Project Superhero: A Book For Your Young, Comics-Loving Girl

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In this fiction/non-fiction hybrid for pre-teen girls, Jessie’s 8th-grade class embarks on the Superhero Slam, a year-long project to explore heroes and superheroes—culturally, scientifically, and sociologically—culminating in a one-on-one debate for superhero supremacy.

The Cliffs of Insanity: 5 Superhero Plots That Need to Staked Through the Heart

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Welcome to this week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity. It should be a great time to be a geek watching television. Arrow and The Flash crossed over. Gotham ended its initial one with a great episode. We have the Doctor Who Christmas special upcoming. The Walking Dead continues to be a juggernaut. And Preacher might be coming to AMC as a prestige series.

George R. R. Martin Talks About Wild Cards

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Fans who know George R. R. Martin only as the author behind the books that became Game of Thrones may be interested in seeing his much older and continuing superhero-based work, Wild Cards.

GeekMom Video Playlist

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LOTS of entertainment to help you procrastinate! From that crazy German supermarket commercial, to the physics of ice-skates, to zombie romance, to Tom Hiddleson winning a dance battle.

I Am Ms. Marvel

Cover Art by Sara Pichelli © Marvel Comics

So now that it’s here, does Ms. Marvel #1 live up to expectations?

Ex-Patriots: A Novel Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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Released on April 23, 2013, and published by Broadway Paperbacks, Ex-Patriots: A Novel is Peter Clines’ follow-up novel to Ex-Heroes: A Novel. GeekMom has an exclusive excerpt. Plus, we are giving away signed copies of Ex-Heroes: A Novel, and Ex-Patriots: A Novel, courtesy of Broadway Paperbacks, to one lucky GeekMom reader.

What It Means to Be Geeky

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Being geeky isn’t a question of subject matter, it’s a question of how involved you are with your passions. The Geekmoms reveal their many and varied passions today!

Explosions, Emotions and Excitement Fuel Phoenix Rising

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I love superhero stories, but I’m not big on visual formats like comic books and graphic novels. That’s why I was so excited to review Corrina Lawson’s new novel, Phoenix Rising. It’s a comic book kind of story anchored in novelistic prose, so it’s definitely my kind of read. Aside: After reading the review, check the end of the post to enter a free giveaway

The Tipping Point: Geek Girls, Superheroes, and the DC Comics Reboot

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Want to attract women? Publish good material that doesn’t actively chase them away.–Kurt Busiek, on Twitter, 10/24/2011 I have been a reader of superhero comics since I could read, buying them off the spinner rack for a quarter. My love for them was sealed when I watched (in reruns) the first appearance of Batgirl on the Batman Television show. A girl could fight crime like

My Superhero Son vs. The Bad Guys

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Almost a year ago, I wrote one of my first posts for GeekMom. It was about my then-2-½-year-old son, my sense that he would soon be interested in superheroes, and my worries about how to explain supervillains to him. I wrote: “… How am I supposed to explain good guys like Superman without getting into the evil-doing, world-destroying bad guys? How do I let him

Spotlight On Geek Crafts: Comic Salvage

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I’m a sucker for re-purposing. When I was younger I would take my dad’s beer bottle caps, punch holes in them, and make earrings. When it came time to plan my best friend’s baby shower, I massacred some Little Golden books rather than visit One Stop Party Shoppe. So when Sue at Comic Salvage contacted GeekMom and said “Hey check this out!”, well I couldn’t resist.