The Great Disney Blogathon: A Goofy Movie (1995)

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 […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #317, “The Great Supergirl Double-Cross!”

It’s Supergirl Saturday! (Well, Sunday. Shhh.) We’ve got a quick one for you folks tonight, but it includes LENA THORUL, and you guys know how much I love her. Well, that seems out of character for Linda. How could this have happened? Our story begins with Linda and Dick meeting Lena’s new flame, Jeff Colby, […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

I didn’t see The Great Mouse Detective until I was already an adult and a die-hard Sherlock Holmes fan. I’m the annoying kind of Sherlock Holmes fan, too – the kind who hates most adaptations and will argue pedantically for hours upon hours about how all the things pop culture thinks about him and his […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Black Cauldron (1985)

I think it’s fair to say that The Black Cauldron has a pretty solid reputation as, well, arguably Disney’s worst movie. I don’t know that that’s true – or that “worst movie” is even a fruitful discussion to have in the first place – but certainly it’s not beloved. I’ve never been particularly impressed by […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)

Of all the mysteries in the world, one of the most puzzling is why Disney chose to make a sequel to The Fox and the Hound, easily one of the most forgotten movies in their stable. And, well, despite the presence of frankly bafflingly big names in the cast (Patrick Swayze and Reba McEntire, what […]

Supergirl Saturday: Supergirl v6 #18-20

Now that her series is over, let’s check back in with another arc from the New 52 Supergirl series. When we last left this version of Kara, she’d clawed her way out of the terrible “H’el on Earth” crossover with Superman and Superboy, but it left her with a) a broken heart, b) the certainty […]

Friday Links Roundup

In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been doing over at Panels the past few weeks: Oh, Comics! Episode #29: You Say Mxyzptlk, I Say Mxyzptlk. I joined Paul and Preeti on the Panels podcast to talk about the Supergirl trailer, Legends of Tomorrow, and villains. Supergirl: A Character Primer. Some recs for good […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

I think it’s fair to say that The Fox and the Hound is one of Disney’s least-loved films. It came out during a time that’s infamous for being Disney’s creative nadir, there are no standout characters or voices or songs, the source material that it’s based on is not very well known, and most importantly, […]

Wiscon 2015!

It’s time for my annual Wiscon report! As always, I had a fantastic time with fantastic people. I was on three panels this year: Female Protagonists in Graphic Novels and Comics: The problem with this sort of panel is that there’s just so much to say! What really struck me was how different it was […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #316, “Supergirl’s Choice of Doom!”

When we last left our heroine, she was once again torn between two sets of beloved parents (not to mention both of her mothers experiencing alarming psychotic breaks). How will she and her parents ever solve this predicament? Oh, through liberal amounts of lying and mind games, of course. Come on, this is the Silver […]

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