Hannah Smith, journalism major at the Univeristy of Memphis. Memphis, TN. December 6, 2013

What do Batman, Superman, and the Flash all have in common? They're white guys. The new Ms. Marvel is not.

Introduced as Kamala Khan Captain Marvel #17, Kamala is a teenager, who lives in Jersey City. She's also a shape-shifting super-human, who struggles with teenage life in America as a Pakistani-American. Also fighting super-villains. Kamala is getting a proper debut in All New Marvel Now! #1 sometime in January of next year as the new Ms. Marvel.

 
 
Hi, readers! 
I'm writing an article on women of color in popular comics and I need your help.
If you could, so kindly, take this survey. Its a simple multiple choice survey where you click on the box next to the name of the black super-heroines that you've heard of. I'm only using DC Comics and Marvel Comics characters, who are black and are still alive or still in circulation. Again, if you have heard of these characters, just click the box. I'd really appreciate it!
Click on this link!
 
 
Comics, action figures, and tons of lego bricks were abundant at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy convention. From November 15-17, the Memphis Comic and Fantasy convention convened at the Hilton of Memphis. Discussions about Harry Potter, Dr. Who, steampunk, and superheroes were held in conference rooms on the first floor lobby of the hotel. Cosplayers flocked and fluttered around the convention, striking poses for pictures and goofing off with one another.  


 
 
Here on Nerd News Memphis, we are doing something different. Instead of a TV show with characters I like, I'd like to discuss a podcast with characters I like. Podcasts have become a new form of media. This media let's artists, journalists, radio personalities, and many others use the expansiveness of the internet to reach larger audiences. One podcast in particular has caught the attention of thousands of internet surfers: Welcome to Nightvale. Set in the fictitious desert town of Nightvale, WTNV is a faux radio show hosted by smooth voiced and omnipotent Cecil Baldwin. Cecil talks about the on-goings of his beloved town, Nightvale, which is like if the Twilight Zone was eaten by Cthulu. Cecil Baldwin is my favorite radio host, who doesn't actually exist, who is as sweet as he is frightening.    

 
 
Hey, look at that, another photo-a-day challenge! GeekClicks is going to show some insight into my daily life. Sometimes it might be related to the actual blog, sometimes it won't. But, at least, it'll be funny. Every Wednesday, I'll post the photos from the previous week and put it all into a slideshow for all to see. Enjoy it, ya'll!
 
 
“We are the Crystal Gems. We always save the day. And if you think we can't we'll always find a way!”

Today, it is a triple threat of awesome. Steven Universe is a cartoon on Cartoon Network that premiered Nov. 4 of this year. It is a story about a boy, Steven, with a gem in his belly and, with the help of three magical girls, they save the day from certain destruction.

The three lovely ladies of Steven Universe are all my favorite characters: Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst. Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, really made a hit with these three characters. Read on to find out why they are A+ material.  


 
 
Hey, look at that, another photo-a-day challenge! GeekClicks is going to show some insight into my daily life. Sometimes it might be related to the actual blog, sometimes it won't. But, at least, it'll be funny. Every Wednesday, I'll post the photos from the previous week and put it all into a slideshow for all to see. Enjoy it, ya'll!
 
 
Hannah's Reasons are going to be a weekly post uploaded on the blog where I talk about characters from TV shows that I adore. The amount of reasons may vary from post to post, but the topic will remain the same. I hope you enjoy! Now onto the post!
Let's talk about my love of Abigail Mills. 
In case you live under a rock in the farthest corners of Mt. Nowhere, Abigail Mills is one of the main characters in the new TV series Sleepy Hollow. There are several things that make Abby one of the most important characters on TV right now, but I will just name three.

 
 

J.K. Rowling is trying to kill us! There are rumors circulating of even more movies in the works, based on more books from the Harry Potter series. Both "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" and "Quidditch Through the Ages" have reportedly been trademarked by Warner Bros. Entertainment. 

 
 

 Raise your wands, Harry Potter fans. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling have made a fantastic announcement. 

Warner Bros. Entertainment have announced in a press release that a new movie series inspired by the Harry Potter world will soon be in the works.