Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #325, “The Ugly Duckling Teacher of Stanhope College” and #326, “The Secret of Supergirl’s Suitor!”

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We’ve had our share of creepy romance stories here on Supergirl Saturday (I’m looking at you, Comet), but unfortunately this is a well that never runs dry. Here’s a couple Silver Age installments to remind you that yes, it can get worse than swapping out Hot Jimmy Olsen for Boring Mon-El (ahem). The first one […]



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The Great Disney Blogathon: The Little Mermaid (1989)

In the annals of Disney, three princesses stand tall as complete and utter paradigm-shifters for the company: Snow White, who launched the whole concept of full-length animated features; Cinderella, who saved the studio from bankruptcy after World War II and enabled it to venture into fields like television and theme parks; and Ariel, who re-established […]

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Debbie Reynolds and Me

Debbie Reynolds died yesterday. She was 84. It wouldn’t have been a shock, especially in a year that’s taken so many famous names from us – except that her daughter Carrie Fisher died the day before, at the much more shocking age of 60. Without that, Debbie Reynolds’s death would have meant clips from Singin’ […]

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Supergirl Sunday: Action Comics #324, “The Black Magic of Supergirl!”

Hiya, folks! I know it’s been a while (and it’s not Saturday), but when I realized how thematically appropriate the next Supergirl appearance I had to cover was, I knew I had to get it in by Halloween. I mean, check this out: Honestly, how cute is demon Supergirl? She’s adorable. I love her. But […]

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The Great Disney Blogathon: Oliver and Company

The Great Disney Blogathon is back! It’s been…*checks*…hey, let’s not talk about how long it’s been since the last one, huh? Cool! Now. Something you may have noticed if you’ve been around for earlier installments of this series is that I try really, really hard never to totally pan one of these movies, even the […]

What I Read in 2015, Part 2

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Um. So. Let’s call 2015 the year I stopped reading books without pictures in them? Because, uh, I read a ton last year, but it was almost exclusively comics. Not totally, though! Here’s some prose: 5. The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin: Shy Yue-ying is the overlooked maidservant to the beautiful courtesans at the Lotus […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #321, “The Enemy Supergirl!” #322, “The Planet of Outcasts!” and #323, “The Kryptonian Killer!”

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It’s the first Supergirl Saturday of 2016! *tosses confetti* And we’re kicking it off on a low note, with the thrilling saga of how women are just, honestly, the worst. Just terrible. Down with women, I guess. (The women’s lib backlash in the comic book industry was protracted and full of whiny babies stomping their […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #320, “The Man Who Broke Supergirl’s Heart”

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Having been at college for two whole issues, Kara has basically dropped all concern over her studies so we can concentrate on her love life. That seems about right. The actual boy in question is less creepy than the usual fare, but everything still ends in heartbreak for our girl: Please note that we have […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #318, “Supergirl Goes to College!” and #319, “The Super-Cheat!”

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It’s Supergirl Saturday! Finally! I know, I know, it’s been ages, but with Supergirl premiering this past Monday I couldn’t very well miss the MOST IMPORTANT SUPERGIRL WEEK OF ALL, at least since 1984. (Which was, of course, the most important Supergirl year because I was born. And also I guess there was a movie […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: A Goofy Movie (1995)

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Today we’re skipping ahead a few years to touch on a movie that, like Mickey’s Christmas Carol, isn’t part of the official Disney animated canon. It is, however, one of my all-time favorites, and as it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year1 – and as I spent a recent evening losing my mind over it […]

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