A Preview of LEGO Marvel Superheroes

Remember when LEGO bricks were just … bricks? Yeah, me neither. The fully licensed LEGO Hogwarts and hobbit holes perching proudly on your kids’ shelves make the red plastic loose-brick bucket seem like the mascot of a bygone era. As if the classic builder’s toy hasn’t changed enough in the last half century, LEGO has […]

6 Books You & Your Progeny Must Read This Summer

Many nerdy families are planning trips to the major tourist attractions around the globe this summer, some of you might have something a little more adventurous in mind: reading. From young adult novels to history to projects for kids, here are my picks for six notable books to read this summer. 1. The 5th Wave […]

Retro Superheroes: Remembering Our Childhoods With Our Kids

That’s the strange thing about superheroes, to me, anyway: There are so few “new” ones out there. Occasionally a genuinely new superhero will come along, with unique powers and an intriguing backstory. The Incredibles come to mind, that adorable family of reluctant superfreaks who save the planet in their own bumbling way. There’s Finn and […]

Wonder Woman, Super Girl & Bat Girl: Superheroes for Your Supergirl

Please don’t tell anyone what I am about to tell you. If you do, I’ll have to kill you. Ready? My daughter is a secret agent. She doesn’t want anyone to know this. She’s afraid if anyone finds this out, they will steal her moves and blow her cover. She does have some fancy moves. […]

Young Justice: Season One Vols 1,2,3

Created by Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man) and Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), and bearing their respective signatures, Young Justice’s story begins when the Justice League’s adolescent sidekicks decide to form their own team. Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Artemis undergo special missions assigned by Batman himself, uncovering a […]

Create Your Own Superhero Kit

Create Your Own Super-Hero Kit

We all have our own ideas about what makes the optimal superhero. Growing up reading comics didn’t hurt this vision, and if your kids are fans of superheroes, it’s likely they followed in your footsteps reading comics as well. Like any kid immersed in this universe, it’s pretty easy to imagine a fantasy avatar of […]

Girl Power Dress

It’s no secret that the comic-book world has mostly male superheroes, but why should the boys have all the fun? Your daughter’s a pretty tough cookie, too! You don’t want her to think she can’t grow up to fight evil, do you? Well, here’s a dress for her that celebrates some of the most beloved […]