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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Cat Theater 6

Almost everyone in my family is sick right now. We’re spread out across the US, but somehow we all have managed to get the same nasty cold. And it’s not even the fun kind of sick where you get to hole up in your room with your knitting, some tea, and work through your Netflix queue. No, it’s the sort of cold where you take a nap at one in the afternoon and wake up the next day with an insatiable hunger for homemade chicken pot pie. But just the innards of the pot pie though. No, flaky crust….

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2015 Geek-A-Long: Lex Luthor

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“We create our own purpose in life. Now go create yours.” – Lex Luthor

I don’t like villains whose motives are to be evil for the sake of evil. Good and evil are a point of view, and in my book, a villain should always feel like they’re doing the “right thing.” It’s what makes Magneto great and also why I like Lex Luthor. To Lex,…

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2015 Geek-A-Long: Brainiac 5

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This year, there’s been slightly less abject fan-girling in this space, mostly because our scientists deserve to be treated with respect. And frankly, when your freshman GAL is “fandoms” and the sophomore is “mad science” you would expect a little less squeeing the second time around. But this week we are talking about Brainiac 5, so squee I will!

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

week 29 Brainiac 5 (2)

A long, long time ago, in a DC universe far away, Brainiac became obsessed with…

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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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