Blake Northcott

blake1 Blake NorthcottBlake Northcott is an author, Twitter-er, and occasional Slayer of Vampires (only the ones that sparkle).You can follow her on Twitter, or pick up her best-selling sci-fi/superhero book Arena Mode over at

a.k.a. The Best Thor

Toni Darling, the Original Female Thor

It’s official: Thor is now a woman. And although this may seem like a strange and unusual concept to most people, for cosplay fans it’s been a long time coming. In the summer of 2012, [...]


This is not Mike Huddleston. We hope.

Mike Huddleston of ‘The Strain’

On July 13, the FX network will premier one of the most anticipated new shows of the summer: The Strain, based on The New York Times-bestselling novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and [...]



Preview: Mark Millar’s ‘MPH’ #2

Mark Millar’s new comic book series, MPH, introduced us to a fictional drug that enables regular people to sprint at supersonic speeds, set against the sobering–and unfortunately non-fictional–backdrop of modern-day Detroit. Book one set the [...]


She IS infinity and beyond.

Comic Book Girl 19 Strikes Back!

February of 2013 doesn’t seem like that long ago, but since my last chat with Comic Book 19 her career has changed dramatically. Her self-titled YouTube show has exploded in popularity thanks to her Game [...]


Son, you can't run with a faceful of lightning. Pull over and talk to the police.

Preview: Mark Millar’s ‘MPH’ #1

The characters In Mark Millar’s newest comic, as always, are so vibrant they practically leap from the panels – but as the story progresses, it’s the backdrop that quietly takes center stage. While superhero tales [...]



Sneak Peek & Review: Mark Millar’s Starlight #2

In the debut issue of Starlight (Image Comics, $2.99), Mark Millar pulled off something that is a rarity in the world of comic books: he tugged at our heart strings, and deftly took just a [...]



RAT QUEENS: Sass and Sorcery

“It’s like D&D…if your campaign was a combination of Lord of the Rings and Sex & the City.” That was how Image Comics’ surprise hit Rat Queens was described to me before I’d cracked open the [...]


Hellboy oh boy!

Mike Mignola on Hellboy’s 20th Anniversary

Once in a while I’m reminded of an anniversary — whether it’s for an awesome movie, TV show, book, or even a product — and immediately think, “Damn…now I feel really old.” Because that awesome [...]


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Mark Millar on ‘Starlight’ (with Exclusive Preview!)

Some people spend their days excitedly awaiting special occasions – the events that are asterisked, circled and underlined on their calendars with an enthusiastic red marker: birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Festivus…but not me. I just wait [...]


Probably in the top four or five best comics in history to star a talking space raccoon.

Interview: MARVEL artist Steve McNiven!

by Blake Northcott Even the most casual comic book reader has a “must read” list – those select few titles that are so significant, so compelling, so “holy crap I need this in my collection” [...]