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EDITORIAL: What’s Wrong with the Women of Legend of Korra

The Avatar franchise of television shows is something that I give a lot of credit to for the portrayal of strong, diverse female characters and when Legend of Korra was announced starring a teenaged female Avatar it seemed like the logical next step in the development of this world. SPOILER: I am going to talk in some detail about events of the most recent season of Legend of Korra, if you haven’t watched it and are planning to, you might want to come back later. Legend of Korra would probably be a lot more successful is Korra were at all…

Inside Astro City #13 with Kurt Busiek

Welcome to Inside Astro City, a new column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross. Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book. Let’s jump into issue 13!

WE ALL HAVE ISSUES: Nothing is Really Truly Destroyed

A couple of weeks ago, during a recording of Top Five, I made the prediction that in the next couple of years a stash of Doctor Who episodes once thought lost would be found. Since then, we’ve been inundated with people telling us of the newly discovered lost episodes from Nigeria. While some of you are once again claiming my prognostication record is better than Nostradamus, there is a better answer to this particular prediction than “Beware the Power of Stephen!” Nothing is ever truly destroyed.

OPINION: What I would do with Pokemon (Featuring Art by Alex Diochon and Adriana Ferguson)

My parents were always adamant about us not having portable gaming systems, but when Pokemon Blue and Red came out my brother and I went on a year long pleading spree until we finally got some Game Boy Colors and a copy of each. Since then my interest in Pokemon has waned, but I’ve always kept the game in my thoughts. Which of course leads to analysis, which leads to contemplation of things that bother me about the game. So I sat down and thought to myself. If I was given control of the Pokemon franchise, what would I do…

OPINION: Crowd Funding Expendables 3

There’s a lot of talk on launching a third installment of the Expendables franchise. That’s all well and good, but Hollywood learned a long time ago that as more sequels are made, the box office returns generally go down. A third installment will more than likely have a $100 million budget, and to ensure money is available, the producers and executives may want to look to crowd funding to get the production off the ground.

OPINION: Should we “Return to Ravnica”?

For those who don’t know, I play a little card game called Magic: the Gathering. Every year, as new cards come out, we get a different take on a different world through the block system. For me, and many, many others, the best block that Wizards of the Coast (Wizards or WotC) ever created was the Ravnica block. That was seven years ago now. As with another popular block, Mirrodin, being revisited seven years after the fact, this fall we will “Return to Ravnica”. If you have ever heard me talk about Ravnica or Magic, you would imagine that I,…