Eurydice Howell

A professional blog about not so professional things


February 2016

This Month In Comics – February 2016


Happy Leap Day, all!!!

I am so excited to be at the end of February – and at the end of my 100% fulfilled posting schedule – back with a full lineup of comics from my pull list to review. This month treated me to two new ongoing series, as well as a newish series from a publisher I had never bothered with before. I must say that I was very much satisfied with just about all of the new stories.

Usually, I like to post each review with the particular comic book cover that I have at home, but most of my issues from DC were Neal Adams variants, and those were particularly hard to find. So most of the DC series will be posted with the main cover, however I’ve somehow managed to obtain my first ever non-variant Archie Comics cover since the New Riverdale ‘verse began.

In any case, thank you all for once again joining me in my review of my pull list. Let us begin.

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#FridayReads -Teen Titans (2011 [Vol. IV]), Vol. 1: It’s Our Right To Fight

You know, except for  not reading The Casual Vacancy – and not writing this post on the correct day – I’m on track to hitting most of my February goals. I believe that’s what you would call progress.

You gotta appreciate the small things.

Considering that I started this on a Friday, I’d like to contribute my review of volume 1 of Scott Lobdell’s run of Teen Titans to the Friday Reads tag. In the New 52 iteration of my favorite teenaged superhero crew, we follow Red Robin as he tries to stop the nefarious organization, N.O.W.H.E.R.E., from kidnapping and experimenting on teenaged metahumans. Along the way, Red Robin builds a team that consists of old favorites like Kid Flash, Superboy, and Wonder Girl, as well as newcomers Bunker, Skritter, and Solstice. As far as Teen Titans lineups go, this one is definitely worth your curiosity.

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Top 5 Wednesdays – Worst Love Interests

I have once again returned to the fun that is Top 5 Wednesdays, and this was a topic that I really wanted to weigh in on. I’ve never really cared about love interests that were not end game, but this new age of fandom has really gotten me to start scrutinizing what’s being offered. 

The characters in the following list are not the absolute worst love interests ever, but I just did not like them for whatever reason. It’s quite possible that they were always meant to be written that way, but there’s always one or two that were intended to be great.

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#FridayReads – Binti

I almost didn’t think that I was going to be able to make this post, but here I am writing it.

So last year, I told myself that I would get into more POC writers, particularly those who wrote Fantasy and Science Fiction. I have talked before about coming across Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death, which later lead me to Binti.

Binti is the story of a young woman from the Himba tribe who becomes the first of her people to attend the intragalactic Oomza University. The journey alone should have been a wondrous adventure, but it quickly turns into a nightmare when the Meduse launch an attack against Binti’s transport. Now, if Binti wants to stay alive, she must use her intelligence and her heritage to survive.

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#RenewMinorityReport – What Now?

Originally written for Fandom Following.

Every time I start a post about Minority Report, I do a Google search about the status of it’s cancellation. I want to be as hopeful as I can when I write these posts because I don’t think that there’s any point in me writing about a show whose fate has already been decided. The thing is, Minority Report – even two months out and with it’s lead actor on a totally different show – hasn’t been officially cancelled.

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#FridayReads – Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom

I can’t remember exactly why it is that I bought this book, but I think that it had something to do with the summary. I’ve had temp jobs, so I can kind of understand when they get a little wacky. Admittedly, though, none of my temp jobs ever got this wild.

Oh yea, I remember now. This book was free on Bookbub. You guys should check out that site for cheap deals on eBooks.

In any case, Brian Olsen’s Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom was a surprisingly wild ride. Alan Lennox is a young, twenty-something college graduate with no idea what he wants to do with his life. So he goes on different temp assignments, sometimes not finishing any, until he finally finds one that works out for him. Except it’s the worst job ever.

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The Riverdale Casting

Originally written for Fandom Following.


I never thought this day would come. I’ve thought about the possibility, yes. I know that there has been some success in some of the outlier properties, but I never thought that the day would come when the Archie gang got their own show. Excuse me while I fangirl out about this!


Okay, let me come back to myself. Some of you might not know who the hell I’m talking about. Let me fix that.

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Top 5 Wednesdays – Biggest Badasses

So, recently I’ve decided to get out and do some community posts, because Blogging 101 suggested that as a way to build your blog. Also, I’ve been looking for a reason to make more friends on Goodreads, and Top 5 Wednesdays is right up my alley.

So the idea is to list your top five choices of whatever that week’s topic is, and this week is Biggest Badasses. It’s not outright stated, but you get the idea that your choices are from works of literature since Goodreads is ultimately a book site. However, the way in which you decide to display your top five choices is entirely up to you.

That being said, here are my Top 5 Biggest Badasses – in no particular order:

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