(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
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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.

Awesome Author Essays (Mostly Neil Gaiman)

“Once More to the Lake” – E.B. White

“Here Is a Lesson in Creative Writing” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Notes of a Native Son” – James Baldwin

 “The Invisible Made Visible” – David Rakoff

“The Death of a Moth” – Virginia Woolf

“Shooting an Elephant” — George Orwell

“The Braindead Megaphone” – George Saunders


Gaiman Essays:

The Bride of Frankenstein 

Terry Pratchett: An Appreciation

Neil Gaiman on Dave McKean by Neil Gaiman

All Books Have Genders by Neil Gaiman (February, 2001)

How Dare You by Neil Gaiman (March, 2001)

SIMCITY by Neil Gaiman

Where do you get your ideas? by Neil Gaiman (1997)

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett at EosCon IV, 2001

“Some Strangeness in the Proportion: The Exquisite Beauties of Edgar Allan Poe.”

 

Terry Pratchett: An Appreciation

Available at Gaiman’s site
Posted May 2004

An Introduction to Jonathan Carroll

Available at Carroll’s site 

The Myth of Superman

Available at Wired Magazine
Published June 2006 (with Adam Rogers)

Happily Ever After

Available at The Guardian
Published November 2007

Julius Schwartz Lecture at MIT

Available at Open Transcripts
Lecture given in May 2008; watch the video here.

A Nobody’s Guide to the Oscars

Available at The Guardian
Published March 2010

A Man Who Won’t Forget Ray Bradbury

Available at The Guardian
Published June 2012

Make Good Art

Available at The University of the Arts
Keynote address given to The University of the Arts Class of 2012

On Lou Reed

Available at The Guardian
Published October 2013

The Reading Agency Lecture 2013

Available at The Reading Agency
Lecture given October 2013

Let’s Talk About Genre: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in Conversation

Available at The New Statesman
Published May 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

Available at The New York Times
Published March 2015

Why I Love Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Available at The Guardian
Published May 2015

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – Animated Shows

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – MCU-Verse


First: My Favorites

X-Men: Evolution (2000-2003)

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A group of people discover that they have extraordinary powers and must decide whether to use them for good or for evil. The ranks of both the good and bad forces swell as more people discover their super powers, and the battle between good and evil rages.

Total Episodes: 52

Wolverine and the X-men (2009)

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Wolverine reunites the X-Men to battle against the injustices of the Mutant Response Division (MRD).

Total Episodes: 26

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2008-2012)

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After almost losing his life in a plane crash that killed his father, teenage prodigy Tony Stark, heir to the billion-dollar corporation Stark International, honors his dad’s memory as the superhero Iron Man, his alter ego charged with protecting those who are less fortunate than him. With the help of his friends Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Stark uses his suit of invincible armor and his technological inventions to take on such enemies of world peace as Mandarin, Iron Monger, Crimson Dynamo, Whiplash, Mr. Fix and Count Nefaria.

Total Episodes: 52

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2013)

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Comic-book superheroes — including Hulk, Iron Man and Thor — join forces to become the Avengers as they fight villains who have escaped from the Vault, the Cube, the Big House and the Raft. Among the villains the Avengers battle are Red Skull, Grim Reaper, Wonder Man and Cobra.

Total Episodes: 52

Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009)

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Teenager Peter Parker tries to juggle his two new worlds — he must learn how to use his new powers and responsibilities as Spider-Man while keeping it a secret from his high school friends and teachers. As important as school is to Peter, Spider-Man is expected to be a super hero and protect citizens from mutant lizards, an evil vulture and a cast of other villains.

