crosspost: An Interview With Kat Barrell

Kat Barrell Discusses Clexacon, Fandom, the Power of Storytelling, and Diverse Representation in Media “At The Fandomentals, we’ve got you covered for all the most exciting ClexaCon news. We had…