We’ll return to your regularly scheduled posts in a little bit but we just wanted to say how absolutely gutted we both are to hear about the passing of Star Wars author Aaron Allston. He wrote some of our favorite books and was a wonderful man who we both had the pleasure of meeting at multiple conventions. We could never say anything but good things about him and we are fortunate to have had the chance to have met and talked with him.
Rest In Peace, good sir.
One year ago, something awesome happened: the first issue of Sam Humphries’ Uncanny X-Force was released. To say we instantly adored it, wouldn’t fully express how much we loved that first issue and every issue since. We had no idea how much we would end up looking forward to it each month when we put together that initial What Are You Wearing? post to coincide with the title’s launch. It’s become a book that we spend far too much time telling each other how perfect it is, and how we often feel like it was tailor made for us. From featuring one of the most diverse teams in comics (including our girl Betsy!), to storylines that cover basically every end of the spectrum, to delving into who the characters really were — we loved every last bit.
Because the comic gods have seen fit to rip this book from our grasp (yes, we’re being dramatic), we’re honouring its end in the only way we know how: by dedicating this entire week to all things Uncanny X-Force. So here’s to Psylocke and Storm and Puck and Spiral and Bishop and Demon Bear and Sam Humphries, all the artists and colorists, and the editorial staff who made this book a reality. Nothing will be able to replace you on our pull list every month.
Bria and Lin
|MONDAY||– [WAYW] It Was Your Heart On The Line — Psylocke|
|TUESDAY||– [INSPO] What Would Cluster Wear?|
|WEDNESDAY||– [INSPO] Style Like Fantomex|
|THURSDAY||– [INSPO] Fashion Finds — Ororo Munroe / Storm II|
|FRIDAY||– [WAYW] It Was You All Along — Betsy & Cluster|
Much heralded as a leading lady Avenger, this week’s launch of Natasha Romanova in her own Marvel Now! title pleases us greatly. It pleases us so greatly that we’re kicking off the new year by joining the celebratory Widow Week, hosted by the ever excellent Fuck Yeah, Black Widow of dot tumblr dot com.
So kick back a chair and scrub that red off your ledger, because we’re going to play this spy game to win.
|MONDAY||– [DIY] Closet Cosplay: Black Widow|
|WEDNESDAY||– [INSPO] What Would Black Widow Wear|
|FRIDAY||– [WAYW] The Longest Winter II|
We just wanted to wish everybody a delightful holiday season, and thank everybody again for all their support! We’ll be taking a little break for the next two weeks, but we’ll be back in the new year — and with Katsucon right around the corner, we’re definitely gearing up for some exciting cosplay to share with everybody! Cheers!
– Bria and Lin
Hey everyone! It’s been a little while but we’re finally back. Sorry if we didn’t post to Twitter and Instagram as much as we would have liked — internet was virtually non-existent in the black hole that was the con.
But once again, Dragon*Con was four days of crazy and awesome and tons of costumes, and we definitely partook in all of those — in the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing pictures and our cosplays! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from our Instagram: