The Monthly Read – December 4th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Kelly Marie Tran, indigenous representation in Thor, Shania Twain is a queen, and video gaming’s Joyce Weisbecker.

1. Kelly Marie Tran: The Rise of Rose | Buzzfeed
“Two years ago, all of Kelly Marie Tran’s dreams came true: She got the career break of a lifetime and landed the new lead role of Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she moved to London and got to work with some of her personal heroes (Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and actor Laura Dern, for starters), and she finally paid off her student loans. And then, once filming wrapped, she ran away.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out this month. Look for Kelly’s Rose to play a big part.

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The Monthly Read – November 6th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Ed Skrein forfeit, “Carmilla” the Canadian short series that could, and why Sylvia Plath is allowed to smile.

1. On cultural appropriation and the importance of Ed Skrein forfeiting his ‘Hellboy’ role | Shadow and Act
“In his pursuit of what felt “right,” Skrein—a Hollywood actor, unburdened by the social responsibility inherited by a journalist—exercised a certain grasp on the concept of ownership and identity that Weiss has yet to obtain for himself, as the writer seems to suffer from an unfortunate misunderstanding of what cultural appropriation is. “

Props to Ed Skrein for recognizing his white privilege.

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The Monthly Read – October 2nd

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have the return of Patty Jenkins, Todd Chavez and Asexuality, and a cosplay to cancel all other cosplays.

1. Patty Jenkins Closes Deal to Direct ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel | Variety
“Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct the sequel to the summer hit “Wonder Woman.”

Gal Gadot has already signed on to return in the title role. The film is slated for release on Dec. 13, 2019.”

Locked and loaded.

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The Monthly Read – September 4th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Michelle Yeoh looking badass, inmates that play D&D, and the limits of nostalgia.

1. MICHELLE YEOH LOOKS DAMN GOOD IN THE CAPTAIN’S CHAIR | Angry Asian Man
“In case missed it, fellow Trekkies, here’s the newest trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, straight outta San Diego Comic-Con. The latest foray into the final frontier takes place ten years before The Original Series, following the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms. The new trailer includes several shots of Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou looking badass, doing badass stuff.”

Michelle Yeoh, Star Fleet Captain. Heck yes.

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The Monthly Read – August 7th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have 90’s Captain Marvel, 100 years of Japanese Animation, Ghostbusters comic preview, and because linguistics.

1. Setting Captain Marvel in the ’90s hints at how much she matters | The Verge
“Captain Marvel isn’t due out in theaters until March 2019, but Marvel was quick to give the film its due during the studio’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con last night. One of the key details revealed during the presentation was that the movie will be a period piece set in the 1990s, a timeframe that will set it apart from most of the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

A Secret Invasion 90’s type movie with Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, count us all in.

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The Monthly Read – Wonder Woman Special

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This special edition of The Monthly Read will only feature articles about Wonder Woman.

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Wonder Woman is out JUNE 2ND everywhere.

Get your tickets ASAP!

1. We Need to Talk About That Wonder Woman Budget | Film School Rejects
“Despite its strategic positioning in the DC cinematic universe, and positive fan reaction, Wonder Woman is working with not just one of the lowest budgets of Warner Bros’ films, but of any current superhero film.”

Read up on the stats then go watch the movie. Wonder Woman is in theatres everywhere June 2nd.

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LGN Presents: The House Cup

Attention Witches and Wizards! We are pleased to announce the 2016 House Cup!

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Come down to Happy Harbor Comics on Thursday December 1st at 7pm for games, prizes, treats, and butter beer.

First you will be sorted into houses and then we’ll play trivia and miniature Quidditch. There will be magical prizes for winning teams and the house champion.

Muggles are welcome to spectate and socialize.

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LGNYEG and Happy Harbor Comics are supporting the Food Bank. We’re encouraging donations of any kind. Any non-perishable food items will be collected at the event.

The Weekly Read – Oct 24th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Jennifer Walters returns, comic anthology for Orlando, and Hermione is the best.

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1. Mariko Tamaki launches a new Jennifer Walters Hulk series for Marvel | AVClub
“Jennifer Walters has had a rough summer. She suffered near-fatal injuries and the death of her cousin, Bruce “The Hulk” Banner, in the pages of Marvel’s Civil War II crossover event, and that trauma is the foundation of Walters’ new ongoing series debuting in December from writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Nico Leon. Hulk will explore how Walters’ turbulent emotional state impacts her efforts to resume her life as a lawyer and superhero, and ditching the She-Hulkmarks a major shift for the character in the Marvel Universe.”

‘This One Summer’ author tackles She-Hulk for Marvel.

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LGN Presents: Writing FAQ

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Thursday, November 3rd at Happy Harbor Comics 

Join us for a panel discussion about books, publishing, editing, and all things writing. We will have special guests speaking about their various experiences. We have joining us…

Karin Weekes, Lead Editor at BioWare

Kate Boorman, author of the Winterkill novels

Cassandra Weir, Municipal Liaison in Edmonton for National Novel Writing Month

We will host a discussion and then open it up to Q&A. So, story lovers and story tellers come on out!

LGN Presents: Spooky Screenings!

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Halloween is upon us! On October 6th, join us at Happy Harbor Comics as we screen some of our fave spooky episodes. This is a free event, we will have snacks and pop by donation. The spooky screening starts at 7pm.

Here is what we’re screening this year:
– Community “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps”
– Brooklyn 99 “Halloween I”
– Halloween Tree

This is a free event. Everyone is invited.