Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters Tag

I was tagged by the AWESOME Orangutan Librarian.


The issue here is, I only picked characters I liked (and male characters) so this is inherently going to be difficult.


Round One

Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

Zach Goode (Gallagher Girls Series)

Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Marry – Jem (how can you not?)

Kiss – Zach (how can you not?)

Kill – Percy (sorry Percy…but it’d for the best, he’d probably survive – and this way Annabeth won’t kill me)


Round Two

Noah (The Raven Cycle)

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices)

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Marry – Will (sorry Tessa)

Kiss – Neville

Kill – Noah (its not like it’ll hurt him.)


Round Three

Kaz (Six of Crows)

Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

Seth Clearwater (Twilight Saga)

Marry – Seth (he was my first book crush…yes ten-year-old me liked Seth Clearwater more than either Jacob or Edward)

Kiss – Kaz (- because duh)

Kill- Draco (sorry Draco…)


I’m too lazy to tag anyone right now.

So anyone who wants to can do this!

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Movie Review: Infinity War Part 1

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About Infinity War:

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Release date: April 27, 2018 

Before Watching You Must Watch:

Pretty much everything in the MCU but most important are:

  • The Avengers
  • Age of Ultron
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Dr. Strange
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Black Panther

Non-Spoiler Review:

The movie was good, but could have been better. I feel like it lacked a lot of emotion though the middle in favor of cool effects and action.

It was a solid movie, but I hope part 2 is better.


SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS


Spoiler Review:

  • I seriously thought Loki was going to come back. He deserved a better death.
  • Tony and Cap need to get over themselves.
  • Gamora’s death was the only one given the emotion it deserved, and the only one relevant to the plot.
  • DAMMIT PETER YOU MADE ME CRY I SAID I WOULDN’T.
  • Star Lord pissed me off so much.
  • TONY IS ALONE WITH NEBULA ON THAT PLANET OH MY….
  • AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Thanos Will Return – Really?????????
  • Captain Marvel save us.

Some Thoughts and Theories for Part 2:

  • Hawkeye and Ant-Man will be integral to part 2.
  • I need them to bring the dusted people back.
  • Either Cap or Tony or both are going to die permanently.

PolandBannanasBooks

has a great review you should check out too:

 

 


Some Happiness:

 

My Favorite Pokemon Rom Hacks

Pokemon rom hacks are super fun and I’ve played so many at this point in my life, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites. Let me know if you’ve played any of these, or if any of your favorites aren’t here!

*Bolded is a must play.


Pokemon HeartRed – The RG Project

*A super fun FireRed hack with a romance story.

Pokemon Advanced Adventure

New region.

Pokemon Flora Sky

Updated maps, story, and Gen IV and V pokemon.

Pokemon Glazed

New regions and interesting story.

Rocket Edition – FireRed

*Lots of sidequests make it fun.

Pokemon Rocket Science

“A darker side of Kanto”

Pokemon Rocket Strike

Play as a team rocket member, and lots of pokemon.

Pokemon Rocket Red

Move up the Team Rocket ranks.

Pokemon TRE: Team Rocket Edition

Play as a Rocket grunt.

Pokemon Adventure Red 

*Follows the pokemon adventures manga.

Blue Chapter / Green Chapter / Yellow Chapter / Gold Chapter

More manga adventures.

Pokemon Professor Oak’s Back Up

Play as a researcher.

Pokemon Gen 0

*The story of young Oak/Agatha.

Pokemon AshGray

*Indigo League in game form.

Pokemon Day Care for IOS

Fun Iphone rom where you collect and hatch eggs based on the steps you take. Works when the app is closed, which is nice for your battery.

Pokemon Fire Ash

*Loosely follows the anime from Kanto to Alola.

Pokemon Orange Island Adventure

Follows the Orange Island anime storyline.

Pokemon Ultra Violet

Updated FireRed hack with the ability to catch every pokemon Gen 1-3.

Pokemon Light Platinum

Ruby hack with an all new region.

Pokemon Paradox

Play as Green/Blue as Professor Oak builds a Time Machine.

Pokemon Stunning Steel

Interesting unique story.

