Tom Hiddleston: In defense of superheros

I’ve seen the Avengers and become Loki-obsessed, which has led me to read up on Tom Hiddleston, the actor who portrays him in Thor and The Avengers (…sorry, I meant MARVEL’S The Avengers).

I found this incredible article he wrote. It’s a passionate defense of superhero movies with a shout-out to Heath Ledger: “Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.”

And, apropos of nothing, here’s a cute photo.

 

Watch out for an upcoming post about this past weekend’s Ottawa Comiccon, which we attended!

Who should play Harley Quinn?

Actresses from different backgrounds and of different ages that we think would make a good Harley.
We tried to make some unique suggestions.

Our ultimate Harley choice is at the end of the list.

Kaley Cuoco

Current gig:
The Big Bang Theory
(televison)
Past roles that show Harley potential:
Perhaps her short stint on Charmed, but nothing in particular.
Negatives: 
Possibly too cute. Might not be able to muster enough of The Crazy.
Notes:
She might be a good choice, but we’re not completely convinced.

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Three conventions in the next year

The site is back up and running and badly in need of an update. However, check out our Appearances page for upcoming events where we’ll be selling our stuff: Wizard World Toronto, Ottawa Comiccon and, of course, Fan Expo.

Our blog was hacked.

In case you’re wondering what’s happened to the website — it was hacked during the Great Timthumb Debacle of 2011. We had to delete our previous design. We’re using a temporary layout for the site and hope to have it looking better in the near future.

Kate Beaton’s new book tops the NY Times bestseller list!

I have recently become addicted to CBC Radio, and today I was pleased to load the Q site and find out that Kate Beaton had been interviewed. Upon further examination, I realized that Kate Beaton has topped the New York Times Bestseller list in the graphic novel category.

I’ve been a longtime follower of Kate’s genius historical, literary, geeky and utterly Canadian comics, and I’ve never been happier to see someone succeed.

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting her at TCAF one year (I had planned to get my stuff signed earlier at an event outside the Beguiling, but aborted when I realized that less than two hours of sleep made me likely to blurt out “Walrus Milk” and run away pulling on my lower eyelids like Homer Simpson).

Kudos, Kate, and here’s to many more. Listen to the interview here.

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