Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
Marvel Comics hasn’t published a Fantastic Four title in over a year, and its absence marks a serious lack of imagination.
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.
The heteronormative values these romance comics reinforce are really friggin’ queer.
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.
Identity is a constant retcon.
The generic “human” these robots want to be is a white human.