Pokemon Sunset

Another Orange Islands game.

Pokemon Paragon

Interesting new region with Teams Rocket, Aqua, and Magma.

Pokemon Life

Another interesting story in the world of pokemon.

 

Trailer Talk (And Speculation): Crimes of Grindelwald

Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.
Release date: November 16, 2018 (USA)
Director: David Yates
Screenplay: J. K. Rowling
Film series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Before We Start:

  • As much as I want to watch this movie, I don’t think I’m going to see it in theaters.
  • I don’t want to support Jonny Depp’s role in the movie, nor JK Rowling QueerBaiting and representation issues (The whole “yes Dumbledore is gay but no his and Grindelwald’s relationship will not be shown in the movie.”)

Thoughts While Watching The Trailer:

  • HOGWARTS!
  • BB NEWT!
  • Newt’s fear is very on brand.
  • Deluminator!
  • Those cat things are creepy.
  • “I can’t move against Grindelwald” BECAUSE YOU”RE IN LOVE OR SOMETHING.
  • CREDENCE!!!!!!!!!
  • Deathly Hallows!
  • Flamel?!?!?!?!?!
  • It looks so good I’m so angry onny Depp is in it!!!!

 

 

A Guide to: DC TV Shows – The ArrowVerse

The ArrowVerse

Definition per Wikipedia:

Arrowverse is a shared fictional universe that is centered on various television series airing on The CW and web series airing on CW Seed based on characters appearing in publications by DC Comics. The Arrowverse stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Mari Jiwe McCabe / Vixen, with an ensemble cast leading Legends of Tomorrow, including Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / Atom, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, with Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Martin Stein & Jefferson “Jax” Jackson / Firestorm. Russell Tovey stars as Ray Terrill / The Ray.


Arrow (2012-Present)

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When presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns home to Starling City after five years stranded on a remote island in the Pacific, he hides the changes the experience had on him, while secretly seeking reconciliation with his ex, Laurel. By day he picks up where he left off, playing the carefree philanderer he used to be, but at night he dons the alter ego of Arrow and works to right the wrongs of his family and restore the city to its former glory. Complicating his mission is Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, who is determined to put the vigilante behind bars.

Total Episodes: 138

1st season – Great

2nd season – fine

3rd – 4th seasons – UGGHH I don’t want to watch this.

5th season – Okay this is good again

The Flash (2014-Present)

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At 11, Barry Allen’s life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Orphaned Barry later becomes Detective Joe West. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother’s death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend. When his latest obsession – a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention – causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.

Total Episodes: 92

Some of the plots are a little weak, but I think this is my favorite of the ArrowVerse.

Supergirl (2015-Present)

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At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.

Total Episodes: 65

Some people find this cheesy – and season 1 is pretty cheesy but this show is super fun. Its part of the Arrowverse, but on an Alternate Earth.

Legends of Tomorrow (2016-Present)

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`Arrow’ and `The Flash’ have some new superhero company in Sky’s lineup with the addition of `DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’. After seeing what doom the future holds, time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter realises heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes Sara Lance, Jay Jackson, Ray Palmer, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.

Total Episodes: 51

A super great show – though I called Rip “Rory” the entire first season. You need to watch Arrow and Flash before this though, as it uses a lot of background characters from both.

Each of these four shows have a “crossover event” each season, so watching all of them is helpful.


A Grey Area

Constantine (2014-2015)

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Demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine figured there was no longer any point in fighting the good fight since his soul belongs to the netherworld, but when demons target the daughter of one of his closest friends, Liv, he reluctantly rejoins the battle. It turns out that Liv has second sight, an ability to see other worlds and predict supernatural occurrences, a power that makes her a threat to the new evil rising from the shadows. She and Constantine take their combined skills on the road, traveling the country to find demons and send them back to hell.

Total Episodes: 13

Though not intended as part of the ArrowVerse, characters (with the same actors reprising their roles) appear in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Smallville (2001-2011)

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An interpretation of the Superman story features young Clark Kent coming to grips with his emerging superpowers. He must hide his abilities from his friends, including Lana Lang, the girl of his dreams, and Lex Luthor, who will one day become Superman’s nemesis. Complicating matters is the presence of kryptonite throughout Smallville, which causes strange mutations in locals and cripples Clark.

