Author Archives: Sean Ian Mills
Good news, everybody! Gamer Girl & Vixen Volume 2 has started production! New series artist Andrea Rosales has been given the greenlight to get started on a 9-page preview for the next volume, which I can’t wait to share with you all in the weeks to come! I am very excited to be making comics again and I need to be better about using my blog to brag about my work.
For those of you who don’t know, Gamer Girl & Vixen is my self-published comic that I write with my friend Kristi McDowell. We started a few years ago and managed to produce our own graphic novel, which is still available to order from our online store.
Gamer Girl & Vixen is the story of two super-villains who meet cute on the rooftops of New York and use their powers to rob celebrities!
It’s also much more than that! It’s an LGBTQ+ love story about two cat burglars who hook up to commit crimes and get busy! It’s got character drama, romance, thievery and costumed fisticuffs!
Volume 2 is going to continue the story as our main characters get into even more trouble. Now that they’re the hot new super-villains on the scene, they attract the attention of some bigger, more established baddies. I can’t wait to introduce the world to our new villain: Tyrannosaurus Regina!
I am beyond thrilled at how Regina has turned out as a character. She sees herself as the Beyonce of Crime, a rising star dedicated to her work. And she sees in Gamer Girl & Vixen the chance to boost her popularity and add some new talent to her crew.
Her crew is Jurassix! They’re a notorious crime band, pulling off major heists and then rocking out on stage at some underground super-villain clubs. Regina is lead vocalist, with the Hammer Sisters on guitar and bass, and Monkeyshines on drums.
And those are the major new characters for Volume 2! There will be at least one more major new character in the comic, but we don’t have him fully designed just yet. And there are plenty more characters to come in the Gamer Girl & Vixen universe!
I’m going to try and do a better job of keeping you henchies up to date on new developments in my comic. You’re always my strongest supporters and I hope you enjoy reading my comic as much as you enjoy reading my blog, assuming you enjoy reading my blog.
I’m just full of such assumptions!
Pretty solid week for comics this week, everybody! Some of my favorites, like Go Go Power Rangers and Fantastic Four drop, with Powers of X rolling right along. The new issue this week is Gwenpool Strikes Back, which I have high hopes for — though it might not compare with the original series.
At any rate, Comic Book of the Week goes to Unbeatable Squirrel Girl as it kicks off its final storyline with real style and real stakes! Ryan North apparently isn’t going to mess around this time. Shit just got real!
Meanwhile, I was thinking of reviewing the Scream tie-in to Absolute Carnage, but it wasn’t much of an issue, so I’ll just sum it up here: It was fine. It was a little confusing, but it was fine. Far more exciting was the third issue of Event Leviathan from DC Comics! Bendis is killing it with this event, which features some phenomenal character work. I haven’t enjoyed the Red Hood this much in years, and the cliffhanger ending is a spine-tinglingly cool Superman moment!
Comic Reviews: Fantastic Four #13, Go Go Power Rangers #22, Gwenpool Strikes Back #1, Powers of X #2 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #47.
I don’t have many memories of the movie Dark Crystal. It just wasn’t part of my childhood landscape. But the upcoming prequel TV series — The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — looks awesome!
That is some high quality puppetry! And special effects! This could be one heck of a show! And it’s debuting on Netflix at the end of the month, on Aug. 30!
Good times shall soon be had!
Scream is my favorite of the symbiotes. I wasn’t into comics yet when Venom and Carnage first appeared, so I never developed an attachment to them. Whereas Scream showed up right in the middle of the Clone Saga, at the perfect time for me to latch on. Not only is she just plain cool by being the first female symbiote, but she looks awesome!
It’s disappointing that she’s only ever been a minor character, but all this Absolute Carnage craziness has led to her finally making a comeback! And that comeback will including a new ongoing series in the fall, called Scream: Curse of Carnage.
The comic will be written by Clay McCleod Chapman, who I don’t know, with art by Chris Mooneyham, who I also don’t know. But I am hope springs eternal that another one of my favorite obscure characters is getting some attention!
I’m also reading the Scream tie-in mini-series to Absolute Carnage, the first issue of which came out this week. It was…fine. Just fine. But it’s also just getting started, so here’s hoping it really comes together.
Anyway, here’s the text for the first issue of Scream: Curse of Carnage:
Patricia Robertson, Andi Benton, Donna Diego… it’s all been leading to this as one of the original – and possibly strongest – offspring of the Venom symbiote at last stars in her own, self-titled ongoing series set in the Marvel Universe! But after the events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, what remains of the Scream symbiote as it was before? Does it even have a host? What are their intentions? And what will a pair of web-slinging wallcrawlers have to say about its presence in New York?
Here’s hoping Scream gets to have some fun going forward! It’s a shame they didn’t use her in the Venom movie.
And did you know that Scream is the symbiote character that appears in the Spider-Man ride at Universal Studios? It was a fun ride, but then I was very disappointed that they didn’t have any Scream merchandise in the attached gift shop!
Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!
Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!
Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!