Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 2, “Something Stolen, Something Red”

In this episode, Natasha goes to an ally for help to figure out what was done to her – but naturally, the answer only leaves more questions… Let’s discuss Bad Blood. NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for the story/episode being discussed.

Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 1, “Blackout Protocol”

The serial reviews have returned! This time out, I am diving into the world of serialised Marvel universe fiction, and I jumped at the opportunity to read a standalone story about Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow. I mean, come on. She was the coolest Avenger (barring, perhaps, Steve Rogers) in the MCU – but I always wanted to know more about her, and the volume of comics/graphic novel material out there was always intimidatingly dense to me. But this? Bitesize

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Ninth Step Station, Episode 1.2: The Bodiless Arm

So I’m starting to see a grisly theme with these episodes? In this episode, Miyako and Emma are on the hunt for whoever has attacked and mutilated a secure courier, presumably for the data sleeve they were carrying. Though of course, the case is not nearly so simple. And when she’s not on the clock, Emma is getting flirty with Kensuke, one of Miyako’s fellow detectives – and her ex. Oh, boy. Let’s discuss Ninth Step Station.

Ninth Step Station, Episode 1.1: The Faceless Body

New year, new serial review! First up for the weekly review feature (#serialgeekery) is Ninth Step Station, created for Serial Box Publishing by Malka Older. This is a science fiction/cyberpunk/neo-noir serial written by Malka Older, Curtis C. Chen, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Fran Wilde. It sounded all kinds of interesting as soon as I heard about it, and I am very excited to finally be diving in. So! Let’s begin discussing Ninth Step Station!  

The Vela, Episode 1.1: A Leisurely Extinction, by SL Huang

Hooray hooray, it’s a new serial day! The Vela is one of the latest new releases from Serial Box Publishing and has been on my 2019 watch list for a while, because the lineup of writers associated with it knocked my geeky socks off: SL Huang, Becky Chambers, Rivers Solomon and Yoon Ha Lee. I mean. It’s like rock star levels of writer collaboration, if you’re a modern sci-fi nerd. And I love me some modern sci-fi. So let’s dive

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