Total Episodes: 217

Between Jimmy’s lecture to Kara in warning her away from Lena that “Clark and Lex were best friends once too.” and Midvale’s direct acknowledgement of Chloe Sullivan (who was a characters created for Smallville), while Smallville is not directly confirmed a part of Arrowverse, it feels like it could be, especially since Supergirl is an alternate earth to the other Arrowverse shows, so Smallville’s origin of characters doesn’t clash with the Arrowverse counterparts.

An Article on the Theory


Web-Series

Vixen (2015-2016)

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Based on the DC Comics character, Vixen follows the story of Mari McCabe, orphaned at a young age, as she tries to find meaning in her life. Mari finds meaning through an inherited mystical Tantu Totem that allows her to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. As part of the “Arrowverse,” Mari’s life continually crosses paths with Green Arrow, the Flash, Black Canary, Atom, and many others as she learns to use and control her powers in her quest to stop threats like those that claimed her family.

Total Episodes: 12

Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017-Present)

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray is an American animated web series developed by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.

Total Episodes: 12


In-Production

Untitled Batwoman Show

  • Scheduled for 2019
  • By The CW
  • In script-development

A Guide to: The Comic Counterparts of the MCU

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There are two types of comics on this list:

  • Comics that the movie counterpart are loosely based on. (Coded in Blue)
  • Comics based on the movie, typically coming after, or tying directly into the MCU verse not the current comic series. (Coded in Red)

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Phase One

Iron Man

  • Iron Man is based on the overall comic character, drawing inspiration from Iron Man #200, which introduces Iron Monger. Also inspired in part by Tales of Suspense #39. These are very loose inspirations.

The Incredible Hulk

  • The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)

Iron Man 2

  • The villain of Iron Man 2 comes from a mix of inspiration from Tales of Suspense #46 and #97, other parts such as Rhodey and War Machine are drawn from Iron Man #120, #281, #284, and the Armor Wars Arc. Armor Wars can be found as a trade paperback, as is Demon in a Bottle which also inspired elements of this movie.
  • Iron Man 2: Public Identity (2010)
  • Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010)

Thor

  • Thor #159,344-349 and  Journey Into Mystery #84,101-104,112,118 inspired, along with other issues of these series that influenced the film.

Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
  • Captain America: First Vengeance (2011)

Marvel’s The Avengers

  • The Avengers #1 (September, 1963)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week (2012)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers: Black Widow Strikes (2012)

 

Phase Two

Iron Man 3

  • Based on the Extremis arc from 2005-2006, Iron Man #1-6, also including elements from Iron Man #11, and Dark Avengers #1.
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Prelude (2013)

Thor: The Dark World

  • The Unworthy Thor by Aaron and Coipel inspires the darker tone I feel, this one was harder to find verified inspiration.
  • Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World Prelude (2013)

Captain America: The Winter Solider

  • A major influence in The Winter Soldier was conspiracy fiction from the 1970s such as Three Days of the Condor, with the script also drawing from the Winter Soldier story arc written by Ed Brubaker.
  • Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (January 1969)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic – Dangerous Prey (2014)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2014)

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • A 10 issue miniseries “Age of Ultron” (abbreviated AU) is a 2013 comic book fictional crossover storyline.
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Scepter’d Isle (2015)

Ant-Man

  • Scott’s introduction in the comics: As Scott Lang: The Avengers #181 (March 1979)
    As Ant-Man: Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979)
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude (2015)
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man – Scott Lang: Small Time (2015)

Phase Three

Captain America: Civil War

  • Based on “Civil War” is a 2006–07 Marvel Comics crossover storyline consisting of a seven-issue limited series of the same name.
  • Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Prelude Infinite Comic (2016)

Doctor Strange

  • Introduced in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange Prelude (2016)
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange Prelude Infinite Comic – The Zealot (2016)

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

  • Ego the Living Planet was initially introduced in The Mighty Thor #132 (September 1966).

