Brief review of comics released between (mostly) December 19, 2018 to January 16 – including Runaways #16, Bitter Root #3, and Fantastic Four #5.
Does the 2013 comic adaptation of Django Unchained’s inclusion of an unfilmed sequence provide insight into the figure of the black woman slave?
Everyone’s Grandma is a Little Bit Feminist” from Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #5 asks us to imagine what makes an older relative inappropriate in a dystopic society.
Young Avengers provides a fun and thoughtful exploration of the contradictions inherent to the transformation from adolescence to adulthood.
Brief reviews of recent comics released August 22 to September 5, 2018; including Border Town #1, Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4, and Paper Girls #24.
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.
An overview of Mind the Gaps 2018 – the first annual conference of the Comics Studies Society.
In the 9th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk to Dr. Michael Sharp about what crossword puzzles and comic strips have in common, being a late comer to Marvel Comics, and the 1980s through the prism of Bloom County.
Brief review of comics released in July 2018, including Astonisher #9, Captain America #1, The Quantum Age #1 and Paper Girls #22.
The not-so-final installment on the final installments of both versions of Omega the Unknown.
Using Teen Titans #41 to think through token characters and slavery as a narrative trope.
Brief Reviews of Comics released between June 13th and 27th, 2018, including Runaways #10, Exiles #4, and Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3.
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.
A crucial interrogation of how Gal Gadot’s Israeli identity and IDF experience are used to sell her authenticity in the role of Wonder Woman.
The CW’s Black Lighting represents the split between Black respectability and radical politics in a singular figure.
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.
Brief reviews of comics that came out between March 7 and 21, including Marvel Two-in-One #4, Black Bolt #11, and the Mighty Thor #705.
In 1977 a fill-in writer accidentally highlights the queer mysteries of adolescence, while in 2008 the adventure ramps up towards conclusion.
Taking the occasion of our 5th anniversary to explore the re-acquiring of X-Men comics in that same time period.