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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comics 101, Issue #003: Captain Marvel (Marvel Now!)

Comics 101 is an introduction to running series for those who are interested in trying comics, but are unsure of what to try. The Comics 101 series is aimed particularly … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

In our third and final edition of Our Favorite (Disney) Things, the Girls in Capes staff discusses our favorite ensemble songs from Disney musicals – including two from the musical with the most Favorite Things in this issue.

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer’s CINDER turns the fairy-tale princess into a cyborg mechanic. Get YA Reviewer Mara Delgado’s take on the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series, which turns fairly tales into sci-fi stories.

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

Next up in our Disney Issue series of Our Favorite Things, the Girls in Capes staff explores our favorite love songs from Disney’s animated films.

May 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

“Throughout the film, Nani tries to keep the household together while also looking for work to support herself and Lilo. There are moments in the film where she and Lilo have heart-to-heart talks about their situation.”

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

In this edition of Our Favorite Things, find out what Disney villain songs really give our staff writers the chills!

May 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lessons from Childhood: The Lion King and Poverty

According to many fans and critings, THE LION KING’s Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed nearly top the list of Disney racist caricatures. GIC editor Feliza Casano explores why that point of view may be wrong altogether.

May 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Comics 101, Issue #002: Fairy Quest; Outlaws

This month, delve into fairy-tale comics with an introduction to Fairy Quest; Outlaws, an independent comic by comics writer Paul Jenkins and artist Humberto Ramos.

May 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cast Into Flames

A little-known Disney classic draws comparisons between manipulating faith and faith motivated by compassion. GIC Staff Writer Alan Beyersdorf tells us how Judge Frollo and Esmeralda compare in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Editor’s Letter: The Magic of Disney

Even though I never really went through the “princess stage”… I knew that I would always be like Belle, and that someday my oddities would lead me to a real “adventure in the great wide somewhere.”

May 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (plus giveaway!)

This month, Young Adult Reviewer Mara Delgado reviews SHADOW AND BONE (2012) by Leigh Bardugo – and GIC gives away a copy.

April 26, 2013 · 25 Comments

Kill Bill and Quentin Tarantino’s Love Letter to Asian Cinema

It’s no surprise that Quentin Tarantino, the director of Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004), and Django Unchained (2012), has a huge respect for … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

YA Reviewer Mara Delgado’s take on PROPHECY, the first novel in Ellen Oh’s Dragon King Chronicles trilogy.

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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