Black Widow

Well, Why Shouldn’t We Call Black Widow A Slut?

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Well, Why Shouldn’t We Call Black Widow A Slut?

So Jeremy Renner is in “internet trouble” because in an interview last month he called Black Widow a slut, and then this week on Conan he defended that statement; Black Widow is definitely a slut.

The internet jumped on him (though, seriously guys, can we keep the death-threats to a minimum? Like zero?) and people are upset and telling him to shut it. I don’t want to attack him (I honestly do like the guy, most of the time, and I admire his resolve to not back down under pressure) but I want to look at what prompts that kind of comment, why people are entitled to their opinions no matter what they are, and why some words are unhelpful.

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Review: Avengers – Endless Wartime

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Review: Avengers – Endless Wartime

When it comes to comics, especially Marvel comics, I’ve usually focused on the Transformers line, with occasional forays into X-Men in the 90’s. Most of my knowledge about anything related to the Avengers comes from the recent movies (*waves madly* Hi, Mr. Hiddleston! You’re awesome!), and when I wanted to try to jump into Avengers comics, something by Warren Ellis seemed like the best place to start. I’ve read Ellis’s Transmetropolitan several times through, I’ve heard lots of rave reviews of Iron Man: Extremis, the man is a god of comic book writing, so I thought the recent Avengers:Endless Wartime would be a great introduction.

The final verdict? It was okay. 

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Preview: Black Widow #2

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Preview: Black Widow #2

This January, no one escapes their past. Least of all the Black Widow, and today Marvel is pleased to present your first look at BLACK WIDOW #2. From the blockbuster creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto – cool and calculating, the Black Widow executes her missions with laser precision. But not every mission goes according to plan. Alone and in the crosshairs, Natasha fights for her life against deadly new foes circling in the shadows. And for the Marvel Universe’s deadliest covert operative – mistakes can be the difference between life and death. And the Black Widow is about to learn just how costly her mistakes can be. The beautiful and lethal new series continues this January in BLACK WIDOW #2!

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Preview: Black Widow #1

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Preview: Black Widow #1

This January, Natasha fights off her demons in the new Black Widow #1, the action-packed new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto! You’ve seen her as an Avenger and even an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. – now prepare for a side of her you’ve never seen before!

Though she now walks a righteous path, Natasha’s past is paved with bloody memories. The death and destruction from her past as a KGB assassin still haunts her – and she now seeks atonement for past sins. Atonement that will take her to the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe and beyond. And commit acts the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. would not approve of.

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[Review] Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition

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[Review] Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition

Since the late ’90s, Razer has been producing high-quality computer peripherals designed with gamers in mind. Although they started small, Razer has quickly become a household brand among pro gamers and us plebs alike. I personally have been a fan of Razer products for a while now, already owning the DeathAdder mouse and Lycosa keyboard (and loving them both).

So when I got the opportunity for a BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition review unit, I jumped at the chance.

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Cosplay Goodness [PAX East]

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Cosplay Goodness [PAX East]

It’s what you’ve been waiting for.  You know it’s true.  It’s a conference, an expo, a super-splendid geek amassing.  And this can only mean one thing: the cosplay was out of control.  And, you’d be right: Justin, Rett, and I saw the gamut of cosplayers at PAX East.  We witnessed anime superstars, gaming heroes and villains, and the occasional sexy/confusing/bewildering/hilarious whatchamacallit from whatsits game about schmagglesbuggery (that last one I totally made up and am super proud of it).  Anyway, without further delay, check out the cosplay glory after the break.  I snapped as many pics as my little digital camera could hold and my geeky brain could handle without laughing or hemorrhaging from facial orifices.  Enjoy!

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