Dave's Corner of the Universe

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Female Comic Book Characters I think are Awesome Part I.

  I love comics with strong well written female leads. There are actually a lot of them out there. Not just the big names like Wonder Woman and Jessica Jones … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Adventures in Rose City Comicon 2016

  Two weeks ago I went to the 2016 Rose City Comi-Con, being a two day event I took my niece and nephew on the first day. As is stated … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 5 Comments

7 Things that Cheer Me up when I have a bummer Week.

Let’s be honest last week sucked. There was the almost incomprehensible mass shooting at the Pulse Night Club, in Orlando. To add to that town’s terrible loss singer Christina Grimmie … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

Can a Movie Fail the Bechdel Test and Still be Good?

The Bechdel test is used to see if a movie had a modicum of feminist ideals. Basically to pass the test a movie has to have 1) two female characters, … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 14 Comments

Death in Comic Books

Emma Frost: Jean Grey is dead. Agent Brand: Yeah that’ll last. Astonishing X-Men: 6 by Joss Whedon I was running errands while listening to NPR in my car yesterday and … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 32 Comments

Can a Man Write a Good Female Character?

  Last week due to other people’s work schedules and illness, Uncle Dave was in charge of homing schooling my niece Mona. That meant Dr. Who episodes for science class … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 45 Comments

Espionage Comic Books

I love comic books, I love spies, so naturally I would love comic books about spies. Weather it is covert ops in the world of capes and tights or the … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 11 Comments

Women of Comic Books who are More Than Skin Deep: #3 Tara Chace.

Women of Comic Books who are More Than Skin Deep: #3 Name: Tara Chace. Creator: Greg Rucka. Appearance: Queen and Country. Occupation: British Intelligence Agent. Quote:  “There’s a trick, they … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 9 Comments

Women in Comics that are More than Skin Deep: Number 10 Marshal Carrie Stetko

            Comic books are targeted for a male audience, so it should shock no one that they often contain well endowed and scantly clad women. This is seen especially on … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 11 Comments