Nicole Wander

  • Comic Book Review: Batgirl #15: Engagement (A Death Of The Family tie-in)

    Posted Monday, December 24th, 2012 04:25 pm GMT -5
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    WARNING! Spoilers ahead! ‘Batgirl’ issue 15 is dark, twisted and demented…everything a story centered around The Joker should be. Through flashbacks to The Joker’s past prison therapy sessions and his present conversations with Batgirl, we learn more about The Joker’s devious plans to force her to marry him. The scheme is well thought out and […]

  • Comic Book Review – ‘Batgirl #14: A Courtship Of Razors’

    Posted Monday, November 19th, 2012 05:19 pm GMT -5
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    WARNING! Spoilers and discussions of plot points ahead!  Batgirl #14 is dark, complicated and absolutely twisted!  This is everything one would expect from a comic book featuring the full-fledged return of The Joker into Barbara Gordon’s life. Gail Simone and her team continue to shine in this ‘Death Of The Family’ tie-in. Issue #14 begins […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #13

    Posted Monday, October 15th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Warning! Spoilers from past issues and discussions of plot points ahead! ‘Batgirl’ #13… let me just say wow! This issue covers a lot of ground. Not only does it serve as a prologue to the much hyped “Death of the Family” crossover event in which The Joker returns to the DC Universe, it continues the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #0

    Posted Monday, September 17th, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    I love a good origin story. I love delving into a character’s psychological motivations, key formative experiences and learning what would lead someone to take up the role of superhero. If you also share these desirable qualities in an origin story, that’s just what writer Gail Simone delivered in ‘Batgirl’ #0. ‘Batgirl’ #0 is set […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ Issue #12

    Posted Monday, August 13th, 2012 02:47 pm GMT -5
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    Warning: Mild Spoilers And Plot Discussions Ahead! Batgirl Issue Twelve brings us the confrontation we’ve been waiting for – Batgirl versus Batwoman. The first pages bring us an action-packed, delightfully snark-filled battle between the two leading ladies of the Bat Family. However, as their combat continues, we find that things are not what they first […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #11

    Posted Sunday, July 15th, 2012 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Warning: Plot Point Discussion and Mild Spoilers Ahead “Which one of you idiots wants their ass kicked first?” This quote from Batgirl sets the tone for this action-packed issue in which we see our heroine pick right up where she left off last month in her confrontation with the band of vigilantes known as The […]

  • Book Review: ‘Kiss The Dead; An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel’ By Laurell K. Hamilton

    Posted Monday, June 18th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    In ‘Kiss The Dead’, Laurell K. Hamilton returns with another addition to the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel series. This time, Anita is back in St. Louis and is up against a rouge group of vampires. In the course of tracking a fifteen year old human girl kidnapped by vampires, Anita finds those vampires belong […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #10

    Posted Saturday, June 16th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Be warned of plot line discussions ahead, so if you haven’t read the comic yet you might want to do that first and then come back. Issue Ten begins with Batgirl intervening in a car robbery in the run down Cherry Hill neighborhood of Gotham. The parking garage is filled with the expensive cars belonging […]

  • Book Review: ‘Deadlocked – A Sookie Stackhouse Novel’ By Charlaine Harris

    Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Charlaine Harris returns to the world of Sookie Stackhouse with her 12th Southern Vampire novel titled ‘Deadlocked‘. With a new season of HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ less than a month away, fans of both the novels and television show always eagerly await the popular Spring installment to the series. Mild Spoilers Ahead    ‘Deadlocked’ deals with […]

  • Book Review: ‘Womanthology: Heroic’

    Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    From the first moment I opened ‘Womanthology: Heroic’, with its “this book belongs to ______:” title page reminding me of the treasured books of my youth, I felt I was holding something special. As I read through its pages, I was not proven wrong; indeed, it exceeded my expectations. ‘Womanthology: Heroic’ is an anthology of […]

  • Filming For New ‘Doctor Who’ Season To Begin On February 20th

    Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2012 01:12 pm GMT -5
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    It’s that time again Whovians…filming on the new season of ‘Doctor Who’ is set to begin on February 20th! This season will see the return of Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor in what Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat calls “…the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made.” Karen […]

  • CBS Gives Green-Light For Pilot About Three Nerdy Female Friends

    Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -5
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     CBS has okayed ‘Super Fun Night’, a pilot that will highlight the exploits of three nerdy female friends and “their ‘funcomfortable’ quest to have ‘super fun’ every Friday night”, according to HollywoodReporter. Details at this point are scarce, but we do know the comedy will come from Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s television production firm. Rebel Wilson […]

  • The Women Of ‘Terra Nova’

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 06:06 pm GMT -5
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    With the first season of ‘Terra Nova’ over and its future still uncertain, there has been much discussion about the positive and negative aspects of the show. One facet of the show that was missed over and over again throughout the season was opportunities for character development and increased believability. The characters often seemed flat, […]

  • ‘Terra Nova: Occupation – Resistance’ Recap (Season 1 Finale)

    Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 06:21 pm GMT -5
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    [Major Spoilers Ahead!] The episode begins with a flyover of 2149, where the dome-filled land is desolate and the sky is yellow. We zoom in to see Lucas speaking with his rich benefactor, Weaver, discussing life in Terra Nova. Lucas assures him they’ll achieve their goals because they have the best army that money can […]

  • Lucas Taylor Is THE Storyline To Terra Nova

    Posted Saturday, December 17th, 2011 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    Who is my favorite character from Terra Nova up to this point? When given that question, I initially had to give it some thought. I quickly discarded the “main” characters Jim Shannon and Commander Taylor – while very important to the show, they were too bland and straightforward for me to pick them as my […]