Monday, March 28, 2016

Superweek Show Me Yours and Giveaway

Welcome to the first ever Superweek at Goldilox and the Three Weres, an entire week devoted to superheroes, supervillains and superpowers.

We're kicking things off with a special edition of Show Me Yours and a Super Giveaway!

Normally, for Show Me Yours one of our bloggers describes a specific type of book we'd like to read and the others make recommendations. But the idea for Superweek came when I was listing all the books in my TBR pile and realized that I already own a lot of books about superheroes. So I don't exactly need book recommendations. Instead, this month we're going to tell you about some of our favorite superheroes, who may or may not be from a book, and we'd like you to share yours in the comments.

Show Me Your . . . Superheroes

A lot of people probably have Batman on their minds right now since the Batman vs. Superman movie was just released last weekend. But Batman has always been my favorite superhero. I think it's because I have a thing for gadgets. Between his utility belt and the Batmobile, Batman always has the best toys.

Batman the Animated Series logo.jpg

My favorite incarnation is the animated series from the 90's. Kevin Conroy will always Batman to me no matter how many other actors portray him. (Part of the reason I also liked the futuristic Batman Beyond was that Conroy reprized his role as the senior caped crusader.) Another thing that makes this version of Batman my favorite is that he had a great nemesis. Mark Hamill is a fabulous Joker. I loved how dark the show was, especially for an animated show, and how stylized. It felt kind of revolutionary for a cartoon at the time. 

I'm going to be weird and pick a whole team of superheroes as my favorite because there is no way I can pick just one member of the X-Men as a favorite. Although, Gambit is high up there on my list. I was an X-Men junkie when I was a kid. I watched the animated series religiously and read all of the comics I could get my hands on. I was in love! These were superheroes that were outcasts of society but they didn't let that stop them from being good or fighting the others of their kind who weren't. I spent countless hours on the playground with my friend pretending that we were the X-Men. The best part was that there were enough characters of both genders that everyone could play whichever character they wanted. One of my girlfriends could play Jubilee, while one of my guyfriends played Storm, and I could pretend to be Gambit or Rogue depending on the day to my hearts content.

When I heard they were coming out with movies, I was ecstatic! My childhood obsession was becoming a movie franchise. I went to the midnight showing of the first one and was so excited that I almost vibrated out of my seat. I will admit that I have loved each and every X-Men movie that has come out whether it's been well-received or not. Well, except for The Wolverine because I haven't seen that one yet. These movies are my crack and I will go see every single one they come out with. Although, I wish they would back off on the Jean Grey plots. I love her but they need to focus on some of the other mutants. I'm so excited for X-Men: Apocalypse because we're finally FINALLY going to get to see Jubilee in the films! When am I going to get to see more of Gambit, his brief screen time in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was not nearly enough for me. I'll just have to content myself with going back and rereading my X-Men comics.

To celebrate Superweek, we've got a superhero prize pack that includes a Batman notepad, pens and bookmarks, Supergirl socks, a Superman key chain and PEZ dispenser, Green Lantern sticky notes, and a copy of Jinx by Jennifer Estep.

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Who are your favorite superheroes?

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  1. Well I like Wonder Woman, Thor, Batman and Superman. Wonder Woman is probably my favorite.

  2. Batman, superman, fantastic four and spiderman

  3. Thor, Black Widow, Jessica Jones are my two favorites. I've liked some of the Batman movies over the years. Some are better than others.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads


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