In this guest post, Monica Gerrafo examines the designing of Mary Jane Watson’s dress for her 1987 wedding to Spider-Man and the implications of both’s live-action and on-the-page presence.
In this essay, guest writer, Tiffany Babb uses the changeable figure of Loki in 2011’s Journey into Mystery to consider the liminality of identity and how it is shaped by expectations
Dr. Anna Peppard re-examines a favorite scene from Excalibur #4 a decade after first reading it to consider how its meanings may have changed for her.
In the final (for now) installment of the Howard the Duck reading series, we examine the duck’s shift from social satire to Marvel Comics parody.
Steve Gerber’s final work on the first volume of Howard the Duck (for real this time!) feels like a losing gamble.
Guest writer Anna Peppard’s meditation on presence and absence of the Vision’s penis – and if it even matters.
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.
Ten ways to look at Howard the Duck #24 – the part that reflects the whole, the whole that is just a part.
A long time ago in a world he never made. . . STAR WAUGH! Third in an ongoing Howard the Duck reading series.
What do Disney and “decency” campaigns have in common? The blandification of culture. Covering Howard the Duck #21.
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.
A return to Howard the Duck after a nearly three-year hiatus from the If It WAUGHs Like a Duck series. . .
Critiquing Thanos and the limits of deconstruction.
Young Avengers provides a fun and thoughtful exploration of the contradictions inherent to the transformation from adolescence to adulthood.
The final installment of our reading series examining both version of Omega the Unknown, this time examining The Defenders #76 and #77, in which the original series was wrapped up after being cancelled.
The not-so-final installment on the final installments of both versions of Omega the Unknown.
Re-considering the arc of Captain America through the lens of trauma in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The ninth installment of reading both versions of Omega the Unknown (from 1976 and 2007 respectively) against each other.
Both versions of Omega the Unknown #8 seem to be “nowhere plans for nobody.”
Dazzler the Movie as an important fictional prehistory to the #MeToo movement and stories about abusive media figures.