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Lovefool 10.13.14 | Gazing Into the Abyss

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

Lovefool's got a wonderfully nerdy idea that might just lift her out of the comics doldrums.

 

 

Lovefool 09.29.14 | Rediscovering Jean Grey

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Written by Catherine Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:22

Lovefool lets her sister join in on the fun with a special guest column covering the ups and downs of her relationship with the X-Men's resident redhead.

 

   

Lovefool 09.22.14 | The Stars We Were Meant To Be

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 22 September 2014 21:19

Lovefool shows some love for the Carol Corps.

 

 

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel Vol. 2 and 3 (Random House)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 August 2014 00:00

Continuing the illustrated primer to George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic.

 

 

   

Lovefool 08.05.14 | (Still) Hooked on a Feelin'

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 05 August 2014 20:07

Lovefool checks in with her conflicted feelings on Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

 

Lovefool 07.28.14 | Statement of Fact

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 28 July 2014 19:37

Fresh from a signing, Lovefool offers up some advice on how to make the most of a chance to shill your comics in person.

 

   

Lovefool 07.21.14 | 4th Grade Valentines: So Much to Say

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Lady Thor! Black Captain America! The death of Archie! Lovefool covers all the internet outrage from the past week.

 

 

 

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love (First Second)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

The Goddess of Love ain't no angel in this latest volume in George O'Connor's Olympians series.

 

   

Dogs of War (Scholastic)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

Dogs are not only man's best friend, they're also a soldier's best brother-in-arms in this trio of man-and-his-dog war stories from Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox.

 

 

Convention Report | Wizard World St. Louis 2014 (04.04-06.14)

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:00

It's the Revenge of the Geeks as the Wizard World comic convention tour comes back to St. Louis for a second time.

 

 

   

Lovefool 06.30.14 | Ensign Sue Must Kawaii

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 30 June 2014 20:23

 Nothing like a little wish fulfillment to pull you out of the doldrums, as Lovefool discovers when she digs into the story of the Mary Sue-iest Mary Sue of them all in Ensign Sue Must Die.

 

 

Lovefool 06.09.14 | Just Dishy

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

 The world of dating sims can get crazy, but how could it possibly get crazier than choosing the sushi ingredient of your dreams? Lovefool finds out by diving deep into Love! Sushi Rangers – Choose Your Target (sushi?)!.

 

   

Lovefool 05.19.14 | Fighting Evil on Mondays

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 20 May 2014 09:27

HUGE news out Anime Central as VIZ Media announces the return of the original Sailor Moon anime in uncut, newly dubbed form, with new episodes airing on Hulu Plus every Monday. Lovefool reports, in full-on squee mode.

 

 

Lovefool 05.12.14 | Team BFFL Wages: Battle Custard!

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 12 May 2014 19:50

As the weather heats up, Lovefool is concentrating on the important things: where do you find St. Louis' BEST frozen custard? Find out in her new comic with artist Celina Hernandez, reprinted here from the pages of the St. Louis-themed Ink and Drink Comics anthology Home Brew.

 

   

Lovefool 05.05.14 | May the Fourth Be With All

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 05 May 2014 20:00

Lovefool offers up a way to up your midichlorian count in celebration of this year's Star Wars Day: by sharing your nerdly pleasures with your friends who haven't discovered them yet.

 

 

Lovefool 04.28.14 | Don’t Forget About Me

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 28 April 2014 22:18

When life's getting crazy, it can be helpful to read about someone else's craziness, like the party night that awaits hitlady stars of Nick Spencer's Forgetless.

 

   

Lovefool 04.14.14 | Coming Out of the Cold

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

Lovefool makes it personal this week, checking in with her thoughts on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and how the film's theme coming to terms with the world around you really hit close to home.

 

 

Lovefool 03.24.14 | Say Your Right Words

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Written by Erin Jameson Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:26

A little insensitivity distracted Lovefool from a night that should have been all about the love, and she's got a simple request to help elevate the discourse.

 

   

Image Comics 03.05.14 | Dark Times

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:19

DarknessVT01-HeaderFirst, the Roman Empire is on the edge of collapse, and the barbarian leader wakes up in a mass grave in The Darkness: Vicious Traditions. Afterwards, space captain Honor Harrington relays her epic adventures on the eve of her execution in the kick-off of the epic series, Tales of Honor #1.


 

Lovefool 03.03.14 | Homonyms in the Snow

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Written by Erin Jameson Sunday, 02 March 2014 20:34

Lovefool declares Danica Novgorodoff's new graphic novel The Undertaking of Lily Chen "a book to be experienced, not simply enjoyed."

 

   

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Young King, The Remarkable Rocket, and The Birthday of the Infanta (NBM)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 February 2014 20:52

Multiple Eisner Award winner P. Craig Russell adapts a trio of Wilde's not-necessarily-kid-friendly fairy tales.

 

 

Marvel Comics 03.19.14 | Striking Out on a New Adventure

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

All New_Ghost_Rider_1_HeaderFirst, a high speed street race in East LA leads a young man down the fast and furious road of destiny in All-New Ghost Rider #1. Then, imbued with strange and immense new powers, Kamala begins her journey to become a true hero in Ms. Marvel #2. Afterwards, Agent Ran is on a mission, and the Winter Solider stands in his way in Winter Soldier: the Bitter March #2. Then, Matt Murdock is in a brand new city, with even more dangerous foes in Daredevil #1. Finally, the Odinson battles to save the Earth across the timestream in Thor: God of Thunder #20.

