LFCC and Cosplay


Hello lovelies, I am back! For now anyway as I go on holiday for about 2 weeks tomorrow so it may be a while before I post again. I wanted to post a few pictures from my most recent adventure out to London, more specifically London Film and Comic Convention. I’d like to also extend a huge thank you to Padfoot Cosplay for taking the photo in the header.

I always cosplay at conventions, I find the atmosphere so exciting and I love meeting people that are so obviously interested in the same things as me. I was Beth Greene from The Walking Dead this time and so many people said I looked like her, which made my day. I loved how people would come and tell me that she was their favourite character. You can find some more photos on Tyche Cosplay.

Heres some photos from the day:


This photo was taken by the lovely Padfoot Cosplay

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Daredevil Review in Gifs

So over the last week I have been revising hard for my up and coming exams, but in my downtime I have been watching the new Daredevil series, which is available on Netflix. It’s really fun and action packed. My favourite TV shows always involve crime and my favourite films involve superheroes, so it is perfect. I don’t have time to write a proper review so I thought I’d tell you my feelings through the medium of Gifs. So here are my reactions when:

When Matt kicks ass

When Claire patches Matt up

When Foggy and Karen are cute

When cute old ladies get passionate about their houses

When Fisk appears

When Matt is shirtless

When Foggy and Matt have a moment

So, if you can’t tell, I am thoroughly enjoying this show and can’t wait to see where it ends up. I’ve become a hardcore Clairedevil shipper so watch out. Have you seen Daredevil yet?

Erin xx

Which Comics Do I Start With?

what comic do I start with
Hello friends. If you read my last post then you will know that I am currently educating you lovely lot in how to start reading comics. I left it just before I started to give you some recommendations. Today I present you with these.

Firstly here are those that I have read my self:


Young Avengers by Keiron Gillen This is technically part way through a series of comics. However, this is the most recent run with a whole new writer. The older issues are harder to get and more expensive. If you like LGBT+ characters and teens getting into trouble then you will love this. Loki makes and appearance, but not in his usual manner.


Hawkeye by Matt Fraction If you thought Hawkeye was awesome, that think again. This grumpy superhero has teamed up with Kate Bishop, a superhero who shares the same name as him. (She is also a main player in Young Avengers). Clint battles ex girlfriends and mafia bosses, alongside adopting a pet dog.

runawaysRunaways by Brian K Vaughn This unlikely group of friends join forces when they find out that they share a common enemy; their parents. Their parents are members of a super secret villain organisation who control a whole city. As the title suggests, they run away and try to work out what to do next. If you like humour and action, then this is for you.


Ms Marvel by G Willow Wilson Ms Marvel has been around for a while, but this new revival consists of her being a teenage Muslim girl from New Jersey. Yes, you heard me right. A teenage superhero, who is a girl, AND IS ALSO NOT WHITE. Can I get a hell yeah. If that doesn’t make you want to read it, then I have no idea what will.


Scott Pilgrim by Brian Lee O’Malley If you have seen the movie, then these are definitely a great place to start. They are hilarious, action packed and really adorable.


Here’s some that I haven’t read but have heard are excellent starting points:

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn

Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way

Fables – Legends In Exile

Gotham Central – In The Line Of Duty

Saga by Brian K Vaughn



Here are some links for anyone looking to delve further into the world of comics:

The worlds longest list ever.

 A cool little guide in a classic comic style.

Empire’s list of 30 comics you cannot miss.

Best Marvel Comics to start with.

Comics for Beginners

comics for beginnersHello! I realise that I have been gone for quite a while, sorry! I am the worst at multi tasking and because I have mock exams coming up I have found it hard to blog whilst revising. However, I am back.

Last summer I took a trip to a comic book store with my lovely friends and had my eyes opened to a whole new world. Soon enough I had a whole collection of comics and was thoroughly obsessed with everything to do with them. However, I had a huge problem. Where the hell did I begin?

It is so hard to jump into a new world, especially one with the large history that comic books have. I was a little bit lost and kind of petrified. Then I found my saviour in the form of Amy Dallon. She’s the most adorable person ever and is a huge comic nerd. She vlogs on the Geek & Sundry channel on YouTube in a series called Talkin’ Comics.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why write your own post if you are just going to share a video? Well, I thought I’d write my own guide. I’ll put in my own recommendations and then add more over time. Sound good? Alrighty then.

Who the hell writes comics?

You probably already know this, but there are two main publishers for comics. DC and Marvel. Most people prefer one or the other. I’m more of a Marvel girl myself. There are other publishers for comics as well, my favourite being Dark Horse Comics.

As for who actually writes the comics, well you may just have to discover this for yourself. In any one comic you may have 5 or 6 people at least working on it. There are writers, artists and editors. Obviously there will be a main contributor who has their name printed on the front cover, but it really is a team effort. If I like someone’s art style in one comic it may lead me to discover a fantastic writer that they worked with on another project.

Where can I buy these marvellous creations?

I guess I could just say go to a comic book store, but I think you might have already thought of that. The question that is asked more often is about the format and how to look for one.

In America, new comic book day is on a Wednesday. I have literally no clue what day it is on for other countries, but I am pretty sure it will be the same. So next Wednesday take a stroll into your nearest comic book shop and ask what new stuff they have in.

Another place to look is in the Bargain bins at conventions or in the shops. They usually have a bunch of cheap comics that they are practically giving away. These are quite useful for figuring out what art style or plot line you usually like.

If you don’t have a comic book shop near you (like me) then the easiest way to do it is through The Book Depository or Amazon (ugh). I’d choose The Book Depository if I were you, Amazon has some morals that aren’t the most agreeable.

Another tip is to borrow from your friends if they let you. If you are friendly with people, then it is most likely because you are into similar things.

You can also sign up to get digital copies of comics through the Marvel sites or various other websites. This might be a good idea if you are living somewhere where storage is a problem and Trade Paperbacks are taking up too much space.

What is a Trade Paperback?

I’m glad you asked. Sometimes you join a comic in the middle of its run and have no clue what the hell is going on. That’s easy enough to get around. Trade Paperbacks are collections of comics, usually of the same story line or at least a manageable chunk of one. This makes it a whole lot easier to jump in as if you need it, back issues are easy to get.

Where do I start? 

I feel like there are a few steps to this.

  1. Figure out what type of story do you want? Superheroes are not the only subjects of comics. You can get some freakin’ awesome tales about any kind of people. Do some research in to that.
  2. Take a look at some ‘Best Of’ lists. There are all types of awards for comics, if something has made it onto a short list then it will definitely be good and may be worth checking it out.
  3. What do you watch on TV? Do you like Superman and Batman or are you more of a Phil Coulson kind of person?  If you already follow a character because of seeing them in another medium then that might be a good way to find a comic. Joss Whedon carried on Buffy the Vampire Slayer into comics, maybe you want to start out there?
  4. Take a peek at Erin’s list of Comics that she reads. This is the next post I will publish, so you’ll have to wait until then unfortunately. 😉

So whilst you wait impatiently for my list of things that you shold most defineitly read, what are your recommendations? Are any of you desperate to start reading comics?

Erin 🙂