2017 Geek-A-Long: Matter Eater Lad

If you follow the Spoiler Thread on Ravelry, you already know that I am unapologetically scraping the sides of the barrel of weird heroes this week. In the middle of the Geek-A-Long year, I usually treat myself to really obscure references. I’m into Golden and Silver Age references the way a hipster is into $24 glasses of micro-brew. It’s not that we actually believe it’s better, it’s just that it’s special and we’re all special for knowing to order it. Let’s all embrace our inner hero elitists and celebrate one of DC’s weirdest lads: Matter Eater…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter, or J’onn J’onzz to his friends, made his debut in 1955 during the Silver Age of DC Comics. He’s green, he’s fabulous, and he’s here to make Earth a better place. Imagine if Superman had a more cro-magnon brow, no hair, green skin, and super sweet telepathy powers to go along with his super strength, you’d have Martian Manhunter.

Actually, J’onn has more than just super strength and telepathy. He also has the ability to shape-shift, invisibility, and telekinesis. Basically, he has…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Supergirl

Welcome to week two of the 2017 Geek-A-Long! We’re off to an amazing start, and I’m so excited to see our community growing, talking, and supporting each other. Folks have been sharing their 2016 blankets on Instagram and in the GAL Ravelry group, and they look amazeballs. If you don’t know what I’m talking about and are completely lost, Jac wrote about the down and dirty of this year’s Geek-A-Long, which you can read about it here.

This week we are celebrating Supergirl, and I think…

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2015 Geek-A-Long: The Flash

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If you are not a big ol’ comic book geek like myself, you may not realize there are actually four Flashes: The Golden Age and original Flash, Jay Garrick; The Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen; and two Modern Age Flashes, Wally West and Bart Allen. Normally, I’m a Golden-Age-girl. But in this, and a few other select cases, I love one of the new heroes more. So this week, the Geek-A-Long honors Barry Allen, my favorite Flash…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Superman

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Welcome to week four of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page. Then, meet me back here when you’re ready. For the old pros, let’s talk about Superman.

Comic books probably had a greater influence on my development than any other source.  There are times of my life where “obsession” would probably be putting the fan-girling mildly.  I particularly loved Golden and Silver Age Superboy

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