Zazzle Launch

Welcome to Zazzle, FanFriends! Zazzle is a rad site that lets you upload designs to make custom t-shirts and other cool stuff. The really great thing about Zazzle is that you can customize everything and chose the style of T-Shirt and therefore shop within your price range; so everything starts at under 20 bucks and varies depending on what you want! The shirts are very high quality; we still have some from our MAD Studios Store that are 5 years old or so and still in surprisingly great shape!

Some of the designs are meant to be used with Zazzle's customization tools, meaning you can add images and text to personalize and enhance the design however you want! Right now, the Speech Bubble and Thought Bubble designs are available, meant to be filled in by YOU!

I hope you enjoy these designs and continue to check in as I create more, plus start designs for the other merch Zazzle has, like stickers, pins, skateboards and more. Spread the word and remember to like us on Facebook for a chance to win some free merch!
More on this later...


Fangirl World Pinterest Board

Fangirl World is making it's way around the web! Say hello to the Pinterest board! The images you will find really fall in line with the roots of Fangirl World, meaning it has a focus on fashion, decor and crafts. It's like Martha Stewart gone geek chic!

As I mentioned in the post about our Facebook Launch, all the Fangirl related pages have a slightly different point of view- there would be no point in having all of these websites if they provided the same content!

Speaking of the Fangirl Facebook, we're only 40 or so "Likes" away from our first GEEK GIVEAWAY! Tag and brag, get rad swag! Spread the word and win some stuff!

What other websites might I bombard you with, you ask? I only have plans for two more: A Fangirl Zazzle where I'll have my T-Shirt designs available and soon I will FINALLY have my Etsy together to sell some of my home woven handicrafts.



Why you've got to love Spider-Man

AvX #4 tids and bits

Hey did you know, the PHOENIX IS COMING?!? Seriously, how many panels of bird fire flying through space can we manage? But Wolverine drinking in a bear skin kinda makes up for it.

Thank YOU, Marvel, for this scene.

It's always Clobbering Time by Thing's clock.
Choose your battles, Thor...

Beer gets Wolverine not to kill you. I may have saved your life with this information.

It's that time of the month.

What CAN'T science do?

Catch up on  AvX: 0, 1, 2, 3.

Now on Facebook

You know those Facebook pages that are somewhere between hilarious and annoying, filling your feed with funny/stupid/crazy crap from the depths of the internet?

Well, we're now one of those Facebook pages! Go to www.facebook.com/fangirlworld and "like" us, and you too can get the silliness of the web with a decidedly geeky twist delivered ad nauseum on your FB. The main difference between this site and the Facebook page is that while this site will try to focus on original content, reviews, previews and occasional funny covers and panels I find, the Facebook page will have a lot of comic/cartoon/video game content posted daily that I find around the internet, mostly memes and whatnot.

At 100 likes, I will be giving away a prize to 5 happy fangirls or boys, chosen at random! As we get closer to the goal I will reveal hints about what they will be! I'll keep doing it every 50 likes after that! Yay!

Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy our Fangirl Facebook Adventures!



The Avengers

Spoilers, Spoilers Everywhere!

Have no fear, mere mortals! I'm here to help you sort through The Avengers reviews and responses! This record breaking bit of AWESOME has most fanpeople reeling with joy. Indeed, Gakwer called it "The Perfect Comic Book Movie":

"This is a full-fledged, huge-hearted plunge into the pop-art world of comic-book euphoria. This is how you do this right. This is probably as good as it can be done." 

After all, it did break all kindsa records! 

"The Avengers" shot past the previous record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year's "Harry Potter" finale. With $441.5 million overseas since last week, "The Avengers" worldwide total climbed to $641.8 million." 

Though later in the Gawker review, the author says
"There's a little bit of Marvel movie continuity business that I'm not enough of a comic-book enthusiast to understand; there's a big reveal of some future villain that made the audience gasp, but I had no idea what I was supposed to be gasping about."

Ah, let me help you out with that!
That would be Thanos, and he's concerned with cosmically kicking ass and pimping out the Infinity Gauntlet.

Luckily, Joss loves him!

" He for me is the most powerful and fascinating Marvel villain. He’s the great grand daddy of the badasses and he’s in love with death and I just think that’s so cute. For me, the greatest Avengers was THE AVENGERS annual that Jim Starlin did followed by THE THING 2 in 1 that contained the death of Adam Warlock. Those were some of the most important texts and I think underrated milestones in Marvel history and Thanos is all over that, so somebody had to be in control and had to be behind Loki’s work and I was like “It’s got to be Thanos.” And they said “Okay” and I’m like “Oh my God!” 

Implications everywhere for the Marvel Universe:

"Based on everything we’ve seen it would appear that Thanos’ quest for the Infinity Gems would fit in nicely here, however all is not as it seems..."

And even though Sam Jackson was bitch slapping critics via Twitter,

"#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"

there were a few people who still weren't took happy with The Avengers. The Pentagon, for one,

“We couldn’t reconcile the unreality of this international organization and our place in it,” Phil Strub, the Defense Department’s Hollywood liaison, tells Danger Room. “To whom did S.H.I.E.L.D. answer? Did we work for S.H.I.E.L.D.? We hit that roadblock and decided we couldn’t do anything” with the film."

and some Bollywood stars who said that the scenes in India perpetuate a stereotype of westerners coming to rescue poor foreigners:

"Kolkata has a rich culture and heritage, and a filmmaker should respect that," Bollywood star Rituparna Sengupta, who lives in Kolkata, told the Hindustan Times. "There are two scenes about India, and they only show slums. It could have been done in better taste."

What's Fangirl World's word? This movie is fucking awesome. It's playful and funny, it's exciting and well paced, it's worth the watch. There will always be something to complain about. I'll chose Captain America's suit design (it just looked bulky to me!) and the fact that there are no references to Hank Pym or Wasp (correct me if I'm wrong, of course! I just wanted a little somethinsomethin!) It seems like an awfully hard task to combine all of these heroes, these egos and story lines into one movie, but it was handled nicely and with a lot of humor. See it before the second one comes out!

"Studio execs confirmed on Tuesday that the Marvel superhero film, which opened to a record-breaking $200 million in the US box office, will receive another installment."


Handmade Goodies!

I'm participating in a series of local art shows this summer; here's a quick pick of some of the comic book inspired crafts that I like to make!


Science of Superheroes! Dr. James Kakalios

It's Wednesday, which means all the new comic books will be making their way into the hands of happy fans everywhere; but did you ever wonder about the science of Superheroes? How much brain damage should Batman have sustained by now anyway? How much energy is Tony Stark producing in that arc reactor? How strong is Spider Man's webbing?

Dr. James Kakalios is a Physics Professor and author of the Physics of Superheroes. I met him at the USA Science and Engineering Festival where he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about his favorite heroes, the newest Iron Man vs Magneto fight in Avengers vs X-Men, his consulting work on the Amazing Spider-Man movie coming out in July and generally nerded out with me about comic books. Enjoy!