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…

Ahsoka Has the Queer Space Farmer You’re Looking For

A Review of Star Wars: Ahsoka  “Do you like queer ladies in space? Queer women of color? This book has a sapphic black space farmer. And possibly another queer character…

Being Super Explores Teenage Kara Danvers’ Identity

Getting the blues because our girl in blue Supergirl is on hiatus from TV until January 23rd? Looking to dive into a Supergirl comic but don’t know where to start?…

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?

Deadman Delivers Excellent Second Issue

“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…

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…

Why Do Stories Matter: 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…

We All Deserve an Eliza Danvers

Last night’s episode of Supergirl was a goddamn gift. A treasure, a beacon of hope and love in a world of grimdark. Every time I watch Supergirl I think they’ve reached a new…