Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs masquerades by day as a Talent Coordinator for TV and radio in Toronto, but her (not-so) secret identity is actually that of super-nerd-girl! Her geekiest passions include sci-fi TV, graphic novels, Victoriana, dystopian YA lit, Harry Potter, and anything written by Aaron Sorkin. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope twenty-four times in theatres when it first came out, so it’s really not her fault that she turned out the way she did. Sam also contributes articles for CBC Live, The Televixen, and TdotComics, You can find her on Twitter @SamMaggs, if you're into that sort of thing.

Ladies Make Comics Too: Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey

October 24, 2013

Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey are in the midst of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign to re-print one of the first-ever comic book superheroines (and she’s Canadian, too!). Check out our interview with the two ladies who are bringing Nelvana of the Northern Lights back to life. Continue reading

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Ladies Make Comics Too: Agnes Garbowska

September 5, 2013

A queen of the comic convention circuit, Agnes Garbowska is an incredibly talented (and exceptionally sweet) creator of some of the cutest comics around. We got the chance to chat with Agnes at Fan Expo 2013, and asked her about her love of comics, and what it’s like as a female transitioning from indie to mainstream comics. Continue reading

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What to Read Before Marvel Phase Two

August 15, 2013

We’ve got four more Marvel flicks to look forward to between now and 2015. To make the wait a little less unbearable, why not spend some time getting familiar with the source material? Here’s what you need to read to prepare yourself for the rest of Marvel’s Phase Two films! Continue reading

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Dream Casting: The Runaways Movie

August 1, 2013

With all the news coming out of SDCC about Marvel’s Phase 2 and 3 films, we can’t help but think about a long-shelved Marvel project that’s near-and-dear to our hearts: The Runaways. Here’s our dream casting! Continue reading

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10 Laughable Baddies We Hope Take Over During DC Villains Month

July 3, 2013

Since DC comics is turning September 2013 into “Villains Month,” I thought about who I’d like to see take over for a few weeks. Not because they’d be scary, though. Oh no; you should know me better than that. Because they’d be terrible.
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Dream Casting: The Fables Movie

June 17, 2013

If you’re a fan of Bill Willingham’s amazing Eisner award-winning comic book series Fables, then you’ve probably heard the recent announcement that the DC/Vertigo series is being developed for the silver screen. Here’s our list of dream casting for the upcoming Fables movie! Continue reading

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Villains Take Over at DC Comics!

June 4, 2013

It’s good to be bad at DC Comics! Two years after their New 52 re-launch, DC will hand all of their titles over to some of the worst scoundrels in the comic universe in September 2013. Continue reading

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Check Your Shelf:
June 2013

June 1, 2013

Hey fellow Dorks! I’ve been getting a lot of messages from community-minded Dork Shelfers who want to share their exciting new comics, upcoming events, and crowd-funding campaigns with the world. Here’s my round-up of the most exciting goodies for June 2013! Continue reading

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Man of Steel at the CN Tower

May 29, 2013

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman …’s costumes at the top of the CN Tower! Continue reading

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Fave Finds: TCAF 2013

May 15, 2013

Sam Maggs shares her haul – and, of course, the wicked work of some incredibly talented folks – in her fave TCAF finds of 2013! Continue reading

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Ladies Make Comics Too: Gemma Correll

May 2, 2013

Full disclosure: I’m a fiend for pugs. It’s for this reason (among a long list of others) that I think Gemma Correll’s comics are some of the most amazing art pieces ever. Continue reading

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The 10 Strangest Superman Crossovers in Comic History

April 17, 2013

Poor Supes has been forced into meeting after ridiculous meeting with some of the weirdest folks you can possibly imagine. Here’s our list of the strangest Superman crossover moments in comic history. Continue reading

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Ladies Make Comics Too: Amber Benson

April 10, 2013

You probably recognize Amber Benson from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; but, what you might not know about Benson is that, in the years since her Whedon days, she’s become a prolific creator of film, television, webseries, novels – and, of course, comic books! Continue reading

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Top 10 Superheroes Way Lamer Than Aquaman

April 3, 2013

Though Aquaman gets the short end of the stick in mainstream comic culture, there are far worse comic book characters out there. Check out this list of the top ten superheroes (and supervillains!) that you should definitely make fun of well before Aquaman. Continue reading

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Ladies Make Comics Too: Noelle Stevenson

March 26, 2013

Meet Noelle Stevenson: the crazy high achiever responsible for web comics’ The Broship of the Ring, Nimona and a slew of hilarious nerd franchise parody comics! Continue reading

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Empowerment 101 Illustrated by The Hawkeye Initiative

March 20, 2013

Let’s take a look at some of the most important “lessons” women can learn from comics, as illustrated by some of The Hawkeye Initiative’s best work. Continue reading

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Ladies Make Comics Too: Gail Simone

March 7, 2013

It’s impossible to talk about female comic creators without featuring one of the most influential women in the business today: Gail Simone. Continue reading

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Must Read: The Graphic Canon, Volumes 1-3

February 27, 2013

If you’d like to add a little class to your comic collection, The Graphic Canon has what you need. A three-volume collection, The Graphic Canon is all of the greatest literature in the history of the world, as seen through the eyes of the greatest comic artists in the world. Continue reading

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