A look at the past year, comics collecting present, and a possible future for The Middle Spaces
In the 10th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk to Dr. Margaret Galvan about comics archives, keeping a spreadsheet of a comics collection, and the importance of research into grassroots periodicals in the study of queer comics.
Taking the occasion of our 5th anniversary to explore the re-acquiring of X-Men comics in that same time period.
The seventh in our series of conversations with comics scholars. Dr. Brannon Costello discusses his new book on Howard Chaykin, serial monomania, and how relatively radical stuff can happen in a What If? comic.
As the year ends, let’s look to 2018 and beyond by considering how comic book collecting and critical nostalgia shape The Middle Spaces blog.
The third in our series of talks with comics scholars; this time we talk letters columns, graphic medicine, and keeping comics studies fun with Dr. Leah Misemer.
Identity is a constant retcon.
X-Men’s record of including women is still only good in relation to the rest of superhero comics.