On Kaptara and Diversity in Sci-Fi Comics

Another week, another review of another comic book from yours truly. I imagine you enjoy them, though, seeing as no one ever comments to say “Ugh, Saika, write about something else!”

I finally picked up all my comics on Sunday after three or four weeks of not making it to my shop, and boy does my wallet ache. Among my spoils was Kaptara #1, the debut issue of an original sci-fi story from Image Comics. Although I saw almost no hype for the book until, like, the day of its release a few weeks ago, it seemed like everyone on my Tumblr dash who had read it was giving it a glowing recommendation. Needless to say, I was happy to see that my shop still had a few left when I finally dragged myself there.

kaptara_1Spoilers for issue one below.

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Fanfiction Fridays: seperis’s Reboot Series

It’s been quite some time since I’ve recced a Star Trek fanfic, and even longer since I’ve been active in the fandom, but I’ve been meaning to recommend this fic for ages and the time has finally come.

Spock_&_Kirk_Mind-MeldAuthor seperis’s Reboot series is made up of a few separate fics all set as part of the same storyline/universe. The first part, You’ll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While), is a pon farr fic, but it puts a spin on the trope in a way I haven’t seen in other fics. Continue reading

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Pilot”

Wow, that acronym is a pain in the ass to type.

Anyway.

How y’all doing, True Believers? I probably won’t make a habit of reviewing this show weekly, but given the hype it seemed just plain wrong to not a) acknowledge that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show has started airing and b) tell you what I thought about it.

marvels_agents_of_shield_640_large_verge_medium_landscapeOur episode opens on a blue-collar, down-on-his-financial-luck black dude and his kid out and about in the city. An explosion rocks a nearby building, and the guy sneaks off and, demonstrating superhuman strength, climbs the side of the building to rescue a woman trapped inside.

Elsewhere, Agent Coulson emerges from the shadows to assemble a not-so-crack squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, whose mission is going to entail keeping tabs on the ever-increasing members of the superpowered population.

Spoilers after the jump.

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