Nicole Rodrigues

Comics Editor - Nerd. Girl. Writer. Photographer. Nicole Rodrigues is a lifelong Dork of all Trades but she loves her weeklies most. After creating Nerd Girl Pinups, she's gone on to write reviews for the Silver Snail, C&G Magazine and her personal blog. You can call her Fred if you really want to, especially on Twitter. Email - nicole@dorkshelf.com

Con Etiquette 101: Talking to Creators

July 23, 2014

With con season upon us, we chatted with several creators, artists, and authors about the proper etiquette and important reminders when approaching people you’re really excited to see. Continue reading

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Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth Review

April 28, 2014

There’s a lot at work in this story: loss, love, and more than a smidgeon of lunacy, making Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth one of the most refreshing reads of 2014. Continue reading

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GoGetters #1 Review

February 17, 2014

One woman, her dune buggy, and her a gorilla: GoGetters is an unabashedly fun comic out February 19th. Continue reading

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Top 10 “Romantic” Moments in Comics

February 14, 2014

Love is weird. Love in comics is weirder. Nicole takes a look at the top 10 “romantic” moments in comics. Continue reading

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Interview: Gabriel Rodriguez

February 5, 2014

We chat with Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez about the series ending, what he loved best and what’s next. Continue reading

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VEIL #1 Review

January 13, 2014

Greg Rucka and Tony Fejzula’s VEIL offers a completely unique hero to root for in this Dark Horse series coming March 5th. Continue reading

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PULP Review

November 26, 2013

PULP is a self-contained but fully realized one issue story with a killer ending that’s worth more than it’s meagre price of admission. Continue reading

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Fan Shelf: Locke & Key

November 21, 2013

We talked with Locke & Key fans about why they love the series, and the overwhelming reason was its characters. Continue reading

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Interview: Vivek J. Tiwary on The Fifth Beatle

November 19, 2013

We chat with Vivek J. Tiwary about The Fifth Beatle and what a labour of love it was bringing Beatles manager Brian Epstein’s story to the world. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Sexual Inclusivity in Mainstream Comics

October 16, 2013

Spandex superheroes still dominate the market, but the people behind the masks are slowly becoming as diverse as the people reading each issue. Continue reading

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Interview: Charles Soule on Superman / Wonder Woman

September 9, 2013

We chat with Charles Soule about taking on two thirds of DC’s Trinity in Superman/Wonder Woman, what makes Clark and Diana great characters to write, and why their relationship isn’t the real story of the series. Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

August 6, 2013

We chat with Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky about Sex Criminals, the first sex comedy comic, out on September 4th. Continue reading

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Interview: Andrez Bergen

August 5, 2013

We chat with Andrez Bergen about his latest book Who is killing the great capes of Heropa?, an exciting blend of superhero noir mystery, with a sci-fi twist. Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Sienkiewicz on Daredevil: End of Days

July 17, 2013

We chat with Bill Sienkiewicz about his work on Daredevil: End of Days and what it was like to shape Daredevil’s world one more time. Continue reading

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Interview:
David Mack on
Daredevil: End of Days

June 27, 2013

We chat with David Mack about Daredevil: End of Days, a post-mortem tale of Daredevil’s death and the mysterious circumstances surrounding it. Continue reading

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Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1 Review

June 25, 2013

David Petersen’s Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 2 kicks off with this stellar issue, featuring stories from Stan Sakai, Ben Caldwell, and more! Continue reading

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Interview: Yanick Paquette on
Wonder Woman

June 20, 2013

From her BDSM roots to 1960’s political activism, to her modern day New 52 reincarnation, Wonder Woman is no stranger to sensationalism. We talk with Yanick Paquette about Wonder Woman: Earth One, his upcoming book with Grant Morrison that’s guaranteed to cause a stir. Continue reading

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Interview: Steve Niles

June 12, 2013

We chat with Steve Niles about man vs. monsters in his new series Breath of Bones. Continue reading

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