TV Review: Young Justice Is No Justice League

DC Comics’ “Young Justice,” a two-year cartoon TV series loosely based on comics, is no “Justice League.” There, I said it. That’s probably the worst criticism I can level at the show, because despite plot holes you can fly a planet through and characters who pass around both the Idiot Ball and the Angst Ball…
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A Crummy Month For Geek Women

The last few weeks have been a tough time to be a geek woman, heavy with victim-blaming, brutalization and creepy gender-based harassment and lameness on a number of fronts. All of it has been fraught with victim-blaming. 1. Culture and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency,¬†was terrorized into leaving her home. It’s one…
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Rip Haywire Offers Snarky Adventure

The Jamestown Sun recently added three new comics to its roster, and as one of them is a serial adventure comic — and we started in the middle of a storyline — I thought I would provide readers with a quick guide to the new comic, Rip Haywire. According to Wikipedia, Rip Haywire is written…
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More Super Women Wanted

While I love the recent renaissance in superhero movies, particularly Avengers and the related Iron Man, Thor and Captain America lines, I can’t help but notice that there’s something missing. That would be: women, also known as “half the human race.” Avengers, in particular, is rather galling because it is pure awesome. What a concept–take…
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Superman And His Reporter, Lois Lane

The Lois Lane in the most recent Superman movie, Man of Steel, has received largely positive reviews. It’s gotten hard for me to watch movies about reporters, especially reporters who write for newspapers, because they always get a lot of things wrong. The worst is when female reporters are shown sleeping with their sources and…
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