I bought this book for a couple, specific reasons. First of all, I love the story of Peter Pan. The idea of an island where you can be carefree and young always is incredible. Second, I love reimaginings. I loved Gregory Maguire’s books, I’ve enjoyed Disney’s villain books, they’re all interesting. So I grabbed Lost Boy, the story of Captain Hook.
Friends, I finally sat down and read the trade collection of Henchgirl, Kristen Gudsnuk’s comic. I’ve known Kristen for a couple of years, and am so happy that this fantastic story was picked up by Dark Horse.
Fellow villain lovers; gather! It is time again to come together and pick out a beautiful baddie to talk about. After our last villain, who was a total creep fest, I decided it was a good time to pick one of the greats to gush over this month. This month we are going to go deep into a magical place with twist and turns and we may not make it out alive: the 1980’s! AH! Jokes aside our villain does live in a twisty turney upside down world; the Labyrinth. Hold on to your tight pants, check on your little brothers and remember you have no power over me, this month we are talking about The Goblin King himself; Jareth.
Have you Fangirls seen Aristocats? If you haven’t go watch it immediately. It’s a phenomenal movie about how this old woman is leaving her house and fortune to her cats, so her butler drugs them and catnaps them and throws them off a bridge. Luckily, these cats have boxy, so they team up with various other animals to get themselves home. I based this drink off of the drink that the butler, Edgar, makes for the cats, that he calls Creme de la Creme de la Edgar, because it’ll knock you out if you’re not careful.
It’s February, time to get romantic! If your idea of romance is to go around killing people to impress the woman you think is pretty neat, then our next villain might just be the guy for you! Erik Destler is the name given to the horribly disfigured physically and emotionally version of the Phantom in the 1989 movie The Phantom of the Opera.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to dig into a new year and a new villain. While picking the first villain of the year I turned to events happening in the news. The political climate is heating up and people around the world are gearing up for what is promising to be an interesting year. Debates will be held, elections will happen and a new leader will be chosen. Like or not, it is campaigning season and why not chose a villain who fits the bill. Let us venture to the Capital itself, to the President’s mansion and say hello to President Snow.
WARNING: I spoil things, if you don’t want to know stuff don’t read any further!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Christmas tree is up, the menorah is lit and the bells are ring ting tingling too! It is lovely weather to discuss another villain! Keeping in pace with the holiday season I decided to choose a villain that is filled with the holiday spirit. Well, at least in the end he is. It’s time to visit the top of Mt. Krumpet and stop in on our friend, the Grinch!