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

"Oh--oh yeah? Well so's your FACE!...wait, wait, let me try that again, I can do better."

Penultimate ‘Starlight’ Preview!

Mark Millar’s epic space adventure thunders towards its conclusion: Starlight #5, the penultimate chapter in the six-issue limited series, hits comic stores everywhere on August 13, featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards and one of [...]


Pictured: Only known photo of Joshua Hale Fiakov

Joshua Fialkov writer of ‘The Bunker’ [preview]

Like everyone else, I’ll take a chance at the comic store every now and then. I’ll roll the dice on an issue #1 if the cover looks interesting or if I heard something good about [...]


Kids get up to the craziest shenanigans.

‘Kick-Ass 3′ #8: The Last Issue of ‘Kick-Ass’ Ever!

On what was probably a snowy Canadian afternoon in early 2008 (if it was before June it’s safe to say it was snowing) I flung open the door to my favorite comic store and stepped [...]


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 [...]




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