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Comics (Shockingly!) Older Than Superman

by Laura Maieron 26/02/2016
Picture the scene: it’s a normal Thursday, and I come home from a hard day at the office, kick off my sensible-but-actually-pretty-cute work pumps and curl up in front of the computer for several relaxing hours of slack-jawed Facebooking before bed. But amidst the videos of animals doing adorable animal stuff and photos of hot […]

The Genius of the Star Wars Prequels

by Laura Maieron 15/01/2016
With The Force Awakens recently released (you might have heard?) naturally we at Chez Maier had to have an extended recap of the previous films. Yes, ALL of them. Now, I have never been ashamed of the fact that I really like The Phantom Menace, because Padmé and Sabé are fierce. But if I’m honest, my […]

LSCC 2015: The Good, the Mad, the Pretty

by Laura Maieron 22/03/2015
  I think I’ve now reached the point where I’m a con veteran… having been to too many to count, and having lost track utterly of what happened where and when. Granted, this may have something to do with most of the cons I attend being held at the ExCel Centre in London- and even […]

5 Things to Check Out at LSCC 2015

by Laura Maieron 10/02/2015
LSCC 2015 is just over a month away and OH MY GOSH MY COSPLAYS ARE SO NOT READY OH NO– wait, back on topic. So I know there have been a couple of cons already this year, but LSCC will be the first one I’m going to this year. And I haven’t been to a […]

Spider-Woman’s New Look

by Laura Maieron 21/12/2014
Marvel have revealed that Spider-Woman is getting a redesigned costume for the first time in 37 years. Seriously. 37 years. Spider-Woman has had the same costume since The Clash and Star Wars were brand new things. I mean, granted, she had that bizarre hair-covering variant last seen in the Bendis/Reed re-telling of her origin story, but the less […]

Extra Footage for Avengers: Age of Ultron – Let the Squeeing Begin!

by Laura Maieron 29/10/2014
So, thanks to Hydra (HAIL HYDRA!) we were treated to this delicious little trailer for Age of Ultron… BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Ever wondered what the Avengers were doing right before Ultron wandered in and crushed one of Tony’s favourite suits? Well, dear reader, wonder no more… Who wants to join me in a group […]

T-Shirts, Sexism and Consumerism

by Laura Maieron 01/10/2014
So, I think we’ve all seen this, correct? And are we all appropriately outraged? Good. Now, I could go off on one about how this is totally typical of the oh-so-sexist comic book industry, and how it reduces the most powerful and iconic superheroine in history to a prize, and assumes that every geek girl’s goal […]

Gotham: The Show We Deserve

by Laura Maieron 25/09/2014
My opinion on DC’s film and TV ventures has been pretty thoroughly documented- from my love of the campy and fun Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Teen Titans Go! cartoons, to my bile-spewing hatred of Beware the Batman and every movie they’ve made since Superman II, to my uncomfortable ambivalence towards Smallville and Arrow. […]

Who Should I Cosplay As???

by Laura Maieron 13/08/2014
  There’s been a trend recently, in various Facebook communities, for posts like this: They are numerous. They are irritating. But, they are understandable. Although it is infuriating to have your newsfeed clogged up with the faces of people you’ve never met and probably never will, it is a valid question. Let’s face it, despite […]

Batgirl’s New Look

by Laura Maieron 30/07/2014
Big changes are afoot for Barbara Gordon. Gail Simone has left the book due to creative differences and writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, along with artist Babs Tarr, have been brought in to give Batgirl a more light-hearted tone- which is what Gail wanted to do, and was the whole reason she left the book in the first place… […]