In the spirit of bringing people up rather than down, since the world could do with a whole lot less of that, here’s some things that I’m in love with right now.
Wonder Woman — This is the female-led/directed superhero movie I’ve been waiting for since ever. I was incredibly disappointed when Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman script fell off the radar, but now I’m glad that Patty Jenkins was given a shot. Wonder Woman is badass, and the plot is engaging, smart, and funny. It’s one of the best superhero movies ever made in my opinion. My all-time favorite being The Dark Knight/the first Avengers movie, for whatever my opinion is worth to you.
The Wednesday Club — On Geek and Sundry’s Twitch every Wednesday at noon till two, where Taliesin Jaffe, Amy Dallen, and Matt Key talk about all things Comic Books. They’re attempting to make a show for those who’ve never picked up a comic book before to be able to dive into them easily. I can’t attest to how well they’re doing on that front, but they’ve reignited my love for comics all over again.
Which brings me to: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl — How does one beat ultimate villains like Thanos, Galactus, and Doom without punching them out of this century? Be awesome. Be nutty. Be Squirrel Girl. She has powers of squirrel and girl. And you should just go read about her.
Mockingbird a comic written by a person who shares my name, so she has to be awesome. Chelsea Cain’s comic is nominated for an Eisner Award and it’s simply wonderful. Mockingbird, aka Bobbi Morse (featured on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) is attempting to solve a puzzle box to find out why missions have been going wrong and how that might be connected to S.H.I.E.L.D.S. medical and recovery network. There’s lots of fantastic cameos and the humor is on-point. Plus, Bobbi’s shirt on the cover of her last issue makes a lot of people lose their shit, so there’s that.
Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan, which is soon going to be a tv show and you should totally go read about the teens with supervillain parents who runaway so they don’t become just like them.
Saga, also by Brian K. Vaughan (a sort of romeo and juliet tale about two species in a planetary war, only the couple doesn’t kill each other off, instead they have a baby and go into hiding to protect their family. There’s lots of death, love, adventure, lying cats, and people with tv’s on their heads.).
Marvel Unlimted/Comixology Unlimited for if you’re interested in reading comics without emptying your wallet for all the wonderful things. And if DC ever gets an unlimited, maybe I’ll be able to recommend more of their comics here as well.