When it is a surprise to the editor that both stories in a comic are written and drawn by women, it takes an engaged reader to consider the actual significance.
Brief reviews of comics released between January 1st and 15th, 2020 (like Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14 and Second Coming #6), plus a couple of outliers I picked up (like Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #3).
A guest post in the form of a preview of the forthcoming anthology, Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics.
Brief reviews of comics that were released in September 2019, including Agents of Atlas #2, Wonder Twins #7, and Power Pack: Grow Up! #1
Part Three in a four-part scholarly round table examining the intersections of sound and comics.
Both versions of Omega the Unknown #8 seem to be “nowhere plans for nobody.”
The third installment of our Omega the Unknown double-read through, as our protagonist tries to figure out the complexities of school hierarchies.
The second installment of our Omega the Unknown double-read through, as our protagonist is introduced to New York City.
The first installment in a new series of posts comparing the 1970s Omega the Unknown comic book and the 2000s re-imagining.
The latest in our conversations with comics scholars: this time Dr. Brian Cremins talks comics and nostalgia as pitfall and strategy in (re)constructing personal and historical narratives.
A 2010 series by women, but for who?
Thinking about the bliss of the incomplete comic book serial.
Brief reviews of recent comics including Wonder Woman #14, U.S. Avengers #1, and The Flintstones #7.
Voting is a right, not a virtue.
Brief reviews of comics released (mostly) August 24 through September 7th, including Wonder Woman #5, Ms. Marvel #10, and Sixpack And Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz #1.
Brief reviews of comics released on July 13th, 20th and 27th, 2016 (w/ some exceptions), including Nighthawk #3, Wonder Woman #2 and several Civil War II tie-in issues.
Brief reviews of comics that came out the weeks of June 15 and 22, 2016, including Wonder Woman #1, Nighthawk #1 & #2, and Bitch Planet #8.
Exploring the limits of diversity in a white supremacist framework through a five-in-one look at 1978’s Marvel Two-in-One.
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.
Canada: As cold as space, and home to nearly as many anthropomorphic animals.
Sometimes looking back is the way to move forward, but that isn’t the case here.