Tag: space opera

Rated M for Mature

Not many comics start with a woman giving birth in the back of an old body shop asking, “Am I shitting? It feels like I’m shitting.” Hell, not many stories do period. But Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga (Image) does.  And when the baby is born, it’s […]

Archaeologists in Space

When I was a lad no older than ten, I was pretty sure I was going to become an archaeologist. This assumption regarding my future profession was based pretty much entirely on having just seen Raiders of the Lost Ark and figuring that the career would lend an […]

Syfy Gets Diverse; Scifi Benefits

In a month during which the Oscars have been rightly lambasted for their frequent exclusion and diminishing of minorities and DC/Warner Brothers trumpeted their upcoming Wonder Woman movie’s feminism by showing off Gal Gadot’s ass and talking about how her true power is her loving, nurturing personality, it’s […]

10 Comics I Liked in 2015

I’m a little chilly after a strangely, even eerily warm Yuletide writing my annual list of comics I liked in 2015. I was suddenly snowed in in Montreal and then subjected to what I can only call, “Frost Giant Snot” on the long road home. As always, I […]

That’s What She Said

One of the (many) challenges of science fiction, both for readers and creators, is conceiving of things for which humans have no frame of reference. HP Lovecraft used to confront us with such intellectual challenges in rather a simple but effective method. In The Color Out of Space, […]