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thor: Ragnarok

Black Panther

  • T’Challa’s introduction to the comics: Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966)
  • Marvel’s Black Panther Prelude (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War

  • The Infinity War limited comic series, 1991 “Infinity Gauntlet” crossover, and The Infinity Crusade in 1993.
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018)

Ant-Man and The Wasp

  • Hope’s introduction in the comics: A-Next #7 (April 1999)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Marvel Comics Omnibus –

Prelude’s and MCU inspired Bind-Up

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A Recommended Reading List

Interesting Origins

More Iron Man Info

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(10 Of) My Favorite Comic Writers/Creators

1 – Stan Lee

Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922) is an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

  • In collaboration with several artists, including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and, with the addition of co-writer Larry Lieber, the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man and Thor.
  • In addition, he challenged the comics industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.
  • Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Just Imagine Stan Lee creating:
    • Batman (with Joe Kubert) (2001)
    • Robin (with John Byrne) (2001)
    • Secret Files and Origins (2002)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #1–100, 105–110, 116–118, 200, Annual #1–5, 18 (1962–84); (backup stories): #634–645 (2010–11)
  • Avengers #1–35 (1963–66)
  • Captain America #100–141 (1968–71) (continues from Tales of Suspense #99)
  • Journey into Mystery (Thor) plotter #83–96 (1962–63), writer #97–125, Annual #1 (1963–66) (continues to Thor #126)
  • Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1–28, Annual #1 (1963–66)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10 (1990)
  • The X-Men #1–19 (1963–66)

2 – Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg; August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor, widely regarded as one of the medium’s major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators.

  • In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics.
  • During the 1940s, Kirby, regularly teamed with Simon, creating numerous characters for that company and for National Comics Publications, later to become DC Comics.
  • In the 1960s, Kirby and writer-editor Stan Lee co-created many of the company’s major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.
  • The Lee–Kirby titles garnered high sales and critical acclaim, but in 1970, feeling he had been treated unfairly, largely in the realm of authorship credit and creators’ rights, Kirby left the company for rival DC.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Avengers #1–8 (1963–65)
  • Black Panther #1–12 (1977–78)
  • Captain America #100–109, 112 (1968–69); #193–214, Annual #3–4 (1976–77)
  • Journey into Mystery #51–52, 54–82 (1959–62); (Thor): #83–89, 93, 97–125, Annual #1 (1962–66)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey #1–10 (1976–77)
  • X-Men #1–11 (1963–65)

3 – Steve Ditko

Stephen J. Ditko (November 2, 1927 – June 29, 2018) was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.

Ditko studied under Batman artist Jerry Robinson at the Cartoonist and Illustrators School in New York City. He began his professional career in 1953, working in the studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, beginning as an inker and coming under the influence of artist Mort Meskin.

In 1966, after being the exclusive artist on The Amazing Spider-Man and the “Doctor Strange” feature in Strange Tales, Ditko left Marvel for reasons he never specified.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Journey into Mystery #33, 38, 50–96 (1956–63)
  • The Incredible Hulk #2 (inking Jack Kirby), #6 (1962–63)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #1–38, Annual #1–2 (1963–66)
  • The Avengers Annual #13, 15 (1984–86)
  • Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2 #8 (debut Squirrel Girl) (1992)
  • World’s Finest Comics #249–255 (script and art, Creeper series) (1978–79)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2 #267, 268, 272, 274, 276, 281 (1980–81)

4 – Peter David

Peter Allen David (born September 23, 1956) often abbreviated PAD, is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on AquamanYoung JusticeSupergirlFallen AngelSpider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5Young JusticeBen 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon’s Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy.

