Category Archives: Marvel/DC

Friendly Neighborhood Squirrel Girl

Squirrels were awesome. They were smart, fast, super strong, and had “mad leapin’ skillz.” They had great eyesight and hearing, they could live in any environment hot or cold, and they exhibited rare altruistic camaraderie. Some of them, like Rocket … Continue reading

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Gotham: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Gotham (the TV series) is a prequel to Detective Comics #27. It chronicles the teenage years of Bruce Wayne after his parents are killed and before he puts on the batsuit. Gotham: Dawn of Darkness (the novel) is a prequel … Continue reading

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Batgirl at Super Hero High: A Conversation with Lisa Yee

As a gnarled man-thing, we’re not exactly the prime target audience for DC’s Super Hero Girls prose imprint. But that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying Lisa Yee’s adorkable novels featuring teenage versions of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. In our … Continue reading

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Smarter Than Your Average Bat

Throughout Lisa Yee’s latest Super Hero High novel, Barbara Gordon was slowly accumulating all of her iconic bat accoutrements. She had her grappling hook, her batarang, her bat bola, her spring-coiled bat boots, and her batcycle. Naturally, she kept all … Continue reading

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Sif Dragonslayer

There’s a dragon terrorizing a small fishing village near the Valhalla Mountains. Because Thor is abed with wounds suffered from a recent battle with Hrungnir and his army of trolls (for more details, see our review of Thor: Dueling With … Continue reading

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Weather Wizard, the Mist, Prism (aka Rainbow Raider), Peekaboo, and Pied Piper were doing their best to split Central City wide open like an overripe piece of fruit. On their own they couldn’t slow down the Flash. But together, the … Continue reading

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Curse of the Black Widow

Here in Margaret Stohl’s terrific second Black Widow novel, our favorite red-haired superspy was still suffering from a lingering existential crisis. Was the Black Widow a person? Was she a brand? Was she a secret weapon? The last hope of … Continue reading

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