Some may regard the birth of the superhero as June, 1938 with Action Comics #1. But while the fantastic popularity of the Man of Steel did have a profound effect on how “Hero” stories were told ever after, there were supermen already at work, protecting the dark alleys […]
If you play Civilization IV for three months, your next novel will probably be late — it happened to Iain M. Banks.
In 2001, Catwoman was everything I ever wanted in a comic. I admit I was a sucker for her new look. A woman’s stompy black boots are her pride and Catwoman’s boots were stompy, black and flat after years of thigh high Pretty Woman stilettos. Not to mention […]
Is there really such a thing as a hip-hop videogame? Watch this convincing video to judge for yourself. A neat mix of arcade culture and hip-hop. (Keith Schofield also made a pretty awesome pi-related video).
Naomi Novik makes a stand: “I would rather take my characters to China and Istanbul and Africa and make mistakes and get corrected for them than confine myself to the safe Western European sandbox and pretend the problem doesn’t exist.” Her next Temeraire book is set in Africa, […]
How to write a female character in comics in 8 steps, from Girls Read Comics: #6 says ‘”I hit boys!” is not a strong feminist statement.’