David often jokingly describes his occupation as “Writer of Stuff”, and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • The Incredible Hulk, Del Rey, 2008.
  • Spider-Man, Del Rey, 2002.
  • Spider-Man 2, Del Rey, 2004.
  • Spider-Man 3, Del Rey, 2007.
  • Iron Man, Del Rey, 2008.
  • DC vs. Marvel Comics (with Ron Marz, Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini), DC Comics, 1996.
  • Captain Marvel Vol. 4 #1–35, 0 (1999-2002)
  • Captain Marvel Vol. 5 #1–25 (2002-2004)
  • “One Fateful Knight” in the anthology Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, Big Finish Productions, 2008.
  • Future Imperfect (with George Pérez), Marvel Comics, 1994. Collects Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1–2 (1992).
  • Ghost of the Past (with Dale Keown), Marvel Comics, 1997. Collects Incredible Hulk #397–400 (1992).
  • Tempest Fugit (with Lee Weeks), Marvel Comics, 2005. Collects Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #77–82 (2005).
  • Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1–2 (1992)
  • Incredible Hulk: The End #1 (2002)
  • Future Imperfect: Warzones! #1-5 (2015)
  • Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #103, 105-110, 112-113, 115-119, 121-123, 128-129
    • Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #5–6
  • Spider-Man 2099 #1–44 (1993–1996)
    • Spider-Man 2099 Annual #1
    • Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man #1
  • Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Clan #1
  • Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 2 #1–12 (2014–2015)
  • Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #1-25 (2015–2017)
  • Secret Wars 2099 #1-5 (2015)
  • Many Happy Returns (written with Ed Benes), DC Comics, 2003.
  • X-Factor #55, 70–89
    • X-Factor Annual #6–8
  • MadroX: Multiple Choice (with Pablo Raimondi), Marvel Comics, 2005.
  • All-New X-Factor #1–20 (2014–2015)
  • Young Justice #1–7, 9–21, 23–55, & 1,000,000 DC Comics, 1998–2003.
  • Young Justice: A League of Their Own (with Todd Nauck), DC Comics, 2000.
  • The Trial of James T. Kirk (Star Trek Comics Classics trade paperback, reprint of DC Comics issues, with James W. Fry and Gordon Purcell), Titan Books, 2006.
  • Worf’s First Adventure, Simon & Schuster, 1993.
  • Line of Fire, Simon & Schuster, 1993.
  • Starfleet Academy—Survival, Simon & Schuster, 1994.
  • House of Cards, Pocket Books, 1997.
  • Into the Void, Pocket Books, 1997.
  • The Two Front War, Pocket Books, 1997.
  • End Game, Pocket Books, 1997.
  • Martyr, Pocket Books, 1998.
  • Fire on High, Pocket Books, 1998.
  • Star Trek: New Frontier (collection), Pocket Books, 1998.
  • The Quiet Place, Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Dark Allies, Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Double Time (graphic novel), DC Comics, 2000.
  • Excalibur, Book 1: Requiem, Pocket Books, 2000.
  • Excalibur, Book 2: Renaissance, Pocket Books, 2000.
  • Excalibur, Book 3: Restoration, Pocket Books, 2001.
  • Being Human, Pocket Books, 2001.
  • Gods Above, Pocket Books, 2003.
  • Stone and Anvil, Pocket Books, 2004.
  • After the Fall, Pocket Books, 2004.
  • Missing in Action, Pocket Books, 2006.
  • Treason, Pocket Books, 2009.
  • Blind Man’s Bluff, Gallery Books, 2011.
  • The Returned: Part 1, Pocket Books, 2015.
  • The Returned: Part 2, Pocket Books, 2015.
  • The Returned: Part 3, Pocket Books, 2015.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty (co-author, autobiography of James Doohan), 1996.
  • They Keep Killing Glenn 2018

5 – Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966) is an American comic book writer and cartoonist. Brubaker’s first early comics work was primarily in the crime fiction genre with works such as LowlifeThe FallSandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives and Scene of the Crime. He later became known for writing superhero comics such as BatmanDaredevilCaptain AmericaCatwomanUncanny X-Men, and The Authority. He has won an Eisner Award on six separate occasions.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Batman: Gotham Knights
  • Batman: Gotham Noir
  • Batman: The Man Who Laughs
  • Captain America and Bucky #620–628
  • Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?
  • What If Aunt May Had Died Instead of Uncle Ben? #1
  • Winter Solider

6 – Frank Miller

Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American comic book writer, novelist, inker, screenwriter, film director, and producer best known for his comic book stories and graphic novels such as RoninDaredevil: Born AgainThe Dark Knight ReturnsSin City, and 300.

