La Metafeminine En Español: Gorgonas y la Piedra

Alright, welcome back to our next entry of La Metafeminine En Español! This time we’re going to be looking at a selection of works where Gorgons and Stone Transformation were the primary metafeminine aspect on the cover. We get things started with a bit of a dud; Right off the bat El Libro Pasional No. 93: …

La Metafeminine En Español: Para los Árboles

Alright, welcome back to La Metafeminine En Español! Today we’re going to be looking at a selection of works where Tree Transformation was the primary metafeminine aspect on the cover. First up; Casos Extraordinarios! El Universe de Lo Oculto (Extraordinary Cases! The Universe of the Unseen) No. 49 has a beautifully painted cover. The details …

MetafemWatch: British GQ December 2013

I love brick-and-mortar stores and printed media. The internet is certainly great for finding things you know you are looking for, and for finding stuff collected in websites you may visit often, but sometimes you just can’t replace being surprised by something on a shelf. Behold, my most recent surprise; If you are a huge …

MetafeminineWatch: WEIRD TALES – September, 1947

Like my last MetafeminineWatch, this article will look more closely at the metafeminine aspects of a publication. This time we’re zooming in on WEIRD TALES – September, 1947. You can read my buddy’s full review of it over at Exiern.com. Expect spoilers here as well. There are a couple of items to touch on, the first being the …

Comic Review: Supergirl #4 (1973)

Don’t forget – SPOILERS! I’ve whined lamented before about comic book covers that are drawn as a literal representation of the interior story’s plot. 9 out of 10 times I’ll buy it hoping that what appears on the cover actually happens inside, and find myself disappointed and frustrated. For the most part Supergirl #4 doesn’t …

Comic Review: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #8 (1997)

What with Star Trek Into Darkness coming out (relatively) soon, I thought it only right to take a look at one of the franchise’s treks into transformation and the metafeminine. Yes, technically any of the many series’ and movies’ many “aliens are just humans with brow ridges” examples could count as metafeminine. But as much …

Fantasy Women of Pinball: Fathom (Bally, 1981)

For an explanation of this series and my Ranking System read here. I’ve mentioned that something that really gets me stoked for a pinball machine is one that tries to tell a story, or make your actions/score part of an event that means something. And when it comes to setting up a pinball machine’s story, …

Comic Review: Strips #6 (Dec. 1990, Rip Off Press)

This ended up being a pretty short review, and for one primary reason; sometimes covers lie. And they don’t always mean to. Sometimes they’re just meant to be a visual interpretation of the interior’s theme. Which is why we sometimes get such beautiful artwork as; Sadly, the interior of Chuck Austen’s STRIPS #6 has nothing …

Comic Review: SKEEMA #1 (1996) [multiple breasts]

I’ve stated before how much I really hate picking apart self-published comics. In the 1990s serious effort and money was required to get a comic anywhere near complete, let alone printed, published, and distributed. It is a process of dedication I can only respect. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the fact that many of these efforts …

Comic Review: Detective Comics #624

If you’re like me you may remember a particularly annoying aspect of 90s comic books: There was never a catch-up page. I recall multiple times I’d pick up a book off a rack in Boscovs or Walgreens (you know, when comic books were actually sold in things called department stores) and I’d have NO idea …

Magazine Review: Heavy Metal, February 1983

HEAVY METAL is a magazine I’ve been wanting to review for some time. But, given the various stories and artists featured within each issue’s pages, it wasn’t until I worked out the home run/hit/miss method I used to review Pulp Review: Avon Fantasy Reader No. 9 (1949) that I was happy with how to go …

Pulp Review: Avon Fantasy Reader No. 9 (1949)

We all know I am a big fan of transformation-themed stories. In addition to that, I am a big fan of old scifi and fantasy short stories. So when I began stumbling across fantasy and scifi pulp magazines from the 1940s and 1950s with great images on them of women seemingly transformed or transforming I …

Comic Review: VESCELL #7

After meeting the friendly and pleasant Enrique Carrion at C2E2 I hoped that I would enjoy Issue #7 of VESCELL as much as I had the previous issues. It’s never fun negatively critiquing something, especially once you’ve put a face and a handshake to the name on the cover. Fortunately VESCELL’s latest issue lives up …

Comic Review: VESCELL #6

In the last issue we found out something very interesting about Machi, and we haven’t been kept waiting to learn more. Yes, I’m finally getting around to reviewing Vescell #6, and as usual – spoilers await! Things start quickly as Moo and Avery assist Machi in leaving her cocoon. She’s reborn with a beautiful pair …