How Hawkeye #13 Helped Me Deal with Death

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Hawkeye #13 made me cry. It’s not because I was emotionally attached to Grills. Although, I was fond of him and it was sad that he died. But as some of you may know, my uncle passed away last year. I’ve blogged about him a few times. We were close and he was the biggest influence in my life when it came to comics and geek culture. He took me to my first comic con when I was little. And he’s been even more top of mind because New York Comic Con was this past weekend and we would go together.

hawkeye013_2On Wednesday I headed over to Forbidden Planet to pick up my comics after work. I hadn’t been there in two weeks so I had quite a few to catch up on. I knew I wouldn’t get to them all that day, but Hawkeye was one of the top titles on my list that I had to read that night. If you’re a fan of Hawkeye, you know the series went on a little break, so I was super excited to get back into the world of Clint Barton and his crew.

Once I started reading I knew I was in for an emotionally heavy issue. But I had no idea how much it would end up affecting me. I was in Clint’s head. I felt what he felt. Which then in turn, brought up my own personal feelings. I saw myself in Clint. It was a comic about me.

After my uncle passed, I’ve been more sensitive to death, even fictional death, because I now have a point of reference. It’s easy to kill off characters in comics, but it’s not easy to make the reader connect to that loss.

If someone wanted to know why I love comics so much, Hawkeye #13 is why.

NYCC 2012: Batman- Death Comes to Gotham Panel

Hell hath no fury like the Joker scorned.

This is a combination of the the Batman: Death Comes to Gotham panel and a bit of the DC New 52 panel, focusing on Batman the highly anticipated Joker story arc that affects all the Bat-family.

Scott Snyder gave the New York Comic Con audience a peak inside the twisted mind of the Joker and a glimpse into this dark arc. In short, Joker is the jester and Batman is the king. The Joker went away for a year and he’s upset with Batman because he thinks he has been weakened by his new Bat-family (Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, etc.) They have made him lazy and fat and he’s back in Gotham to make things right again.

The Joker serves Batman to make him stronger. In order to make Batman stronger, he plans to kick his ass, turn his world upside down and kill his family… but it’s all out of love. Joker believes Batman will be a better king if he survives what’s coming his way.

The point of a jester is to bring the worst news to the king and make him laugh about it. It just so happens that the Joker is not only the bearer of bad news, but also the reason for it. The villains serve Batman, not his Bat-family. The Joker wants to show Batman that the villains are the ones that truly love him. To prove this to Batman, Joker plans to kill his family.

The Joker attacks members of the Bat-family by targeting their greatest weaknesses. He’s been watching them all and he knows what they are most afraid of. He’s going to take their deepest fears and make them very real for everyone. Each attack is personalized. Despite the connected arc, each book in the Bat-family stands on its own. Both Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo warned the audience that this storyline isn’t for the faint of heart, and if you’ve read Batman issue 13, you’re already well aware of that.

Panelists: Scott Snyder (Batman), Grant Morrison (Batman, Incorporated), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Mike Marts (Batman Group Editor), Gregg Hurwitz (Batman: The Dark Knight), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Marcus To (Batwing), Peter Tomasi (Batman & Robin), James Tynion IV (Talon) & more

Ran into Scott Snyder on the floor. A genuinely nice guy!

Scott Snyder signing comics in artist alley

Tattoo Tuesday- Green Lantern

Despite your (I assume) ill feelings about the Green Lantern movie, I hope you can still enjoy this permanent body art dedicated to the Green Lantern. At least these Green Lantern tattoos won’t take your money and make you sit in a theater for 114 minutes forcing you to watch an ironically unimaginative movie with CGI overload that takes itself too seriously. (By the way I haven’t seen the movie, I’m just guessing that’s how it was based on the trailers and my twitter timeline.)

I include all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at].com.

“start to a large super hero leg piece done on comic book artist russ jackson based offa alex ross art”
Tattoo by Cecil Porter in Murrieta, CA [Source: Death to False Tattoos and Cecil Porter’s Deviant Art] Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- Gorgeous Wonder Woman


I want to take this Wonder Woman rendition on a date, she’s hot! Keron Grant from Jamaica created this beautiful Wonder Woman. Check out his deviantART and website and check out more gorgeous renditions of super heroes, video game characters and much more! 

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Release Your Inner Glamazon- M·A·C Wonder Woman Collection


A few months ago I blogged that M·A·C Cosmetics was releasing a Wonder Woman collection and the details have finally been released! This DC Comic heroine’s makeup collection will be available in the U.S. and Canada on February 10th and the rest of the world in March. Previous M·A·C collections include Hello Kitty, Barbie, Disney Villains and more. Although I don’t need anymore makeup it is absolutely necessary to have this in my life! Plus my rocker name on Guitar Hero and Rock Band is “Glamazon” so it’s only right.

My favorite product names include “Army of Amazons” mascara, “Obey Me” nail polish, and “Lady Justice” and “Diana Undercover” eye shadow, “Athena’s Kiss” lipglass and “Mighty Aphrodite” blush.

Check out prices and product listening here at Style it On (prices range from $14- $49.50)

“Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam! (via Temptalia)”



[via Some Girl from CanadaTemptalia and Style it On]


Tattoo Tuesday- Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

This weeks Tattoo Tuesday features Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic book series.  I found some beautiful tattoos of Dream, The Endless, other characters, quotes and symbols.  I’m currently reading the Sandman series now and think it is pure genius.  It also feeds the ravenous fascination I have about dreams, my obsession with literature and my growing comic book fangirlness all at the same time.  Although I’m not done with the series yet, I could seriously see myself getting a tattoo of a Sandman/Gaiman quote in the future.

Check out previous Tattoo Tuesday’s here.

UPDATE: After @neilhimself RT’ed this post (yes, I fainted!) I got an enormous amount of views which just sent me over the moon!  A lot of you wonderful Sandman fans included links in the comments section below of their own Sandman tattoos which I loved to see.  So I wanted to make sure everyone else looked in the comments section and checked those out as well. There’s some really good ones! I really appreciate everyone adding their tattoo in the comments! Everyone else feel free to share your Sandman ink below! 

I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.

William submitted his Morpheus back tattoo to Geeky Tattoos. Tattoo was done by Tony at Dragon’s Den in Augusta, GA.

(Source: Geeky Tattoos)

Yavannna‘s Sandman Tat from Studio Bee-Shop done by David Arias.

(Source: Flickr)

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Tattoo Tuesday- Watchmen

The time has come, the Watchmen said, to talk of many things… wait that’s not how it goes.  Well it is about that time to have one of the best graphic novels, Watchmen, featured on Tattoo Tuesday.  My favorites are Siobhan’s nuke kiss tattoo above from and the Nostalgia perfume bottle, the color is beautiful and it’s girly and geeky at the same time (like me!).  Enjoy fanboys and fangirls! 

If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.

 

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