He created the comic book characters Elektra for Marvel Comics’ Daredevil series, and a female version of the Robin character, Carrie Kelley, for DC Comics.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Batman: Year One (hc, 144 pages, 2005,
  • Batman #404–407 (w, with David Mazzucchelli, 1987)
    • All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder #1–10 (w, with Jim Lee, 2005–2008)
      • Issues #1–9 collected as Volume 1 (hc, 240 pages, 2008, 1; tpb, 2009)
  • Superman and Batman: World’s Funnest: “Last Imp Standing!” (a, with Evan Dorkin, among other artists, one-shot, 2000)
  • The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man (hc, 208 pages, 2002)
    • The Spectacular Spider-Man #27–28 (a, with Bill Mantlo, 1979)
    • The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14–15 (a, with Dennis O’Neil, 1980–1981)
    • Marvel Team-Up
  • Daredevil:
    • Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus (hc, 840 pages, 2007
    • Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1–5 (w, with John Romita Jr., 1993)
  • What If? #34: “What If Daredevil Were Deaf Instead of Blind?” (w/a, 1982)

7 – Neil Gaiman

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born Neil Richard Gaiman, 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels StardustAmerican GodsCoraline, and The Graveyard Book

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (hc, 128 pages, 2009
    • Secret Origins:
  • The Sandman:
    • Death: The High Cost of Living #1–3 (with Chris Bachalo, 1993)
    • The Sandman: Overture (with J. H. Williams III, #1-6, 2013-2015) collected as The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition (hc, 224 pages, 2015
  • The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch: A Romance (with Dave McKean, graphic novel, hc, 96 pages, 1994

8 – Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and artist. 

  • With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000.
  • He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel “event” storylines “Secret War” (2004–2005), “House of M” (2005), “Secret Invasion” (2008), “Siege” (2010) and “Age of Ultron” (2013).

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • “The Murdock Papers” (with Alex Maleev, in #76–81, 2005–2006)
  • What If… Karen Page Had Lived? (with Michael Lark, one-shot, 2005) collected in What If… Why Not? (tpb, 152 pages, 2005,
    • The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones (tpb, 176 pages, 2004,
    • What If… Why Not? (tpb, 152 pages, 2005 includes:
      • What If… Jessica Jones Had Joined the Avengers? (with Michael Gaydos, one-shot, 2005)
  • Secret War (5-issue limited series, with Gabriele Dell’Otto, February 2004 – October 2005, collected in Secret War, hc, 256 pages, 2006; tpb, 2009
  • House of M (8-issue limited series, with Olivier Coipel, June–October 2005, collected in House of M, tpb, 224 pages, 2006, hc, 312 pages, 2008
  • Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (with Mark Bagley, one-shot, 2006) collected in Stan Lee Meets… (hc, 240 pages, 2007
  • Secret Invasion (8-issue limited series with Leinil Francis Yu, April–November 2008, collected in Secret Invasion, tpb, 248 pages, 2009
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #0–1, #8, #11 (with Jason Aaron, Frank Cho, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Coipel, March–September 2012, collected in Avengers vs. X-Men, hc, 568 pges, 2012,
  • AVX: VS #6, “Verbal Abuse” (with Jim Mahfood, October 2012, collected in Avengers vs. X-Men: VS, tpb, 160 pages, 2013,
  • Age of Ultron (10-issue limited series, with Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco, March–June 2013, collected in Age of Ultron, tpb, 288 pages, 2014
      • Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey, #11–13 (hc, 144 pages, 2014,
    • Invincible Iron Man vol. 2 #1–14 (with David Marquez and Mike Deodato Jr., October 2015 – October 2016)
      • Volume 1: Reboot, #1–5 (hc, 136 pages, 2016
      • Volume 2: The War Machines, #6–11 (hc, 136 pages, 2016,
      • Volume 3: Civil War, #12–14 (hc, 136 pages, 2017
  • Civil War II #0–8 (with Olivier Coipel and David Marquez, May 2016 – December 2016)
  • Batman Chronicles #21: “Citizen Wayne” (with Michael Gaydos, 2000) collected in Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Volume 2 (tpb, 208 pages, 2007

