The Orion

‘Batman: Damned’ has a promising yet aimless start

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Ulises Duenas

September 23, 2018

DC's black label series has gotten a lot of buzz thanks to "Batman: Damned." This is a new mini-series of graphic novels that promises to show a darker side of the already gritty hero. The first part of three brandishes an impressive art style and sets up a murder mystery where Batman is the prime su...

Chico-Con in town

Guests dressed up as their favorite characters. Photo credit: Guillemo Felix-Alvor

Guillemo Felix-Alvor

August 28, 2017

Chico-Con event was held over the weekend at The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.In its fourth year, the event brings vendors with comic books and comic themed merchandise, a panel discussion, and cosplay contests for fans and non-fans.Shane Will, the event organizer and comic creator, created Chico-Con to bring the com...

Press Pause: Embrace diversity, change in comic books

The Peter Parker Spider-Man fights with the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

George Johnston

March 25, 2015

"Embrace Change" was the tagline for the 2008 Marvel Comics event "Secret Invasion," where the shape-shifting alien Skrulls tried to infiltrate and take over the Earth. As a comic book reader, I am used to change. The first major change to comic books was the 1985 DC event "Crisis on Infinite Ear...

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Illustration by Rachel Dugo.

Megan Mann

October 17, 2014

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community. For years, women have been at the ridicule of men for liking typical "male" things, such as comics and...

Comic nerd life gets expensive

Megan Mann

October 9, 2014

When it was announced that the "Merc with a Mouth" was going to be getting his own movie, I was so stoked. Deadpool has to be one of my favorite comic book characters of all time, regardless of the fact that I haven't read any of his full comics. That's right folks, this huge Marvel and DC fan has n...

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