A recent Marvel story connecting Groot to Puerto Rican culture via a visit with the Thing to Marvel’s Lower East Side analog, Yancy Street got me thinking about place and identity.
Brief reviews of comics released November 25 to December 2, 2015; including Totally Awesome Hulk #1 and Prez #6.
Brief reviews of comics that came out from 11/4 to 11/18, 2015 (plus a few outliers), including: Spider-Woman #1, Mighty Thor #1 and Monstress #1.
Howard and his female companion(s) on the road, again.
Because you can’t trust even the best-intentioned white Captain America to know what’s up.
The assumption of video games as a masculine space goes way back.
Brief reviews of comics that were released between July 1st and August 12th, including Bizarro #2. Silver Surfer #7 and Hawkeye #22.
What do letters published in these books tell us about the difference in these series?
Storm’s return to the site of her X-origin and the awkward undoing of her “goddess” identity.
Part Two of Exploring Storm as a postcolonial figure.
Brief reviews of comics released on June 17th and June 24th, 2015 – including Prez #1 and Ms. Marvel #16.
Exploring the relationship between seriality, identity and the colonial imagination through X-Men’s Storm.
The hope of the new Spider-Woman series.
Reading these two comics together that stand (let’s call it) 40 years apart, I can’t help but wonder if the versions of Howard I saw in previous issues somehow flipped across time and space to take each other’s place.
The first in a series of posts about both the new and original Howard the Duck comic book series.
The ways fans of color engage with characters and stories can re-circuit and re-interpret those stories in ways that provide the kind of productive identification that challenges that tired old repetitive and thoughtless representation.
Could Cyborg be the comic book superhero representation of white supremacy’s effect on the black body? To have a black person transformed from a metaphorical machine to an actual one?
The fourth in a series of posts about black superheroes. Marvel Comics’ Brother Voodoo—a character to feel really conflicted about.
The heteronormative values these romance comics reinforce are really friggin’ queer.
Possible topics and flexible goals for 2015.
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.