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Jill Pantozzi — Associate Editor

Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s the Associate Editor for the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

Posts by Jill Pantozzi

The Future Is Now!

Doctor Who’s Noel Clarke & The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder Star In The Trailer For The Anomaly

Mickey!!!! (Sorry, had to.) Noel Clarke and Ian Somerhalder star in this sci-fi film which is almost certainly not about Neo from The Matrix. The description on the video says, “A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van to learn he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there. It’s a unique concept set in the near future that explores the idea of mind control.

[Possible NSFW Warning: bare buttocks.]

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And I'll Form the Head!

I Don’t Know Why LEGO William Shatner Is Time Traveling To William Shakespeare & I Don’t Care.

Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!

(via io9)

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where does he get those wonderful toys

Open Thread: Arrow – The Man Under the Hood

Well. We’re moving things along, aren’t we?

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Essay

Sorry To Burst Your Masturbatory Comic Bubble (No, I’m Not)

[Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on Jill's tumblr, The Bird and the Bat. Trigger warning for language about sexual threats.]

I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).

You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re under the impression comics are for men. Men only. And the characters therein, specifically the female characters, are there for them to ogle. The mere thought of that being taken away from them is frightening (even though, you know, porn and porn comics!). So frightening they will do anything to stop it. And they think silencing women with threats is the answer.

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Fans Do Cool Things

Winter Is Here: The Game of Thrones Version Of Frozen’s “Let It Go” [VIDEO]

Disney’s Frozen is slowly working its way through the rest of pop-culture, much like a winter’s frost. In this latest parody, Ice and Fire (aka Jon and Daenerys) join in to sing out loud about their Westeros woes. But wait! There’s more! Click ahead to watch another Game of Thrones fan-created music video featuring hits from Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, and more.

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THIS IS FOR REAL MAKO

This Cosplayer Made Herself Into Pacific Rim’s Gipsy Danger, Will Kill All Kaiju For Her Family

Nona Neon Cosplay, I bow to your greatness. Especially considering you incorporated a vegetable strainer into your Pacific Rim cosplay.

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om nom nom

Lunchbox Dad Creates Pop-Culture Meals For His Kids

It probably says something about my urge to take care of something other than a cat that I can’t imagine packing any type of lunch for a child, let alone a creative one. Thankfully, Beau Coffron, also known as “Lunchbox Dad,” is happy and willing to do so for his three children. Take a look at just some of the fantastic lunchbox images he’s put together with yummy ingredients which make up Star Wars, Frozen, Dr. Seuss characters and more!

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Schmexy Star Trek Body Pillows

Hey, remember that Loki/Thor cuddle blanket? Here’s another thing kinda like that. For sale by IdentityProductions on Etsy. (via Creepbay)

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Questions! Questions That Need Answering

If Michelle Rodriguez Could Play Any Superheroine She’d Choose One Greg Rucka Has Written [VIDEO]

Michelle Rodriguez recently uploaded a YouTube video in which she answered a fan question: “If you could play any superheroine, who would you want to play and why?” She chose one of Greg Rucka’s characters. We agree, Michelle, Greg is pretty awesome at what he does. And a reminder that Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus just picked up an Eisner nomination for Best New Series.

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Faster than a speeding bullet!

Get Your First Look At Future Killer Frost & Vibe In This Arrow Featurette

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz, David Ramsey, and Emily Bett Rickards spoke with DC All Access recently about their work on The CW show. While the segment features some fun fan stuff (a guess at how many times Amell has been shirtless, a push-up contest etc.), it also shows a preview clip of tonight’s episode which features future stars of the Flash spinoff, Danielle Panabaker (Killer Frost) and Carlos Valdes (Vibe).

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