Total Episodes: 26

Every Animated Marvel Show Ever:

Title Studio Original airing Network
The Marvel Super Heroes Grantray-Lawrence Animation / Marvel Comics Group 1966 Syndication
Fantastic Four Hanna-Barbera Productions / Marvel Comics Group 1967–1968 ABC
Spider-Man Grantray-Lawrence Animation (1967–1968) / Krantz Films (1968–1970) / Marvel Comics Group 1967–1970
The New Fantastic Four DePatie-Freleng Enterprises / Marvel Comics Animation 1978 NBC
Fred and Barney Meet The Thing Hanna-Barbera Productions / Marvel Comics Group 1979
Spider-Woman DePatie-Freleng Enterprises / Marvel Comics Animation 1979–1980 ABC
Spider-Man Marvel Productions 1981–1982 Syndication
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 1981–1983 NBC
The Incredible Hulk 1982–1983
X-Men Graz Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment Group / Saban Entertainment 1992–1997 Fox Kids
Fantastic Four Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films / Saban Entertainment / New World Entertainment 1994–1996 Syndication
Iron Man
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films (1994–1997) / Marvel Studios (1997–1998) / Saban Entertainment 1994–1998 Fox Kids
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films / Saban Entertainment / New World Entertainment 1996–1997 UPN Kids
Silver Surfer Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Studios / Saban Entertainment 1998 Fox Kids
Spider-Man Unlimited Marvel Studios / Saban Entertainment 1999–2001
The Avengers: United They Stand 1999–2000
X-Men: Evolution Film Roman / Marvel Studios 2000–2003 The WB
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Mainframe Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment / Adelaide Productions / Sony Pictures Television 2003 MTV
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Marvel Entertainment / Marvel Studios / MoonScoop Group / M6 / Cartoon Network Europe / Taffy Entertainment 2006–2007 Cartoon Network
The Spectacular Spider-Man Culver Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment / Adelaide Productions / Sony Pictures Television 2008–2009 The CW (season 1) / Disney XD(season 2)
Wolverine and the X-Men Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Toonz Entertainment / First Serve International / Liberation Entertainment / EVA Finance GmbH / Marvel Animation 2009 Nicktoons
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Marvel Animation / Marvel Entertainment / Method Animation / DQ Entertainment / France 2 (season 1) / Isle of Man Film (season 1) / Genius (season 1) / LuxAnimation (season 1) / Fabrique D’Images (season 2) / France Televisions (season 2) / Onyx Lux (season 2) 2009–2012
The Super Hero Squad Show Film Roman / Ingenious Media / Marvel Animation 2009–2011 Cartoon Network
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 2010–2013 Disney XD
Marvel Anime Madhouse / Marvel Entertainment 2010–2011 (Japan) / 2011–2012 (U.S.) G4
Ultimate Spider-Man Film Roman / Marvel Animation 2012–2017 Disney XD
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. 2013–2015
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Toei Animation / Marvel Entertainment 2014–2015 TX Network
Avengers Assemble Marvel Animation 2013–present Disney XD
Guardians of the Galaxy 2015–present
Marvel Future Avengers Madhouse / Marvel Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Japan 2017–present Dlife
Spider-Man Marvel Animation Disney XD
Big Hero 6: The Series Disney Television Animation Disney Channel

The Best Harry Potter Fan Films

Best Fan Films Part 1

Best Fan Films Part 2

Famous Fan Films


Dumbledore and Grindelwald: The Greater Good

 


Mischief Managed

 


Severus Snape and the Marauders 

 


Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

 


Lily Evans and the Eleventh Hour/Stroke of Midnight

My Favorite Author Blogs/Websites

Cassandra Clare

  • Awesome website – appearances updated, signed preorders, extras and deleted scenes etc.

Dahlia Adler

  • Awesome blog – great advice for writers, aspiring and published.

Neil Gaiman

  • Awesome blog and some great personal essays.

John Scalzi

  • Hilarious author blog.

Chuck Wendig

  • Another hilarious author blog.

Wil Wheaton

  • A super fun author blog.

Peter David

  • Great information on all his works.

 

Netgalley Review: The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions

The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions

A Flowchart Book

by Tess Koman

Ranking Eeveelutions


Favorite Pokemon Fan Theories

Best Pokemon Timeline Theories I’ve Seen


Official Definition:

  • An Eeveelution (Japanese: ブイズ Vuis) is a term used for the current group of eight Pokémon that evolve from Eevee.
  • It is a portmanteau of the words “Eevee” and “evolution“.
  • Its definition may be extended to include Eevee itself.
  • Eevee is the rival’s starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow as well as the starter Pokémon for both Michael in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and the Hero/Heroine in Pokémon Conquest.

