by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, April 14th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, April 14th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 2:26 pm, April 10th, 2013
As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps. Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today.
We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance. – Comixology, in a statement about the removal of issue #12 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple‘s Saga from the Comixology store for iOS devices.
Yesterday a lot of the comics world got up in arms to defend this week’s issue of Saga from what even the book’s creators thought was censorship from the folks who run Apple’s online content marketplace. Since Saga is already a comic with lots of lovingly depicted violence and sex (and wonderful characters, humor, and themes like love, war, and parenting), this seemed even stranger. The only new thing in this issue appeared to be that there were a couple tiny depictions of graphic sexual acts performed by men with men. Comixology does not elaborate more on why they felt Saga #12′s content went over what they thought Apple’s line was, and I wish they would, simply to emphasize their statement that sexual orientation had nothing to do it. I’m also glad they end with an apology: as a retailer it’s Comixology’s responsibility to communicate to creators about why their books won’t be appearing for sale where they usually do before any misconceptions can be made. Comixology has word from Apple today that Saga #12 does not violate guidlines, and says the issue will be up for purchase through iOS devices soon.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:45 pm, March 21st, 2013
George R.R. Martin is not a fast writer. We know it. He knows it. HBO knows it. People who’ve never read any of the Game of Thrones books or seen the show know it. He still has two books to write, and the show’s chugging merrily along, with one of the two seasons based on book three premiering in a few weeks. At a panel discussion hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Martin had a few things to say on the possibility of Game of Thrones-the-show catching up with Game of Thrones-the-books.
It’s… not exactly reassuring.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:15 am, March 21st, 2013
Hand towels, not usually on anyone’s list of cool, exciting things. I think of the towel family, beach towels are probably the most likely to bag that particular spot. But I defy you to look at the Kirby face embroidered on the towel above and not feel a need to own it.
And besides. Every truly hoopy frood knows where their towel is.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:15 am, March 8th, 2013
Sean and Steph Mayo (alias Siercon and Coral) built these Lego models of living insects (okay, so technically only most of them are insects, but they’re at least all arthropods), some of which are so realistic that I’m actually getting the willies just looking at them. And that’s a pretty impressive feat for something made out of prefab plastic pieces.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, February 27th, 2013
Arrested Development fans, I’m sorry, but I have some (potentially) bad news: Season four, airing on Netflix in May, might be the show’s last.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, February 20th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, February 17th, 2013
We’ve posted the work of John Martz before, specifically his Trexels poster, which features pixelated versions of 235 Star Trek characters. But it turns out he’s done some awesome The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fanart, too, and there’s just no way I’m not going to post that. It’s like making it through a Vogon poetry recitation unscathed. It’s not going to happen. Also behind the cut are Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman designs, plus some miscellaneous robots, because Martz is nothing if not well-rounded in his geeky interests.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, February 11th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 2:00 pm, January 29th, 2013
Usually, watching a NASA rocket launch from your home is something reserved for Floridians, but tonight, that’s an honor offered to a huge swath of the Northeastern American coast (if those pesky clouds stay out of the way). So if you find yourself gazing towards the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia (as you often do of an evening, longingly, and with hope fluttering in your heart), and you see some scattered red contrails, know that we are not being invaded by aliens.
It’s just NASA running space tests on our upper atmosphere! In fact, if you live anywhere within the yellow circle below, you’ve got a chance at seeing it:READ MORE