WHAM! BAM! Thank You, Ma’am! — Monet St. Croix

callisto-vs-sabretooth-4Welcome to Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma’am!, Geeks OUT’s newest monthly recap that focuses on the trials and tribulations of a different Marvel Universe SFC (Strong Female Character) each month. July’s spotlight shines on a fan-favorite X-Man who can go toe-to-toe with Emma Frost in regards to powers, attitude, and money… Monet St. Croix (a.k.a. M).

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Dazzler: The B-Sides

 

Bill Sienkiewicz Dazzler #29 - Arkham Comics 7 rue Broca 75005 ParisThe 1980s was the decade that took excess to the maximum. Neon-sprayed hair was jacked up to Jesus, shoulder pads were no longer just for football players, and the music was leagues beyond the tripe that currently clogs “Top Ten” Spotify playlists. From this shimmering era of cocaine and new wave synths came a superhero for the times. A beacon that descended like a glittering disco ball and quickly developed an unshakable fan base that still thrives to this day. Alison Blaire a.k.a. the mutant songbird known as Dazzler.

Unlike her genetically empowered counterparts, the X-Men, Alison was more concerned with furthering her career in music as opposed to heroism or contributing to the human/mutant cohabitation plight. She preferred to only use her powers of sound-to-light transduction to entertain audiences instead of proactively snuffing out criminal activity. This conflict would be part of the driving force for most of the Dazzler ongoing series that Marvel Comics published from 1981 through 1985.

Roughly thirty years later, the comic book market is seeing a massive influx of female-led titles and Alison Blaire is right in the thick of things as one of the prominent members of the all-female team, A-Force. With a fresh fashion makeover, several unresolved storylines, and a fantastic roster of potential co-stars, has the time has come for Marvel to flip the record to side B and give Dazzler a well-deserved encore?

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Nerdgasm: April 4th, 2015

mortal-kombat-x-goro-600x320Mortal Kombat X: Brutal footage featuring Goro.

Axel Alonso clarifies X-Men status post-Secret Wars.

Charlie Cox talks Daredevil with Seth Myers. More trailers released.

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Nerdgasm: March 27th, 2015

INFERNO-2-cf411Dennis Hopeless talks about Secret Wars: Inferno and what that means for Colossus, Illyana Rasputin, and Madelyne Pryor.

Secret Wars #1: More bang for your buck.

Secret Wars newspaper hits the stands in April.

Title revealed for The Walking Dead spinoff series. First promo set to air during season finale.

Bryan Singer casts Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Gen Con releases response in wake of Indiana’s new LGBT discrimination ordinance.

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