In a genre dominated by male counterparts, female sidekicks are nothing new. But after the decades we’ve seen them change and morph into strong-willed, intelligent, capable characters that can stand on their own two feet. When your female sidekick is doing most of the work, it begs the question – why aren’t they the lead? More than the super-smart hacker behind the muscle, more than the damsel in distress for the dashing hero to save, here’s a list of 5 ladies who could take over for their mentors without skipping a single beat. (more…)

Civil War II

In case you have been living under a rock, Marvel Comics has been heavily promoting their Civil War II comic event. This is the follow up to the original Civil War crossover which Captain America: Civil War is loosely based off of. This time, instead of Iron Man Vs Captain America, it is Iron Man vs Captain Marvel. Instead of a Superhuman Registration Act, the conflict is over a new super-powered Inhuman who has the ability to predict the future (including future crimes). Captain Marvel wants the new Inhuman to be able to profile future crimes and attacks before they happen, and Iron Man against it with the argument that people shouldn’t be punished before a crime is committed. Think Minority Report, but with Marvel’s superheroes.



Jessica Chastain has shown time and time again that she has the acting chops to take on pretty much any role.  Most of the world has been tracking her Hollywood progress ever since her scene-stealing turn in 2011’s The Help, for which she earned an Oscar nod.  With her latest outing, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic, Interstellar, Chastain has now stepped into the genre waters, even if it’s just wetting her feet.  It appears, however, that she is loving the feel of the water and is interested in trying her hand at a role that plenty of us would love to see her in: the role of a superhero. (more…)

Aubrey Plaza’s web images put me in the mind of that ‘Quirky Girls’ skit from SNL. There’s also a lot of sexy pics too, and I thank her for that. After about ten minutes of searching, it became obvious to me that I need to start watching ‘Parks And Recreation.’ It seems upon seeing the movie superhero success of her co-star Chris Pratt, she decided earlier this year she’d like to play Catwoman, saying to Total Film, “I just think it’s the ultimate female role. You get to be a woman, but you also (can) destroy people, and you use all your female energy for evil.” I never pictured Catwoman as “evil” but party on. Not sure if that backhanded pitch went anywhere, but she’s at it again. However, she’s set her sights on a much stronger target this time. (more…)


Recently, a few comments from veteran comic book movie writer David S. Goyer sparked a debate across the Internet. While being hosted on the Scriptnotes podcast, Goyer made more than a few crass remarks about She-Hulk and whether or not she was designed to be an adolescent reader’s version of a porn star. He then proceeded to pair off the green heroine with her better-known cousin, (He-)Hulk, in a shag-fest. Needless to say, people got more than a little upset about what Goyer had to say. And while no one can debate the short-sightedness of the writer in making such statements to a public audience, I would argue that Goyer is no different from the vast majority of comic book fans – both male and female. (more…)


Hey! Comic nerds! Did anything, I don’t know, incidiary happen on the internet in the last 24 hours? Haha. I’m kidding of course. By now you will have surely heard about David Goyer‘s alleged smack talk about She-Hulk in the midst of an all-star screenwriters panel on a live edition of John August’s ScriptNotes podcast. In no uncertain terms, Goyer said that She-Hulk was as a sexed up male fantasy whose sole function was to be a girl only the Hulk could, ahem, love. Leaving aside the ickiness of She-Hulk being Man-Hulk’s cousin and everything, a lot of people are of the opinion that Goyer’s comments are off the mark, and one of them is She-Hulk’s co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee. (more…)


When you’re in the entertainment industry, it’s hard to take everything that happens to you seriously. This is doubly so when you work in the world of super heroes, comic books and geek-centric media. So was the case when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-writer, David S. Goyer was invited to talk, along with several other screenwriters, on a podcast known as Scriptnotes. Unfortunately, what Goyer had to say rubbed a few people the wrong way. Apparently, claiming She-Hulk is just The Hulk’s fuck buddy and reworking Martian Manhunter’s origins didn’t exactly fall on the diplomatic side of things. Read on to hear what Goyer had to say. (more…)



A woman dressed as She-Hulk is sought by UK Police in connection with a violent assault outside the Blake street McDonald’s in York. The green colored woman, believed to be a 5ft 8in tall white woman in her late teens or early twenties under all that green body paint, is suspected in an assault on a 17 year old York girl who was left with bruising to her face and a black eye after the attack.

Police report that the incident occurred just after 3am on Friday, April 26 outside the McDonald’s, a known neighborhood hot spot of incidents of drunken revelry and violent incidents. The North Yorkshire Police report 122 incidents connected to that McDonald’s over the last 17 months.

So many incidents in fact that the City of York Council held hearings and revoked McDonald’s 24 hour operation license and required the fast food restaurant to shut down after midnight during the week and at 1AM on Fridays, Saturdays, Bank Holidays, and Race-days.

PC Cheryl Hunter, of York Police, said:
“This appears to have been a wholly unprovoked assault. Thankfully the injuries were not too severe. However, the outcome could have been far more serious.

If you witnessed the assault or can identify the woman I need to speak to about this incident, I ask that you contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.”


The pictures were gathered from the York CCTV system which consists of 78 cameras positioned at various locations around the city. They serve the dual purpose of assisting traffic management and promoting community safety.

Anyone who can help the police with their inquiries is asked to phone PC Hunter on 101 or email

Seriously, someone out there knows this person or took a picture of her at some point that day. What’s the first thing a person these days does when they see a green skinned woman on the street? Take out their phone and snap a picture. There’s probably some UK Facebook page with tons of pictures from that nights escapade.

Via: Yorkpress


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ABOVE: I always thought Rachel Weisz was smashing. Seeing her depicted as She-Hulk, though,  adds new meaning to the word, don’t you think? [CBM]


Angie Harmon Wants to She-Hulk Out

The picture above is this NerdBastard’s thought on Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) as She-Hulk after a rage induced rampage, you know, just like when Bruce Banner wakes up alone, with only a stretched pair of purple pants to keep him company.

Angie’s tweeter fans have kn0wn of Harmon’s desire to play She-Hulk and her love of the Avengers Movie. Angie posted a picture of her She-Hulk smashes sidewalk pose and a fan color-tweaked and re-posted the picture.

This NerdBastard will readily agree that the picture isn’t very sexy or She-Hulk-y besides the coloring . . . rip the shirt and skirt . . . and longer hair would go a long way to making the cut, but when I checked out some of Angie’s pictures online this NerdBastard does think she could pull of the Jennifer Walters part of the She-Hulk character.

Harmon had this to say about the character:

“I have to be her,” Harmon said. “You don’t understand. I have to be her. It’s the best quote ever when The Hulk turns around and goes ‘I’m always angry.’ I was like, Ohmygod! I stood up in the theater and literally cheered. I did.”

And she’d be fine wearing She-Hulk’s skimpy costume? 

”I would rock that like there is no tomorrow. I would kill that outfit. I’d put these 36Cs on display. Boom!” she said. “And what about her libido? That’s my favorite part. She-Hulk, bed! She-Hulk, screw! Can you imagine? Then she just picks him up and throws him around the room like the Hulk did with the bad guy. [Makes smashing noises.] But apparently, she’s normal size.” Well, no role is perfect.