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Category Archives: Comics

Sexism in Geek Culture, with a look at Comics


In the most recent Coming Out of the Basement Podcast, we discuss sexism in geek culture, with a bit of a closer look at comics (along with the Mass Effect 3 ending). For the first subject, I had enough sources and examples that I thought it made sense to do a post on the topic. […]

COTB 003 – On Sexism in Comics and Mass Effect 3 ending


Carlos and BJ discuss various forms of sexism in geek culture including comics, video games, and professional competitive gaming. Finally they discuss the ending of Mass Effect 3 and all the drama surrounding this fan reaction. [Edit from CJ: And a friend mentioned we might want to mention a trigger warning, which is a good […]

COTB 002 – E-Books and DnD 5th edition


Carlos and BJ discuss different issues facing e-book distribution and some great books, then they delve into 5th edition speculation. Finally, they revisit the new 52 and many of the issues facing the new comic universe.  

COTB 001 – Kickstarter and Superman Grounded


Carlos and I cover the purpose of Coming out of the Basement, give a brief intro of each other and our geek credentials, then talk about Kick Starter and Superman Grounded (We can’t help ourselves and delve into the new 52 briefly).

I am such a sap


I don’t read as many comics as I used to- although I’m finding the new D&D comic strangely funny. I did look at the Green Lantern Brightest Day/Blackest Night stuff, though, to see who died, who came back, etc. I always did like Green Lantern, although I wasn’t a giant fan of them making Hal […]