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faitherinhicks:

HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?

The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man! 

Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)

Happy Canada Day 2014!

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Comic Books - Thoughts on Daredevil issue 4. One Scene.

This one scene from Daredevil issue 4 (June. 2014) sums up EVERYTHING I love about comic books.

To explain it - Matt Murdock, his secret identity known to the world, left NY for San Francisco so he could continue practising law is working on a case with the Owl involved in a villainous scheme AND an unstable hero The Shroud.

Right in the middle of a scene that is furthering the story, BOOM, two young people approach Matt to get a picture with him. 

It might be to remind people that people know Matt is Daredevil. STIIL! It’s just an awesome scene. No reason for it, it happens, it breaths some character, I don’t know…it add to the book but really isn’t made a huge deal.

Yes the rest of the book is great, in fact this volume is just rolling on from the last one and it’s ALL great. I just had to get this little nugget of information out cause…comic books

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Game of Thrones season 4 episode 9

The Watchers on the Wall

SPOILERS

So instead of being spoiled - go watch the following movies. All directed by Neil Marshall, who directed episode 9. Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday…all awesome movies.

So on to the show, the battle at the Wall. A 100-something Nights Watch versus 100,000+ wildlings….attacking the Wall and the ‘behind-the-line’ forces (I’m guessing, 40ish)

See, the show has me at the point where anyone can die AND so no one is safe. Also, not only is Sam’s promise to not be dead AND the ‘this fortress has never fallen’ speech given by Alliser - I thought for sure this was a no win situation.

Sam did not die, which proves that Martin has a slightly tiny heart!  

Sam also stepped up and was totally awesome in this episode. 

The battle was pretty goddamn sweet. It’s the second big battle and I’m glad they are few and far between. They really stand out. We get some many big moments. I mean, the show is full of Oh Shit moments but these battle Oh Shit moments are so good since they don’t happen very often. 

Next week is the season finale. :O cannot wait

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virtualcara:

Hawkeye and Hawkeye, a commission for the recent ECCE convention. 
5x7 inches, brushpen & marker on cardstock. 

and proudly displayed with all my Hawkeye goodies!

virtualcara:

Hawkeye and Hawkeye, a commission for the recent ECCE convention. 

5x7 inches, brushpen & marker on cardstock. 

and proudly displayed with all my Hawkeye goodies!

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X-Men: Days of Future Past thoughts

There be spoilers!

First up…the back story. I got to see the movie May 25th, for free because I went on opening night Thursday - May 22nd….which didn’t work because the movie didn’t work - so we got a refund and a free ticket.

Exciting eh?

I liked the movie, I really did. I’d watch it again and that’s my big true test if a movie is enjoyable.

Now, the movie (again) focuses on Professor X and Magneto AND Wolverine. This time we get Beast and Mystique thrown into bigger roles.

This leads into my first odd nitpick-y thing where Prof. X and Mystique never interact in the original X movies BUT since time was changed, that’s fine. Considering how badly Xavier was handling it in the past I could see it explaining a disconnect. But, since she kind of redeemed herself, future movies could show a relationship that wasn’t there in the original movies.

Some (not so much) surprises that were cool - Cyclops showing up at the end, was nice to see but I seen it coming a mile away :)

Also, the Apocalypse stinger - that too I figured would make the most sense for a stinger but it was nice to see.

Ok back on track! What I liked - Quicksilver. I didn’t bitch about the outfit, the hair, etc when it was first shown. I have to put that out there. His scenes were pretty friggin cool. The speed scene was awesome to watch and reminded me of the sweet Nightcrawler scene from X2. 

The movie clips along nicely, and we get a good sequel to First Class - although they killed off a few characters that I liked ‘off panel’ as it were. Or, like Havoc, they showed up for a cameo and then were gone. 

We also get a good sequel to …um, X2. X-Men 3 is kind of skipped since we see Jean Grey & Cyclops at the end. This is fine, it wasn’t the worst movie ever, just wasn’t very re-watchable.

We have a huge cast but don’t get much time with the majority of the characters. I get it, it’s a movie with a short run time for the amount of characters you have but, like I said, this is Prof.X and Magneto’s show. 

The future characters had cool battle scenes - with Blink and company. I mention Blink cause her powers, scenes were very cool. It would be nice to see that crew fight in a fight (good English) that they could win. 

And speaking of the Sentinels…(although I wasn’t)

Oh another nitpick thing - which really didn’t bother me - if Mystique’s power/DNA was used to give future sentinels the ability to adapt to other mutant’s powers, those powers should have been for show since she doesn’t gain abilities as much as she gains the ability to change her appearance. They should have gone with Mimic…BUT I was fine with it. 

The Sentinels had moments but we never really got any good Sentinel battles. Sure we had those future ones I liked, but they were no win situations so I couldn’t really count them BUT that leads into another small nitpick.

