Ethnic-Lookin’ Women in Comics

One of my favourite hobby-horses, is the lack of ethnic-looking women in comics. I grew with the X-Men and Batman but in the last few years I’ve realised how distinctly White the the entirety of the universes are, both DC and Marvel and various alternate universes. It amazes me, that these comics which are set … Read more

About Natasha Chowdory

Is a Masters student for the second time - to become a Librarian. Takes pictures of clouds (because they're amazing) and devours YA books like it's the end of the world - also loves fantasy novels with strong female leads. Dreams of going into space one day because it's the final frontier.

Comic Figures: Pest Control

About Motoko First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Comic Figures – A new ride

About Motoko First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Book Review: The Manga Guide To The Universe

The latest “The Manga Guide To..” series brings us the universe. This is the second book from the series I have reviewed and I was looking forward to how this will encompass the vastness of the universe as a topic. As always, the story unfolds in manga form while teaching the reader all the questions raised. It starts with the Japanese story of Kaguya-hime, and her wish to go back to the Moon where she came from. This setting opens up the universe, with the book guiding you on your journey.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Comic Figures – A date with Tachikoma-san

About Motoko First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity

“The Manga Guide To…” series has been reviewed before, but this time we hit the topic of relativit­y. This being a lazy Sunday afternoon, I had several options. Play StarCraft 2, watch anime or put my brain into gear and see how much information I can absorb. I chose the latter, and this being a manga as well, I figured it would be fun at the same time.

The Prologue sets the scene; it is summer break and the crazy headmaster has decided that all students need to write a report on one topic over the holidays. A quick spin of the wheel and… it lands on relativity. All the students gasp in horror, relativity?! No one has a clue at all! But in steps the heroic Minagi to volunteer and take their place. However, he soon regrets his decision but he has Miss Uraga to teach him.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Comic Review: Brimstone and the Borderhounds. Not for the squeamish!

This is really not something you want to be reading to your children as a bedtime story, unless you want to give them nightmares. An adult comic, Brimstone and the Borderhounds tells of a story of two sides of a coin; the mortal coil of our current existence, and the other worlds you may end up when you die. Where souls are a commodity and death is just the beginning, the remains of your consciousness drifts through the Nexus upon your demise: a corridor to other forms of existence such as Heaven, Valhalla, or Hell. Good deeds in your life or bad ones make no difference, as the choice of where you will end up was made before your inception. Unfortunately for some, Hell is the only destination you will go and centres around the main character Brimstone.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K