9 – Brian K. Vaughan

Brian Keller Vaughan (born July 17, 1976) is an American comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last ManEx MachinaRunawaysPride of BaghdadSaga, and, most recently, Paper Girls.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Runaways:
      • “Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way”
      • “What if the Runaways became the Young Avengers”
    • Runaways Omnibus (with Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa, Mike Norton, and Skottie Young, hc, 1072 pages, 2018,
  • Batman: False Faces (hc, 160 pages, 2008, tpb, 2009
  • The Titans #14: “Chain of Command” (with Devin Grayson and Cully Hamner, 2000)
  • Young Justice (with Scott Kolins):
    • Sins of Youth (tpb, 320 pages, 2000
      • “Coming of Age” (in Sins of Youth: Wonder Girls, one-shot, 2000)
    • “Other Interests” (in #22, 2000)
  • The DC Universe (TPB, 248 pages, 2018
    • The Titans #14: “Chain of Command” (with Devin Grayson and Cully Hamner, 2000)
    • Sins of Youth: Wonder Girls, one-shot, 2000)
    • Young Justice #22 “Other Interests”

10 – Alan Moore

Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including WatchmenV for VendettaThe Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell.

  • Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been widely recognized by his peers and by critics. 
  • He worked on major characters such as Batman (Batman: The Killing Joke) and Superman (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?), substantially developed the character Swamp Thing, and penned original titles such as Watchmen.

My Favorite/Notable Comics:

  • Superman Annual #11: “For the Man Who Has Everything” (with Dave Gibbons, 1985
  • Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?:
    • In 2009, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? was reprinted in a Deluxe Edition HC, which also contains “For the Man Who Has Everything” and “The Jungle Line”.
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (with Brian Bolland, one-shot, 1988)
  • Watchmen #1–12 (with Dave Gibbons, 1986–1987) collected as tpb, 334 pages, 1987,; hc, 464 pages, 2005
  • V for Vendetta #1–10 (with David Lloyd, 1988–1989) collected as tpb, 288 pages, 1995; hc, 396 pages, 2009

A Guide to: DC Live-Action TV Shows

Recent/Current Shows:

Gotham (2014-Present)

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Jim Gordon is a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Jim hopes to return the city to the glamorous, purer version he remembers as a child. He and his partner, legendary Detective Harvey Bullock, must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system, even as they tackle a high-profile case, the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. Gordon becomes a friend to their young orphan, Bruce.

Total Episodes: 88

This is a lot of fun as a concept and in practice. A great show, and I love tiny Bruce Wayne.

Black Lighting (2018-Present)

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CW and Greg Berlanti expand the footprint of their DC Comics universe with this exploration of the intersection between family life and being a superhero. As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he’d left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn’t always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer — a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost — gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.

Total Episodes: 13

This show, as a CW show, gets mistaken for an Arrowverse show, but it isn’t according to any official information.

It is a great show though.

Krypton (2018-Present)

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Years before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, fights to redeem his family’s honor after the House of El is ostracized and shamed over Seg’s grandfather’s false claims of a world-killer coming to Krypton. When an attack on the government is attempted, Seg seizes an opportunity to advance himself and his family by allying with those who sentenced his grandfather to execution and destroyed his family’s name but when evidence that his grandfather’s claims were true is discovered, Seg must work within the system that discarded the House of El in order to protect their future legacy.

Total Episodes: 10

Powerless (2017)

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Emily Locke lands her dream job as director of research and development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to superheroes, super villains and everyday citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant super fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas about how to make life safer for the populace, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it is up to her to lead the team toward its full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.

Total Episodes: 12


DC Imprints:

IZombie (2015-Present)

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When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanor, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner’s office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.

Total Episodes: 58

Lucifer (2016-Present)

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Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.