Criteria:

  • Personal Preference (typing, the look, etc.)
  • Stats
  • Difficultly in evolution method

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Eevee
 Normal 
Run Away or
Adaptability
HiddenAnticipation
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
55 55 50 45 65 55

8 – Glaceon

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Glaceon
 Ice 
Snow Cloak
HiddenIce Body
Level up near an Ice Rock
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 60 110 130 95 65
  • Glaceon is an Ice-type evolution of Eevee.
  • Glaceon evolves from Eevee when it is leveled up near an ice-covered rock.
  • Decent stats, but pure ice type is not very good in battling, as it has a lot of weaknesses.
  • Hard to evolve, and the specific rock isn’t in every game since it was introduced.

 

7 – Leafeon

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Leafeon
 Grass 
Leaf Guard
HiddenChlorophyll
Level up near a Moss Rock
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 110 130 60 65 95
  • Leafeon is the Grass-type evolution of Eevee.
  • When an Eevee is leveled up near a large, mossy rock, it will evolve into this Pokémon.
  • Decent stats, but there are tons of better grass types.
  • Hard to evolve, and the specific rock isn’t in every game since it was introduced.
  • Evolution method is really the downfall for these two.

 

6 – Flareon

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Flareon
 Fire 
Flash Fire
HiddenGuts
Fire Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 130 60 95 110 65
  • A member of Generation I’s Eeveelution trio is Flareon, a Fire-type Pokémon, evolving from Eevee when it is exposed to a Fire Stone.
  • A fun, cute pokemon, but the stats just don’t mesh well with its move pool.

 

5 – Sylveon

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Sylveon
 Fairy 
Cute Charm
HiddenPixilate
Level up with 2 Affection hearts
and knowing a Fairy-type move
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
95 65 65 110 130 60
  • Sylveon is a Fairy-type evolution of Eevee. It evolves when leveled up with a Fairy-type move and at least two Affection hearts in Pokémon-Amie or Pokémon Refresh.
  • Fairy types are good in battle, but evolving this is kind of hard.
  • Affection vs. friendship confuses me.

 

4 – Vaporeon

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Vaporeon
 Water 
Water Absorb
HiddenHydration
Water Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
130 65 60 110 95 6
  • Vaporeon, the first of the Eeveelutions in National Pokédex order, is a Water-type Pokémon.
  • It evolves from an Eevee that is exposed to a Water Stone.
  • A good battling pokemon with good moves and stats. And i like water types.

 

3 – Jolteon

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Jolteon
 Electric 
Volt Absorb
HiddenQuick Feet
Thunder Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 65 60 110 95 130
  • Jolteon is the second of the Eeveelutions, evolving from exposure to a Thunder Stone, and is an Electric-type Pokémon.
  • Its cool looking and electric types are fun.
  • Great stats.

 

2 – Umbreon

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Umbreon
 Dark 
Synchronize
HiddenInner Focus
Level up with friendship at night
or level up with friendship and Moon Shard
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
95 65 110 60 130 65
  • Umbreon is the second of the two Generation II Eeveelutions, a Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Umbreon evolves from Eevee when it gains a level during the nighttime with 220 friendship.
  • It, alongside Espeon, is the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Colosseum.
  • Evolving with friendship is a pain but worth it.

 

1 – Espeon

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Espeon
 Psychic 
Synchronize
HiddenMagic Bounce
Level up with friendship in the day
or level up with friendship and Sun Shard
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 65 60 130 95 110
  • The Psychic-type Espeon evolves from Eevee when it is raised to 220 friendship and gains a level during the daytime.
  • It, alongside Umbreon, is the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Colosseum.
  • I credit Pokemon Colosseum for my preference of Umbreon and Espeon.
  • Evolving with friendship is a pain but worth it.
  • Edges past Umbreon because it has better stats and moves.