Guest writer, Alex Haddad examines three different comics exploring conspiracies to consider how they represent the hybridity of truth and fiction.
The personal is political and sometimes – as in the case of abortion – the political is personal.
Comicsgaters are wrong because comics have always been political, but those politics weren’t always as great as they are sometimes made out to be by comics’ defenders.
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.
You wanna hear a good joke? Nobody speak, nobody get choked.
Voting is a right, not a virtue.
Because you can’t trust even the best-intentioned white Captain America to know what’s up.
Putting Fear the Walking Dead’s allusion to national zeitgeist regarding police brutality into context.
A song from ’95 about the state of Black Revolution in America in light of the appeal of consumerism and individual contentment.
An examination of a vision of a future from the past is not about its predictive powers, but what that vision tells us about the fears of that era.
In this story, Spider-Man and Daredevil demonstrate a hegemonic framework for understanding urban crime (part of SUPER BLOG TEAM-UP #4).
This Golden Legacy comic on the life of MLK is notable for three reasons.
The Nike commercial is simply a recapitulation of the song’s co-opting of revolutionary affect to sell popular music itself as a commodity and line the Beatles’ pockets.
This is Part Two of a two-part series of posts on the classic X-Men comics arc, “Days of Future Past.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is part of the ideological state apparatus
I prefer a song that explores our conflicted relationship to “nature.”
When superhero contingencies are indistinguishable from supervillain schemes.
Frederic Wertham: The most important comics critic of all time.
The normalizing of torture in our society in the post-Bush/Guantanamo era.
An important step in the commodification of black militancy
Working class listening practice