Total Episodes: 57


Upcoming Shows:

Titans 2018 Series order DC Universe
Doom Patrol 2019
Swamp Thing
Stargirl
Pennyworth Epix
Watchmen TBA Pilot order HBO

Older Shows:

Aired Seasons Network Notes Ref
Adventures of Superman 1952–1958 6 seasons Syndication 104 episodes
Batman 1966–1968 3 seasons ABC 120 episodes
Shazam! 1974–1976 CBS 28 episodes
The Secrets of Isis 1975–1976 2 seasons CBS 22 episodes;
Wonder Woman 1975–1979 ABC (season 1)
CBS (season 2–3)
3 seasons 60 total episodes
Superboy 1988–1992 4 seasons Syndication 100 episodes
Swamp Thing: The Series 1990–1993 3 seasons USA Network 72 episodes
The Flash 1990–1991 1 season CBS 22 episodes
Human Target 1992 ABC 7 episodes
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–1997 4 seasons 87 episodes
Smallville 2001–2011 10 seasons The WB (seasons 1–5)
The CW (seasons 6–10)
218 episodes
Birds of Prey 2002–2003 1 season The WB 13 episodes
Human Target 2010–2011 2 seasons Fox and CTV 25 episodes

Blogger Recognition Award #4

I was tagged by Andrea’s Nirvana. Thank you so much!


 Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award #2

The Blogger Recognition Award #3

I’ve done this three times already, so in the interest of your time and mine, I am condensing all my previous iterations here.


How my blog (originally) started:

V 1 –

Its really not that exciting of a story.  Last year over christmas break I was bored, and my cousin had a blog that she never used and I guessed I wanted to prove I could be better at it then she was or something like that, I don’t really remember. So, I started a book blog. I also started a youtube channel but my computer is so old that Imovie doesn’t work so that was put on hold. I’m getting a new computer this summer so, maybe I’ll start that up again.

 V 2 –

My blog started because I wanted to one up my cousin.

You see, my aunt does PR and encouraged my cousin to start a blog since she gets dragged to a lot of events my aunt organizes/attends.

So, I had to start a blog too.

I choose to start a book blog because I love reading, but not many of my friends read the same books, at the same speed, that I did, so I couldn’t really talk to anyone but my best friend (who reads SO SLOWLY…Sorry LOVE YOU ANA BUT ITS TRUE). So, book blog it was.

And since I liked it, I just kept doing it. Even when my cousin lost interest. I enjoyed it, and I continued, even if it took a couple mo the for me to get in the swing of things (re: a year) and I still fall off the face of the Earth every once in a while.

 V 3 –

Back in 2015, my younger cousin started a blog, at her mom’s insistence (my aunt does PR). Being two years apart, me and my cousin are competitive like sisters – so of course, I started one.

I blogged for maybe a month, before she got bored of it, as did I.

Flash foreword to the end of 2016, I decide I want to blog again. So I did. And i’ve been going strong(-ish) ever since!


Advice:

  1. Have fun. Do this for yourself not anyone else. Write what you want not what you think others want. If it isn’t fun, there is no point in doing it. And don’t stress if it isn’t perfect, this isn’t school.
  2. Make friends. Interact with people. Number one way to get followers and comment? Comment and follow other blogs. So what you like and dislike about other people’s blogs, and work to make yours better. You can’t have a good blog without reading good blogs. Be part of the community don’t just shout into the void.
  3. Make friends. Make connections. Talk to people. Comment, respond, like. You can’t blog in a vacuum. And its more fun with friends. If your worried about bothering someone, or that someone has too many followers to talk to you, DON’T BE. We all blog to talk to people about books, so talk. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation.
  4. If you say you’re going to do something: Do it.

    Review the books you say you’ll review. Post what and when you say you will.

    It doesn’t matter if you out once a day or once a month, but stay true to your word.

    Readers don’t want to stick around for a liar or a flake.

    (This is something I need to follow as well, I’m terrible at consistency, but at least I own up to that.)

  5. Just do it. Waiting until “you’re good enough” or until everything is perfect just means you’re never going to start. Start your blog, learn as you go, talk to people. Eventually, you learn, you get better, your blog grows and changing with you, but that can’t happen if you never start.
  6. Talk to people. Comment on discussions. Tag people in tags and posts. Talk a conversation on twitter. I promise, 99.9% of the time, people are amazingly nice and will love to talk and make new friends. Ask for help. Request books. Nothing ever happens when your too scared to try. If you want to be a part of the community, be a part. Simple as that.

I’m not going to nominate people because this is my fourth time doing this.