   

Marvel Comics 03.12.14 | Emerging Menaces

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

Captain Marvel_1_HeaderFirst, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match is back – and nothing is going to be the same in Captain Marvel #1. Then, strings continue to be pulled and the pieces are in play for the Fantastic Four’s downfall in Fantastic Four #2. Finally, from the cold streets of Russia emerges a powerful new villain. Enter – the Hand of God in Black Widow #4.


 

Marvel Comics 03.26.14 | The Dead, the Undead, and the Afterlife in the Marvel Universe

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

New Avengers_16.NOW_HeaderFirst, as the battle for the afterlife commences, one of the X-Men must make the ultimate sacrifice in Amazing X-Men #5. Then, it's vampires vs. zombies in George Romero’s Empire of the Dead #3. Afterwards, to save their nations, Namor and Black Panther must set aside their differences in New Avenger 16.Now. Finally, it’s a cold welcome to Planet X in Uncanny Avengers 18.Now.


   

Image Comics 02.26.14 | Sex, Death, and Hollywood

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:41

chew40-headerFirst, Tony learns how to kill the Vampire in Chew #40. Then, from child star to hitman in Hollywood, this is the story of a glorious bastard in One-Hit Wonder #1. Afterwards, Griffin Franks finally has everything he wants…just in time for someone to take it all away in The Revenge #1. Finally, the son of a slain star steps into his father’s shoes in more ways than one while falling into bed with any woman that’ll have him in Satellite Sam #6.


 

Lovefool 02.17.14 | A Little Information Gathering Between Friends

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Written by Erin Jameson Monday, 17 February 2014 21:55

As the column enters Year Four (Holy cats!), Lovefool has put out a survey to find out what you, dear nerdlings, love to read about most.

 

   

Dark Horse Comics 02.26.14 | What Once Was Lost

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Pariah1 headerFirst, Trapped in space, the genetically engineered geniuses known as “vitros” must band together and create a plan to get back to Earth before their failing satellite turns into a deathtrap in Pariah #1. Then, the most definitive motion picture of a generation was lost before its time, but thirty years later Dark Horse is bringing it back in Vandroid #1.


 

Marvel Comics 03.05.14 | Back in Session

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Magneto 1_HeaderFirst, he was once the deadliest and most feared mutant on the planet…and he will be again in Magneto #1. Then, Summer School is in session as world-famous mutants Wolverine, Storm, and more must educate and train the next generation of X-Men in Wolverine and the X-Men #1. Next, Evolution has gone off the rails and the High Evolutionary and his army have taken it upon themselves to put things right in New Warriors #2. Finally, Frank has discovered the Dos Soles gang’s deadly new weapon in Punisher #3.

   

Dark Horse Comics 03.05.14 | Piercing the Veil

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Veil1 headerA beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from? And what is she capable of in Veil #1?


 

Marvel Comics 02.26.14 | School is Out

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Wolverine _The_X-Men_42_HeaderThey’ve fought monsters, aliens, the Hellfire Club, and even their own school building – but now, the inaugural class of the Jean Grey School prepares to leave their hallowed halls behind in Wolverine & The X-Men #42.


   

Marvel Comics 03.12.14 | One of These Heroes Will Become a Villain

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Avengers Undercover_1_HeaderAsk yourself the question: If you were a teen superhuman and all the adult heroes failed you when you were kidnapped and tortured, would you switch sides and break bad? Find out the answer in Avengers Undercover #1.



 

Image Comics 02.12.14 | Two by Land and Two by Sea

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:17

ManifestDestiny-04-headerFirst, Nicolas Lash is in the deepest trouble possible, and there's only one person who can save him now in Fatale #20. Then, working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform is more than tough...it's murder in The Fuse #1. Afterwards it’s action and adventure set in the South Seas in The Mercenary Sea #1. Finally, surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea in Manifest Destiny #4.

   

Marvel Comics 02.26.14 | Death and Cataclysm in the Marvel Universe

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

Origin II_3_HeaderFirst, Jean Grey has been abducted by the Shi’ar Empire – accused of cataclysmic crimes she has yet to commit, but not all is as it seems in Guardian of Galaxy #12. Then, the Earth has been sentenced to die. Obliterated at the hands of the Celestial Executioner in Uncanny Avengers #17. Afterwards, witness the Wolverine’s first encounters with his greatest enemies in Origin II #3. Finally, it’s Galactus vs. The Ultimates, and the winner will shock the Ultimate Universe to its core in Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand #5.

 

Valiant Comics 03.00.14 | Armor and Armstrong

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

XO 023_HeaderFirst, Archer &  Armstrong have been targeted for elimination by Project Rising Spirit’s most elite kill crew, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps in Archer & Armstrong #18. Then, Aric of Dacia is about to be forced into a brutal confrontation with the deadly legacy behind the universe's most powerful weapon in X-O Manowar #23. Finally, Ninjak is leading the newly formed Unity team right back into the trenches to face the enigmatic Dr. Silk and his high-tech terror cell: WEBNET in Unity #5.

   

Lovefool 02.03.14 | Get On Your Skates

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Written by Erin Jameson Wednesday, 05 February 2014 21:17

Lovefool didn't plan to have her heart warmed by the non-prefab modern girl power of Fast and Frightening—A Comic About Roller Derby, but lucky for her, it happened anyway.

 

 

Image Comics 02.05.14 | A Day to Remember

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 04 February 2014 17:12

drumhellar-04-headerFirst, Alison Carter is a private detective. Her beat: the end of the world, or more accurately, preventing same in Apocalypse Al #1. Then, an immortal talk radio celebrity discovers a slight problem with living forever in Drumhellar #4. Afterwards, it’s the wedding of Knockout and Kid Thor in Invincible Universe #10. Finally, check out this bookend chapter of the newest series guaranteed to completely peel your head in Secret #5.

   

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