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Posts by Susana Polo

    Susana Polo — Editor at Large

    Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.

  1. Ming Doyle, Erica Henderson and Other Comics Artists Give Us the Genderblended DC Movie Universe We Always Wanted

    *make grabby hands*

    It began simply, when Ming Doyle posted this fabulous depiction of Sigourney Weaver as Bruce Wayne. But if you're going to give Tumblr an art prompt (draw DC comics characters as played by famous movie stars of a different gender), you better be prepared to give it a glass of milk to go with it. I mean... for the art explosion that happens next.

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  2. The Actual NSA is Here With the Creepy Valentine’s Wishes You Never Wanted

    Happy Valentines Day!

    NSA, if this is the sort of thing that you have to come out and tell people, just telling them hasn't erased the root of the problem.

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  3. Here’s What We Know About How the Spider-Man Deal Went Down, and How the Movies Will Go Up

    I'm sorry we don't have any pictures, Mr. Jameson.

    This week, the nerd world rocked at the announcement that those two households most a like in dignity had, as rumored, settled on a way for Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what are the deets? The haps? The buzz? Here's what we know!

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  4. Relax and Let This 45 Minute Video of the Solar System Show You Just How Slow the Speed of Light Is

    It's not how big the solar system is, it's how you use it.

    Alphonse Swinehart's video Riding Light doesn't show us what it would look like if we moved away from the sun at the speed of light. Because once you get to that speed things get... well. Weird. But it does give you a sense of just how BIG our solar system is, so big that it can't even be dwarfed by the fastest thing in the universe. This video is forty five minutes long, and only manages to get a few light minutes past Jupiter.

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  5. Pioneering Girl Scout Breaks Own Record By Selling Outside a Marijuana Clinic Again

    I went to look for a top pic and then this happened so now it's the top pic.

    Enterprising Girl Scout Danielle Lei is at it again, doing a brisk trade outside of San Francisco's The Green Cross, one of the city's medical marijuana dispensaries.

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  6. Pull It Together: Secret Six, Great Warrior, Harley Quinn, and Princeless is Back… With Pirates!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list; it’s about what could be on yours!

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  7. Characters Talk About Their Love Lives and Loki Has a “Moment” in the Latest Leigh Lahav ‘Toon

    We don't know what about this is our favorite part. Black Widow? Hermione? The Mad Men Song?

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  8. Researcher Determined to Play Piano Duet With Yellow Slime Mold

    The slime mold is not actually a muppet.

    Wait, didn't this happen in an episode of Adventure Time?

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  9. Not a Drill: Somebody’s Making Fifty Shades of M.O.D.O.K.

    Now here's a Valentine's Weekend movie I'd watch.

    This is M.O.D.O.K., the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. This is a quote from 50 Shades of MODOK, a blog that's rewriting 50 Shades of Grey with M.O.D.O.K. instead of Christian Grey:

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  10. Interview: Windblade Creator Mairghread Scott Returns With Combiner Wars, Plus Exclusive Art of the Mistress of Flame!

    Wait, it's not Combine Wars? *sadly drives tractor away*

    It was only a year ago that we were getting our first looks at Windblade, a fan-designed character who's broken major gender barriers in IDW's Transformers continuity. Windblade's miniseries is over, but she and writer Mairghread Scott are back for IDW's big Transformers event of the summer: Combiner Wars!

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