Things We Saw Today: Two Guys, A Marriage, & A Comic Shop

Things We Saw Today
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Congratulations are in order for Ohio couple Scott Everhart and Jason Welker who tied the knot yesterday at Midtown Comics in New York City. The two had their first date at a comic-related event so it only made sense to get married in front of a wall of comics. All Astonishing X-Men #51 to be exact. (via The Advocate

  • Have you ever wondered what kind of wine goes best with Taco Bell? No? Well this guy did so you don’t have to. Ok, I’m intrigued. Hear his thoughts at The Frisky.
  • Hey video game PR folks, here’s a tip. If someone from the press sits down at your booth to test a game at E3, don’t assume they don’t know how to play because they’re a woman. “I think I better play it for you,” said one such individual to a stunned Katie Williams at E3. She writes:
  • It’s not just an insult to me — it’s an insult to my editors, to the publications I write for, to games journalism, and to gaming. It’s unbelievable that this is still happening. If this is how PR people feel about women’s capabilities, no wonder the promotional side of games is so sexist. No wonder marketing people still think it’s, on some level, OK to have a trailer feature a man ripping into a band of sexy nuns. No wonder we’re seeing it filter down into the developers, who implement in-game achievements for looking up the skirts of 19-year-old women dressed like schoolgirls. No wonder we’re watching it filter down into the gamers, who tell the ladies amongst us that they can’t possibly know anything about the online games that they play. After all, what proof is there of that when women are not allowed to speak on an authoritative level?

    Read about the entire encounter on Kotaku.

I don’t have many details on this one but according to the Facebook post from, this little girl was allowed to color a LOTR tattoo. Did she color it with marker, tell the tattooist what to do, or take up the needle herself? I like to imagine it’s the last option.

Here’s our first look at James Franco in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful. (via /Film)

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  • The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara spoke about something a lot of folks have pondered – why does Carl not stay in the house? “Well, it’s boring to sit in a house. And he’s a little boy and he wants to mix it up and stuff. And he’s walking through the woods and finds a zombie trapped in the mud and he starts doing what any Huck Finn would do and starts throwing rocks at the monster,” he said. There’s a bit more with spoilers for season 2 at i09.

And finally today, it was pointed out to me by one of my Facebook followers that Wesley Crusher himself, Mr. Wil Wheaton had given my Star Trek: The Next Generation reboot cast his seal of approval. And I went…

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Jill Pantozzi
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."