Fangirls Around the Web: March 18, 2014

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Fangirls Around the Web for March 18, 2014. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: March 18, 2014

Dark Horse Wins With Tomb Raider, Buffy, and Serenity

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Dark Horse Comics’ Year of the Horse started out with a bang with their record number of wins in the Diamond Gem Awards. From their news feed:

Last week, Diamond Comic Distributors announced the 2013 Gem Awards, boasting a record number of accolades for Dark Horse!

While DC Entertainment topped the list with six awards, Dark Horse dominated among the independent publishers, with Dark Horse Presents winning Anthology of the Year for the second year in a row!

This year’s Dark Horse wins are as follows:

   Licensed Comic Book of the Year: The Star Wars #1 (SEP138217)

   Anthology of the Year: Dark Horse Presents #26 (MAY130015)

   Trade Book of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (SEP120055)

   Original GN of the Year: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus (JUN130031)

   Manga TP of the Year: Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus Vol. 1 (JAN130124)

Over at Newsarama, Brian J.L. Glass talks about FURIOUS, out now from Dark Horse. It’s a fabulous discussion of female characters, superheroes as a means to explore the human condition, tropes, and darker storytelling.

First, if I can address your observation about FURIOUS as a character—the point you made about her resisting a trope forced upon her is one of the ways this story does resonate directly with the issues the female audience is currently expressing displeasure about. This woman is unique, with her superpowers truly setting her apart from every other human being on Earth (at least for now), yet a media system labels her. She wants to be “The Beacon” yet a male reporter saddles her with what could be considered a negative title: she’s “FURIOUS.” It’s an observation, but more . . . → Read More: Dark Horse Wins With Tomb Raider, Buffy, and Serenity

Dark Horse, Canon and Story Group on Star Wars Bookworms

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Dark Horse, Canon and Story Group discussed on Star Wars Bookworms. . . . → Read More: Dark Horse, Canon and Story Group on Star Wars Bookworms

Five Resolutions Star Wars Should Make

Five New Year’s Resolutions that Lucasfilm should make for Star Wars. . . . → Read More: Five Resolutions Star Wars Should Make

On Brian Wood, Being a Professional, and Better Futures For Con-Going Daughters

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Thoughts on Brian Wood’s admission that he made a pass at a fellow professional at a convention. . . . → Read More: On Brian Wood, Being a Professional, and Better Futures For Con-Going Daughters

Star Wars Reads Day II

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Star Wars Reads Day is Saturday, October 5th. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Reads Day II

Let The Speculation Begin! – Part Two: Context

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The second part of a discussion of how fans speculate and the implication of the recent Episode VII media exposure . . . → Read More: Let The Speculation Begin! – Part Two: Context

San Diego Comic-Con – Friday

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San Diego Comic-Con Friday includes Star Wars comics and books panels . . . → Read More: San Diego Comic-Con – Friday

Voided Death Sentence on Star Wars Bookworms

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Tricia joins the Star Wars Bookworms podcast to discuss Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void and Darth Maul: Death Sentence. . . . → Read More: Voided Death Sentence on Star Wars Bookworms

Star Wars Novels Expanded Upon

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Star Wars Expanded Universe books discussion spotted around the web. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Novels Expanded Upon