Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Glee Liveblog! 105

SuperQueeros for 9/30/2009

Today I'm starting a new weekly tradition: SuperQueeros! Each week I'll bring you a summary of which new comics are featuring LGBT(etc.) characters! Now, I'm no Kiden Nixon, so I may miss one or two. If you spot an omission, please let me know in the comments section and I'll correct it tout de suite!

This Week in Comics:

Gotham City Sirens #4 - Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn have always blipped my gaydar, and, though the wiki articles on Ivy and Harley don't specifically say they have an overtly romantic relationship, there's definitely been a lot of Sapphic speculation (especially on my part). What say you, betches? Are these two the Mystique and Destiny of the new century?

Justice Society of America #31 - So Obsidian was an egg. And, from what I can tell from the preview released by DC, he's now a mortally-wounded ex-egg under the knife in a building being rocked by a superhero brawl. Anyone reading this? Is our boi more than just a fetchingly-colored piece of furniture?

EDIT: I just picked up this title and can confirm that Obsidian is still, literally, a background character. "Egg-sidian" is sitting pretty under an incubator lamp, waiting for the JSA Flash to hatch him, while Mr. Terrific is under the knife. Either way, this is not a good issue for black people.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Scarlet Betch Episode 3: "X-tra Long Edition!"

The wait is over! Jason and Anthony are back at it with recaps on Glee's newest episode "Preggers", how the bat family is better off without its patriarch, artists who never cease to deliver (the good and the bad), smexy smexy typefonts, Young Avengers sans Heinberg, how Lesbian characters can carry their own title, and much much more!

Remember to comment below! We'd love to interact with you! And send in any requests, tips, or advice you have to

hex ya later!

scarlet betches

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Glee Liveblog! "All the Single Betches!"

Jack Kirby's Dreamland Starring Astro Boy

Heirs to comic book royalty Jack Kirby have sent 45 notices of copyright termination to Marvel, Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, and other studios who hold media-licensing rights to Marvel characters. The notices expressed intent to regain the copyrights of certain characters as early as 2014. Representing the heirs are Toberoff & Associates, the firm that helped Jerry Siegel's heirs reclaim a share of Superman's copyright from DC last year.

What characters are mentioned in the notices have not been disclosed. Kirby is credited with co-creating such Marvel staples as The Fantastic Four, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, and Captain America. The termination notices could allow for Kirby's heirs to a) reap in a share of the profits from the films featuring said characters, and/or b) shop the characters to other studios.

While it's too early to speculate what could come of all this, I'm a blogger, and giving my unwarranted opinions on topics I'm not entirely read up on is sort of my thing. The hopeful fangirl in me, that is, the one who sat through two Fantastic Four movies, likes to think that if the heirs win their claims, they'll sell the characters to studios that will better serve Kirby's vision, or that competing franchises will give audiences the ability to choose what movie/cartoon/comic we enjoy rather than simply footing the bill for something we all hate because it's the only opportunity we'll get to enjoy our heroes. Comic book media doesn't have to suck.

Jamie Madrox cast in Glee?! And tune in for our Glee Liveblog!

Ok, so the title of the post might be a shade misleading, but that's the first thing I thought when I saw this amazing cover of the Glee hit song "Don't Stop Believing" of Journey fame. Sam Tsui, a first year at Yale brings us this great compilation where he records over himself to achieve that wonderful perfectly blended sound. I'm not usually attracted to guys younger than myself, but Sam is absolutely adorable. And of course, now I feel like a major creeper, being the 22 year old peeper. Sam also has the best Michael Jackson medley that I've ever heard. You can check it out after the jump.

Also, check back tonight for Scarlet Betch's first liveblog event of tonight's episode of Glee! For our readers not on Eastern Standard Time, be wary of spoilers. And not the Stephanie Brown variety.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Scarlet Betch Episode 2: "I See Your Night Girl, and I'll Raise You a Squirrel Girl"

The wait is over! Episode 2 is live! Jason and Anthony come back with an episode chock full of character-offs: Loki vs. Sinister, Jubilee vs. Shadowcat vs. Pixie, Graymalkin vs. Night Girl vs. Squirrel Girl, Obsidian vs. Jade, and much more!

