Our annual Meta-Post, overcoming 2016’s malaise by doubling-down on what matters.
The first in our on-going series of interviews with comics scholars.
Brief reviews of recent comics released from November 16 to 30, including Wonder Woman #11, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13, and Monstress #8.
Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
Marvel Comics hasn’t published a Fantastic Four title in over a year, and its absence marks a serious lack of imagination.
Voting is a right, not a virtue.
Sammus embraces the kind of freedom afforded to grassroots, independent artists who don’t have corporate overseers menacing with strange gazes and mandates to sellout.
The final installment of If It WAUGHs Like a Duck considers life after deadlines.
Exploring the range of style, format, and content in China’s Special Comix 6.
A voice in the wilderness crying out against superheroic hegemony.
Even Steve Gerber can’t live up to the expectations of a Gerber-penned Howard the Duck, how can we expect Chip Zdarsky to?
Brief reviews of comics released (mostly) August 24 through September 7th, including Wonder Woman #5, Ms. Marvel #10, and Sixpack And Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1.
Tony Orlando & Dawn’s “Knock Three Times” vs. Suzanne Vega’s “Luka” in the soundscape of urban living.
Brief reviews of comics released August 3-17, 2016 – including Sam Wilson: Captain America #12, Wonder Woman #4, and The Flintstones #2.
Leveraging Marvel’s underwhelming Civil War II to think about Black lives in the Marvel Universe.
In 1977? Evil mojo. In 2016? Evil Mojo!
Brief reviews of comics released on July 13th, 20th and 27th, 2016 (w/ some exceptions), including Nighthawk #3, Wonder Woman #2 and several Civil War II tie-in issues.
The intimacy between Batman and the Joker calls for imagining a different “last Batman story.”
Luchadoras and the elasticity of gender in queered spaces.
The best band no one has ever heard (or at the very least a quirky band whose one record brings me joy).
Howard and Bev: thinking about the past and worrying about the future.