Brief reviews of comics that were released in September 2019, including Agents of Atlas #2, Wonder Twins #7, and Power Pack: Grow Up! #1
Brief reviews of comics released between June 12 and July 3, 2019, including Monstress #23, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #44, and Wonder Twins #5
Brief review of comics released between (mostly) December 19, 2018 to January 16 – including Runaways #16, Bitter Root #3, and Fantastic Four #5.
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.
In this guest post, Bruno Savill de Jong explores Simone and the Dodsons re-imagining of Wonder Woman’s origin and its connection to Amazonian notions of womanhood.
The fifth in our conversations with comics scholars. This time with Dr. Andrea Gilroy, discussing how the tensions between image and text in comics reflect the messiness of identity, and how Ninja Turles and picture bibles might lead to being a comics scholar.
Brief reviews of comics released February 8th, 15th and 22nd, including Occupy Avengers #4 and Hulk #3.
Brief reviews of recent comics including Wonder Woman #14, U.S. Avengers #1, and The Flintstones #7.
Brief reviews of recent comics released from November 16 to 30, including Wonder Woman #11, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13, and Monstress #8.
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 August 3-17, 2016 – including Sam Wilson: Captain America #12, Wonder Woman #4, and The Flintstones #2.
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.
Brief reviews of comics that came out from May 11 through June 9th of 2016, including Wonder Woman: Rebirth, The Fix #2 & #3 , and Astonishing Ant-Man #8.
This Girl Power(!) needs to be a little more intersectional in its thinking.
Sam Wilson’s characterization as the rugged individual and then his ascension to the role of Captain America are political messages that must be addressed beyond the tendency of media to oversimplify the political ramifications of things, or streamline complex histories
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.
Understanding of the anxiety of influence is required in order to really understand sidekick superhero comics.
More than 40 years later, Wonder Woman still has to deal with the same masculine hostility.