If you’re a comic book fan, this is guaranteed to make you happy.
You can head over to comixology.com or comixology.eu (if you’re in Europe) and get a comic for free each day from December 9 – 20. Day 1 and 2 are over already (sorry) but you can still get the next 10 comic books for free.
Today, you can get the first issue of IDW’s mini-series Onyx, written by Chris Ryall with art by Gabriel Rodriguez.
From deepest space comes the cyborg warrior Onyx… but has she come to Earth in its time of dire need to save it or to end it? A star-born knight for a new generation takes flight here!
I’m too beat to write anything useful for today’s Femme Friday (I have two drafts saved for the following weeks, though ^^). So instead, I make a different kind of entry using another medium: photography.
Black Widow is bad-ass! I love her attitude, her skills and her look. Also, the comic book is a great read (see my review here). I recently started collecting these Pop! vinyl figures… They are ridiculous but also somehow cute. This one’s a bobble head version. Cool, right? 😉
I can tell you this: I enjoy reading comic books. And also: this is a very recent development. How did this happen? What started my fascination with American comic heroes?
I remember well how I got into Japanese comics, a.k.a. manga. They were my starting point into fandom.
I was 9 years old and my mother bought me the first volume of Sailor Moon on our way home from school. She never knew what consequences that little act of kindness would have (we had little money, so giving me something without it being my birthday or Christmas was a big deal). In the days and years to come, she would come to regret giving me that little book. She still jokes about it whenever I talk about one of my many fandoms. That one volume started a manga craze, and with it, my addiction to all sorts of media entertainment. Additionally to reading almost every manga that was being published, I watched a lot of anime and some American animation on TV and later online.