by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 9th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 9th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:32 pm, April 18th, 2013
DC Comics has been criticized before for their public relations responses (or non-responses, as the case may be) and a recent move has raised eyebrows yet again. Editor-In-Chief Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase were contributing to a monthly column to Comic Book Resources in which they answered questions from both the journalists working for CBR and fans. But in its latest installment the website announced DC would no longer be participating. And guess what? The Orson Scott Card controversy and other “tough questions” played a part.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:47 pm, March 5th, 2013
DC hiring Orson Scott Card as one of the writers in a digital-first anthology of Superman stories is proving the controversy that won’t die, not simply because fans who appreciate the conflict between the themes associated with Superman as a character and the views that Card openly and publicly espouses about the basic rights of the LGBTQ community, along with the actions he’s taken to make those views into actual legislation, are being vocal about their disappointment regarding the choice. It’s still making news because actual members of the comic book community are doing things like refusing to stock the issue when it eventually comes to print, and movie executives are getting nervous about their blockbusters.
But while the retailer is still a big part of the comics community, you couldn’t call them as central to the industry as the artists who draw the books in the first place, and it’s now, according to USA Today, that the artist on Card’s Superman book has walked off the project, citing the negative attention that its drawn.READ MORE
by Chaka Cumberbatch | 12:35 pm, February 27th, 2013
Zeus Comics and Collectibles on a Friday night is a flurry of activity – probably not unlike a busy day at the Daily Planet. Customers buzz in and out of the kaleidoscopic store, brimming over with questions about pre-orders and pull lists. About two weeks ago, the Dallas store became a lightning rod at the forefront of a nationwide debate – but tonight, it’s business as usual.
Behind the counter and at the center of it all is Richard Neal, who for the past 12 years has been owner and operator of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award winning comic shop. With Neal at the helm, Zeus Comics became one of the first stores to decide not to carry the controversial Orson Scott Card written Adventures of Superman – a decision, he explains, that had several elements to consider – but one inevitable conclusion.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, February 21st, 2013
by Susana Polo | 2:48 pm, February 20th, 2013
Orson Scott Card and his work (both in fiction and as a board member of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage) have been at the center of a brewing controversy in the comics industry, ever since DC’s recent announcement that he’d be one of the writers on a digital-first Superman anthology. And unlike most comics controversies, this one is actually reaching the occasional mainstream news outlet, a fact which has not gone unnoticed by executives at the company in charge of a big-budget adaptation of Card’s Ender’s Game, Summit Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:57 pm, February 13th, 2013
Each tier of depicts a different scene: The bottom is Luke on Tatooine in a A New Hope (the groom’s been to that filming location), the middle is Leia meeting Wicket in Return of the Jedi (the bride’s been to that filming location), and the top is the wedding of Anakin and Padme in Attack of the Clones (they want to visit that filming location together). Visit That’s Nerdalicious for detail shots.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:56 pm, February 12th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:02 pm, February 3rd, 2012
Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis is the latest to be cast in the big screen adaptation of the sci-fi novel Ender’s Game but she’s also picked up another famous book adaptation role as well.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:32 pm, January 24th, 2012
As a geek or a nerd, you get introduced to new words all the time! Science fiction and fantasy are practically in the business, not just of creating new place names, which is practically a given; but also of making new nouns in general, new verbs, and new adjectives. And while some of those concepts might not be particularly useful outside of their fictional setting, others have, over time, been accepted wholly by the English of reality. With some of these, we’ve forgotten that they were ever words in fiction to begin with.READ MORE