Apologies again for the recording quality. Skype decided to be a major betch and caused all kinds of mayhem.

But! we have a theme song!

Oh! And you can always email us at with comments, tips, or topics you want us to talk about!

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hex ya later,

scarlet betches

Gendered Fantasy - FF: Dissidia

So I've traditionally been a nintendo whore. I went from SNES to N64 to Gamecube to Wii. But recently I've put on my big boy gamer pants and branched out to other systems. Bought an Xbox360 (of which half of the games I own, I'm too scared to play) and most recently a Playstation Portable (PSP for the laybetch).

The only reason why I bought a PSP was to play the absurdly fun, unapologetic heap of fan service that is Final Fantasy: Dissidia. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, FF:Dissidia is at its core a 3D crossover fighting game featuring a metaplot which brings together iconic characters from the immensely popular Final Fantasy franchise. Ever get into a heated debate on whether Squall could kick Cloud's ass? Or perhaps comparing the ego of Sephiroth and Kefka? This is your game.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Disney's New Business Plan: Scare Little Kids, Take Parents' Money

Walt Disney Studios has announced that in collaboration with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth) they will be launching Disney Double Dare You, a new production label to create new animated films with "chills and thrills for audiences of all ages". Del Toro, who is currently directing both Hobbit adaptations, will serve as the label's producer and occasionally direct certain projects.

Nightmare Before Xmas wasn't bad. I could probably watch it in theaters two or three more times.

Boss Mouse is taking no prisoners. First the comic book nerds, now the Hot Topic goths. Who's next? Gamers? Hipsters? Vegans? Whatever the hell people who still listen to Kid Rock call themselves?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We're on iTunes!

I'm happy to announce that the Scarlet Betch podcast is now, officially, listed on iTunes. So all you iPod users can subscribe and get new podcast episodes as they are released! You'll be able to search for Scarlet Betch within the next few days, but until then you can click here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A New Challenger Approaches!

A warm Scarlet Betch welcome to our newest contributor... Jetta!

Jetta will be chiming in with the latest in gay geek news, commentary, and reviews. She's been tearing it up like somethin' fierce over at as Bitchzarro and has graciously agreed to inject some of her witty content into our mix, between podcasts.

hex ya later,

Scarlet Betch Jason

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scarlet Betch Episode 1: Pilot

The inaugural episode of Scarlet Betch is finally here! Jason and Anthony are your resident Scarlet betches, and in today's episode we gab about Stephanie Brown as the new Batgirl, Batwoman taking over Detective Comics, what Gail Simone and Chris Claremont have in common, a quick rap up DragonCon, the new twinky Dr. Who, and the Legend of the Seeker.

Some minor technical difficulties in the recording of the audio, apologies all around, so you might need to turn up your volume. Please feel free to comment below, we'd love to hear from you! We also need a theme song! If you have any suggestions please pass them along! :P

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Hex you later,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Scarlet Betch is a podcast and blog about everything gay, geek, and gawesome. We cover weekly news on queers in comics, video games, science fiction, etc. Scarlet Betch was formed during a a catch-up phone call between Jason and Anthony. One thing led to another and BOOM! POW! WHACK! THUD! We have a podcast. Hope you enjoy, and please email us if you have any feedback, tips, etc.

Contact us: email

Jason Tseng lives in New York City where he works as a fundraiser for a theatre nonprofit. He also contributes to The Bilerico Project and Below the Belt.

Anthony Kuhns hails from Tallahassee, FL where he works as an actuary. He also works on his own independent comic book and was recently featured in independent comic anthology, Lydia Feeds the Pigeons.

Jetta also writes for Below the Belt under the handle Bitchzarro. Be sure to check out her great work over there!