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Things We Saw Today: Geek Heroes & Villains Wrapping Paper

Things We Saw Today


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  • The Frisky reviews the Maggie Gyllenhaal starring Hysteria, (that movie about Dr. Mortimer Granville and his creation of the vibrator.) and doesn’t like it as much as they wanted to.
  • Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, a long-time comic fan, has seen The Avengers and reviewed it on his blog. He enjoyed it but disagrees with my thoughts on the film in one big way. He wrote, “Scarlett Johanssen looked great in that outfit, but she seemed to be there only as eye candy.”  (via MTV)

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is paying homage another DC video game, Batman: Arkham City, in their latest promotional shots. Head over to Major Spoilers to see Joker and Robin.

  • Details of The Avengers blu-ray releases have been announced, and boy are they going to be full of extras. Collider has the full rundown.

Eight girls from Presentation High School in San Jose, California made a very pointed statement via their senior yearbook quotes. Alexandra, Angela, Angelica, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella, Madeline, and Vi all share the last name Nguyen and it was Isabella’s idea to play a harmless prank. Separately, the girls submitted just one or two words as the quote to go under their picture and name on the page. But when put in alphabetical order by their first names, the words added up to a sentence which read, “We know what you’re thinking and no, we’re not related.” (via Daily Mail)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( 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."