Fangirls, for the past couple of weeks I have been running myself ragged. I had 5 final projects to do, had to prepare for graduation, and get ready to go to Walt Disney World (which I’m still working on). Throw in work and regular life stressors, and I wasn’t getting any down time. So I bought myself a bit of a treat; Lego Marvel Superheroes for XBOX 360, in hopes that sometime soon I would be able to relax and play through it.
A couple weeks back, the Mary Sue released an article about Black Widow’s lack of representation on Age of Ultron merchandise. I’ve always been upset by the lack of female characters holding their own when it comes to merchandise and clothing especially, but I was really bummed when I found that Disney wasn’t putting Widow on merchandise, even though they’ve been working with Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe for years.
A week ago I received the first Marvel Collector Corps box. If you aren’t aware Marvel Collector Corps is a subscription box that gives you exclusive Marvel and Funko goods every other month. It’s on the pricey side of subscription boxes, but I couldn’t help myself.
There were a few stand out books on this past weekend’s Free Comic Book day, but I was interested in the one book that was actually a few mini issues in one. Marvel released a book that had a few pages of three upcoming series, previewing the “New Marvel Universe”. It’s a bit nerve-wracking, but I took a peak into the future of Marvel.
Fangirls, I had a crazy day yesterday. I had classes in the afternoon, then had to prepare for and host a party at the school, all the while, I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to see Age of Ultron until Sunday. And that was too long of a wait for me, I’m sure you can understand. On the way to my house, one of the Evil Geeks was talking about how much of a bummer it was that our mall doesn’t do midnight showings of new movies. I mentioned that there were some late ones; we found out that there was one that had just started, so we turned and went right to the mall.
After sprinting to the theater and buying tickets, we got in, and previews were still going. So we sat down, and got ready for a super rad movie.
WARNING: SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK.
Fangirls, are you reading Squirrel Girl? Because you should be. Issues 1 and 2 were pretty basic; we were introduced to Doreen Green, a college student who is also Squirrel Girl (who has powers of both Squirrel and Girl!). She fought Kraven the Hunter and
stole borrowed some of Tony Stark’s armor, and then got whiplashed out of the sky by Whiplash. She was in her way to stop Galactus, but things keep getting in her way.
Fangirls, I know we’re only two issues in, but holy guacamole am I in love with Squirrel Girl. After the first issue, I made a pattern to cosplay her, even. She’s phenomenal, and issue 2 only proves that it’s getting better.