Letter From The Editor
2021 has come and gone, and as I reflect on it I have mixed feelings on both positive and negative changes I faced over the course of the past year. But I will choose not to focus on the negatives of 2021, and instead focus on the positives, some of which being this website and the wonderful group of people I’ve found to surround myself here at The Cosmic Circus.
After having lost my beloved mother in late 2020, for a long time I was very depressed and grieving, and questioning what my path and purpose should be. I still grieve her of course, but my decision to start this website last June, and our growth and development here, is something I believe she would have been proud of, and that makes me smile.
In addition, I have been incredibly lucky to just happen to gather, purely by my own dumb luck I suppose, some of the most supportive, funny, kind, thoughtful people I have ever met online or in “real life.” This website and the people here have been the gift that keeps on giving to me. They help lift up not only me here, but each other, and it is a pleasure to have them in my life. So thank you to Alex, Anthony, Ayla, Brian, Drew, Julia, Tucker, Uday, and Vin for the support and companionship these past five months. Both for the work you put into writing articles and for the support and encouragement of myself and each other. You are not simply a workgroup or team here, you are like family. And again I believe my mom would be happy and proud to see the group I have “assembled” here.
The “State of the Cosmos” for The Cosmic Circus continues to be very good with our second-best traffic month of 2021 coming in December, despite being the holiday season, and our Patreon and Twitter following continues to grow. We have also added a couple of new writers to the Cosmic Circus family: Jake and Emily. I look forward to seeing what they have to contribute to the site, and I hope you do too.
Here’s hoping for more growth and prosperity for this site and for you all reading this and supporting us in 2022. With my new “fam” backing me, I’m optimistic that the coming year could be a mainly positive one for this website, and one where when I think of my mom, I’d picture her being full of pride and smiling.
~ Ms. Lizzie Hill
Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Cosmic Circus
@MsLizzieHill on Twitter and Instagram
December Star of the Month: Alex Perez
The winner of our December writer’s contest for the first time, but probably not the last, is Alex Perez! Alex is a superstar not only for his research and writing but for all that he supports me with behind the scenes since the very beginning. And he is someone who I am lucky to call my friend. Check out some of his articles from December below!
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Teases Spider-Man India
- New Listings May Support WandaVision characters return in Doctor Strange 2
- Spider-Man No Way Home Marks Culmination of Peter Parker’s MCU Origin Story
- Secret Wars, Venom, and the Next Spider-Man Saga
- Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness Trailer: A Lesson in Deception
- Doctor Strange 2 Synopsis teases an “Unprecedented Visual Experience”
- What I Heard: May Calamawy’s character in Moon Knight
- Possible Proof of George Clooney directing Moon Knight Episode Surfaces
Runner Up: Brian Kitson
Brian continues to be a hardworking, thoughtful, enthusiastic member of the Cosmic Circus with a number of reviews last month and a continuation on his Macro Marvel series which he started with Anthony many months ago.
December Podcast Episodes
The Cosmic Circle Podcast Episode 4: Spider-Man! Spider-Man!! Spider-Man!!!
The Cosmic Circle Podcast Episode 5: Spoilery Hawkeye Series Finale Discussion
December News and Features
- Possible First Look at Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- What I Heard: Loki Season 2 Filming Location and When It Begins
- What I Heard: Letitia Wright and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Rumors
- Spider-Man No Way Home Spoiler Review
- Hawkeye: Echo’s Impact and Possible Future
- Hawkeye: The Mystery of Laura Barton and her MCU Future
- The Near Future of Gaming in Comic Book Worlds
- Comic Books: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Review and Predictions
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Resonance
- The Book of Boba Fett Trailer Review and Speculation
- How Flashbacks Helped Set up the Future in The Book Of Boba Fett
- Phase 4: The MCU’s Deep Dive Into Grief
- Treatment of Women In Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Review: The Matrix Resurrections
- Review: The Book of Boba Fett
Exclusive: Hawkeye Finale Changes and Kingpin’s Future in the MCU