If the future X-Men were doing short time travelling to avoid the Sentinels, how come they never got any good at fighting the things. I’d figure they’d learn from their mistakes but they just seemed to fight them the same way each time. Maybe they didn’t stand a chance at all but it would have been cool for the second fight to go better. 

So back to the past Sentinels. They were cool looking and I know Magneto had laced them with metal but how did he turn them on and make them attack anybody? He seemed to have them under voice control…

NO! Mustn’t think too hard ;)

So the past Sentinel battle wasn’t very exciting, considering they were up against Beast, a bone-clawed Wolverine and Professor X. Though I did like the ending, as they managed to beat (kind of) Magneto and won the day. At least enough to change the past.

So as far as a villain. These Sentinels along with Trask, were pretty ok BUT not really the main villain which seemed to be Magneto. Again. The thing I loved about First Class was Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw. We will get Apocalypse and his horsemen for the next movie, which will be nice. 

In the end, despite trying to fit this movie into the past movies, wrapping around the idea of time travel, I still enjoyed the movie. 

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d4vecomic:

This is it.
The end is nigh.
The conclusion of our series, D4VE #5, is now available for pre-order. In two weeks time, everything changes. Click here to pre-order the final issue.*
There’s a lot of feels happening here at D4VEHQ.
For example, we’ve got chills. They’re multiplying, and we’re losing control. The power you’re supplying…it’s electrifying.
D4VE #5. June 4, 2014. Get caught up right here for only 0.99 per issue. 
A greased-lightning-sized thank you to Monkeybrain Comics for letting this all be a thing that exists for you to consume. 
*Remember kids, you can’t purchase in-app anymore, so if you’re pre-ordering or purchasing on release, do it through the web-store. It’s still only 99 cents. And it’s still ridiculously convenient. You can literally pre-order or purchase D4VE while emptying your bowels in the privacy of your own home. Or in public. Whatever wobbles your weeble. I’d be less surprised about the shitting than I would the actual decent public wi-fi though, honestly. I’ve seen some things I tell you. 

Issue 5! in 2 weeks….can’t wait

d4vecomic:

This is it.

The end is nigh.

The conclusion of our series, D4VE #5, is now available for pre-order. In two weeks time, everything changes. Click here to pre-order the final issue.*

There’s a lot of feels happening here at D4VEHQ.

For example, we’ve got chills. They’re multiplying, and we’re losing control. The power you’re supplying…it’s electrifying.

D4VE #5. June 4, 2014. Get caught up right here for only 0.99 per issue. 

A greased-lightning-sized thank you to Monkeybrain Comics for letting this all be a thing that exists for you to consume. 

*Remember kids, you can’t purchase in-app anymore, so if you’re pre-ordering or purchasing on release, do it through the web-store. It’s still only 99 cents. And it’s still ridiculously convenient. You can literally pre-order or purchase D4VE while emptying your bowels in the privacy of your own home. Or in public. Whatever wobbles your weeble. I’d be less surprised about the shitting than I would the actual decent public wi-fi though, honestly. I’ve seen some things I tell you. 

Issue 5! in 2 weeks….can’t wait

(via rferrier)

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My First Con, Comic Con that is…

Comic con that is! Well, it was more of an Expo. The East Coast Comic Expo in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada to be exact! The 2nd annual one to be exact-er…It was May 17th 2014.

And.

It was an extremely awesome experience! 

It’s a 1 day event, had about 1100 people, the focus was almost entirely on comics…cannot ask for more.

I had never had a booked signed by a professional comic book artist. I have a couple signed books but never personally signed. Steve McNiven signed my Guardians of the Galaxy #1 and Wolverine #68. He was very nice and friendly…in fact, all the special guests were. 

Other guests included: Marco Rudy, Ty Templeton, Sandy Carruthers and Gisele Lagace. All were very nice and approachable. 

Templeton signed a book for me, at first he used a red pen but realized you couldn’t see it on the reddish background of the comic so he went over it with black…then told a story about working on a 3D comic, it was all very cool.

I got my 1st original type art work - from Kate Leth - Lemongrab :) plus I picked up Seeing Red for my daughter, who was blown away that the actual writer could AND would sign it. 

I picked up some art work from local guests. While not big names, some very cool work. 

A couple of sketch cards by CK Russell

A couple prints from Matt Rogers aka poopsmoothie.

These were just a couple, now I need to get some frames to hang these up. 

I got some variant cover comics, I hit a sweet, extremely well priced Daredevil v1 for my collection. All in all, couldn’t ask for more. 

The vendors were all nice and friendly, you could flip through long boxes for days. There was much to look at, much to do. I’m not big into cosplay but it was pretty lively there - even a contest for best costume. 

The event was well planned, well run and the set up was as good as good could be. My first con but it won’t be my last. I totally plan on going next year. 

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