A revision of an MLA 2018 presentation on comics and museums, exploring how NYC grafitti and Gilbert Hernandez seek to DESTROY ALL LINES.
Steve Gerber’s final work on the first volume of Howard the Duck (for real this time!) feels like a losing gamble.
In the 12th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk with Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, about her new book, the difference between caricature and stereotype, and not remembering a beginning of a political consciousness.
Examining Howard the Duck #28 – when a Wolfman writes a duck man and ends up with a bomb.
“Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn. . ” as we come to the final arc of the first volume of Howard the Duck to be penned by Steve Gerber.
When it is a surprise to the editor that both stories in a comic are written and drawn by women, it takes an engaged reader to consider the actual significance.
Ten ways to look at Howard the Duck #24 – the part that reflects the whole, the whole that is just a part.
Brief reviews of comics released between January 1st and 15th, 2020 (like Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14 and Second Coming #6), plus a couple of outliers I picked up (like Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #3).
A long time ago in a world he never made. . . STAR WAUGH! Third in an ongoing Howard the Duck reading series.
A look at the past year, comics collecting present, and a possible future for The Middle Spaces
Interrogating the complex legacies of racial injustice in Hazel Newlevant’s No Ivy League and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude.
Brief reviews of comics that were released in September 2019, including Agents of Atlas #2, Wonder Twins #7, and Power Pack: Grow Up! #1
What do Disney and “decency” campaigns have in common? The blandification of culture. Covering Howard the Duck #21.
The personal is political and sometimes – as in the case of abortion – the political is personal.
How well do Marvel and DC’s 1985 comics meant to raise aid for famine relief in Africa tackle the tragic events they are addressing? Short answer? Not well.
Brief reviews of comics released between June 12 and July 3, 2019, including Monstress #23, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #44, and Wonder Twins #5
A return to Howard the Duck after a nearly three-year hiatus from the If It WAUGHs Like a Duck series. . .
In the 11th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk with Dr. Marc Singer about his new book Breaking the Frames, the state of comics studies, and which is worse, recommending someone watch Aquaman or read Kingdom Come.
When manhood and nation are synonymous women just become a way for men measure patriotism.
Brief review of comics released between (mostly) December 19, 2018 to January 16 – including Runaways #16, Bitter Root #3, and Fantastic Four #5.
Our 2018 Year-End Meta Post considers the role of the personal – both identificatory perception and the labor of writing itself – in scholarship.