Fall season is usually when the bulk of popular shows premiere on TV, but there are plenty of favorites that fall outside of the traditional time frame. We wanted to put together a poll highlighting our favorite mid-season premieres and ask you about your favorites. For the purposes of this poll, we’re limited it to new and returning fiction shows that premiered a completely new season between January 1st 2014 and June 1st 2014. If your favorite show falls outside of that time period, we apologize. Maybe it’ll make it into our next poll!
All-New X-Men #1-5 “Yesterday’s X-Men” (2012)
- Art by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger & Marte Gracia
Sometimes, the best guests at our comic cons are those who redefine the fandom by dressing up.
These costumed players, or “cosplayers”, have become a prominent part to these large geek gatherings. They represent a kind of freedom to those that share our devotion to certain beloved characters by bringing them to life. In turn, peers would appreciate and cheer them on.
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"The men in the room suddenly realized that they didn’t want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.” ― Neil Gaiman
—and Terry Pratchett. The quote is from Good Omens. And it’s describing War. As in the horseman(woman) of the Apocalypse.
And I am SO down for anything comparing Natasha Romanoff to War.
“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
Meta Fiction was jam packed with moments that fans have been looking forward to for weeks. We started right out of the gate with Dean’s highly anticipated shower scene that had fandom worked up since the promo first aired. This was followed a few moments later by Castiel gracing our screen for the first time in weeks, which came as a welcome relief to many fans who’d been missing the angel. Both of these events inspired tags on Twitter before the episode even aired. The tag #WetDean was created to celebrate the heavily marketed bit of shower moistened skin and #HelloCas was started to welcome back the fan favorite Castiel. The latter trended in the United States at several points and received over 12,000 tweets in a 24 hour period. There were other explosive surprises in store, though, including the sudden reappearance of another fan favorite who had been long rumored to be making a comeback. Overall this episode proved that fans are being listened to, to some degree, and given what they want to the extent that the narrative will allow. It shouldn’t be a surprise, though, as this episode was written by Robbie Thompson who has proven time and time again to have his finger on the pulse of a large portion of the fandom.
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