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Comic Review: The Beauty, Vol. 1

[Hannah Myers | Contributing Writer] Within these pages, The Beauty writers Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley and John Rauch have successfully created one of the best comics I have ever read (and nothing drags me away from DC’s Bombshells, Image’s Saga or IDW’s Jem.) The premise of The Beauty – what happens when a sexually transmitted disease becomes desirable? Well, attainable beauty is one sexual encounter away. We meet Detective Vaughn and Detective Forster, heads of ‘The Beaut

Comic Review: Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol. 1

[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] Earth One is a new Wonder Woman origins story written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Yanick Paquette. I will admit that I haven’t ever read any Wonder Woman comics. Earth One was my first foray into the world of Diana and her Amazonian sisters. However, I am aware of what Wonder Woman stands for; she’s an image of female power in the significantly patriarchal world of superheroes. Unfortunately, you could totally miss this when readi

London Film and Comic Con Spring 2016

[Danielle Smith | Contributing Writer] London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) took over the whole of Olympia in London on February 27th, 2016. It provided on-goers their favourite television stars such as Nick Frost (known for acting roles in the films Shaun of the Dead and Paul), Shane Rimmer (known as Scott Tracey from the 1970’s hit TV series Thunderbirds), and Danny John-Jules (known for acting roles in Red Dwarf and Blade II). Aside from the celebrities present, there were als

Queer love stories

Image: chrisjtse, Flickr, CC BY 4.0 [April Wilson | TV Director] While love is very much the focus of modern day media, there is undoubtedly less representation for queer characters; whether that be on TV, in films or comics. This list (by no means exhaustive) covers a range of platforms. Also, some of the couples on this list were instrumental in opening up their platform for the showing of queer characters in popular media. 1. Twist and Shout This is a fanfiction, but it’s

Comic books come to life with the popularity of new TV series

[Cristina Aroldi | Contributor] Have you ever been struck by lightning? Have you ever wanted to be arrested by a detective? Now you will desire it. New TV series based on comic books are getting a foothold these days. Heroes such as Batman or the Flash have become real. The American Bruno Heller’s TV series Gotham, derived from the Batman comics, was released less than a month ago but it has already broken the record with 8 million of registered spectators only for the pilot.