About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: “Marvel’s Agent Carter” 2.5: The Atomic Job

Peggy Carter

Agent Carter veered too far into slapstick this week but still delivered a satisfying episode. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter,’ 2.4 “Smoke and Mirrors”

I want that blouse. And those sunglasses. Image via ABC/Disney

Besides the flashbacks, “Smoke and Mirrors” featured one murder, one interrogation scene, one tranquilized Jarvis, a romantic scene between Peggy and Wilkes, and Peggy being threatened with deportation. Not bad for a quieter episode. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

DC SuperHero Girls Coming to Free Comic Book Day

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Our first comic book glimpse of the DC Super Hero Girls and their high school will come on Free Comic Book Day. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Spotlight On ‘Vertigo Quarterly SFX: Bang!’

Vertigo, Howard Chaykin, Shutter

‘SFX: Bang!’ is a Vertigo anthology that showcases some seriously good stories in multiple genres. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter,’ 2.3 – “Better Angels”

Howard and Wilkes, sciencing up the place. Image via ABC/Disney/Marvel Entertainment

Wilkes comes back but not all is well. Howard comes back and he thinks all is well. Meantime, Thompson is still being the worst boss ever. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Vertigo Spotlight on Red Thorn

Red Thorn,David Baille Meghan Hetrick

Thorn is a freed demigod of…well, that’s not clear. Sex, certainly, and charm, and cleverness. Perhaps he’s a friend of humanity. Perhaps not. Issue number three is entilted “My Beloved Monster,” and that about covers it. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ Is Back

Peggy Carter

Peggy Carter is back, in Hollywood, and her show is the most fun I’ve had watching television all year. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Vertigo in the New Year

unfollow, Rob Williams

‘Unfollow’ sets 140 people in direct competition for billions of dollars, while ‘The Sheriff of Babylon’ is a look at the mess left in Iraq after the successful American invasion. They’re both for mature readers, of course, and both worth reading, though they might not be to everyone’s taste. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Punk Rock + Astro City = Excellent Vertigo Week

Our lead's "art" arm. Image via Vertigo Comics.

This week in Vertigo Comics, the debut of a punk rock comic, more Astro City, Art Ops continues its charming weirdness, and an Eric Kripke series proves somewhat disappointing. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

This Week in Vertigo Comics: God Is Dead

Gail simone

The devil is back in ‘Lucifer,’ the story in ‘Clean Room’ becomes even more twisty, and the demigod Thorn steals the show in this week’s Vertigo releases. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Vertigo Comics This Week: Lord Byron as a Tech Zombie

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Lord Byron as a modern day romantic? Casanova as the Big Bad? That’s the most intriguing concept in this week’s Vertigo comics. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Mid-Season Top Ten

Adorable, until Simmons said she needed to go back. (Image via Marvel Entertainment/ABC)

Now that you’ve (hopefully) watched the mid-season finale, here’s my list of this season’s top “Damn, show!” moments. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Geek Stylin’: ‘Star Wars’ Cross Pens

Cross Pens Star Wars Click collection box sets. Image via Cross Pens

Star Wars plus superior penmanship equals a double geek-out. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Vertigo Comics This Week: The U.S. in Iraq

The splash page to the Sherrif of Babylon. Look carefully. image via Vertigo Comics

Last week, I talked about the resurgence of Vertigo Comics. Each week, my partner in reviewing, Ray Goldfield, and I will look at their current books, especially debut issues, to see if we can recommend jumping aboard. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.9: Closure, Part 1

Coulson, Ros, ATCU

Coulson ups the bad-ass factor this week, complete with skydiving into an alien world. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

The Revival of Vertigo Comics

Red Thorn #1, image via Vertigo

Three new titles, two horror, one all-ages, showcase the best of Vertigo Comics’s new direction. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Daytona International Speedway Goes Interactive

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Not only has Daytona International Speedway updated the physical plant, they’re updating their Wi-Fi and interactive capabilities as well as part of their expansion project. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.8: Many Heads, One Tail

They're so cute when they're not accusing each other of being evil. Image via ABC/Disney

It’s a dangerous double date as Ros and Coulson spar and Hunter and Bobbi infiltrate ATCU. Also, Fitz and Simmons bemoan the circumstances that keep them apart before kissing. Twice! Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel, ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.7: Chaos Theory

ATCU, Rosalind, Coulson, Daisy

A seeming ally has a sudden yet inevitable betrayal, and it looks like May’s marriage is finally kaput, due to the whole shape-shifting into an Inhuman killer thing. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.6: Among Us Hide…

Hunter, Daisy & Hunter hang out. Er, do surveillance together. Image via ABC/Marvel Entertainment

Two major secrets are revealed, and Bobbi finally gets some measure of revenge for her torture on a tense episode. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.5 ‘4,722 Hours’

Image via ABC/Marvel Entertainment

A spotlight of Simmons struggling to survive on a barren world may be S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best episode ever. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” 3.4 ‘Devils You Know.’

Hunter, SHIELD,

A death hits the team hard, Lash strikes again, and Coulson settles into his new tieless self. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” 3.3

You all know I'm better than you--May. (image via Marvel Entertainment/ABC.)

This week, May returned to form, Coulson reminded everyone he’s a spy, and Simmons continued to recover from her interstellar exile. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.2 ‘The Purpose in the Machine’

Careful, you guys have a bad track record with pits.
Source: ABC.

Marvel’s Agents are back again, here to save the world. But first, they have to rescue one of their own. Will they succeed? Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Sports Illustrated, You’re Part of the Rape Culture Problem

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Here’s how ‘Sports Illustrated’ covers stories about women. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Same Geek Channel: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 3.1

Skye, SHIELD, Lincoln

If you bailed on this show back in season 1, you need to pick it back up now. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Five of My Favorite Fictional A.I.s

Descender, art by Dustin Nguygen, image via Image Comics

TIM is the latest in a long line of fascinating artificially intelligent beings in science fiction–and that started me thinking about other stories featuring artificially intelligent beings, which led to a list of my favorites. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Exclusive Preview: ‘Harley Quinn #20’

Harley Quinn, Green Lantern

Harley Quinn heads to Hollywood in this exclusive DC preview. Note: may not be suitable for children. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Daytona International Speedway Stadium Project Nearing Completion

Daytona 500, Daytona Speedway

It took the Romans approximately eight years to build the Coliseum. It’s taking a considerably shorter period, less than three years, to finish the $400 million Daytona Rising project for Daytona International Speedway, a project that will completely alter the fan experience while being one of the most modern public stadiums ever. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

The Hunger Games Exhibition: True to the Books

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Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square is a detailed and fascinating look at the world of Panem. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Lost in the Shuffle: DC Comic Announcements From Comic Con

Icon, Hardware, Static

Milestone’s back, Static may be a live action show soon, Lois and Clark are back together, and Vertigo has some fine titles on the horizon. All good news from DC Comics. Continue reading

About Corrina Lawson

Writer, Mom, Geek and Superhero. though usually not all four on the same day. Author of the award-winning Phoenix Institute Superhero series and the steampunk novel, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.