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.
How well do Marvel and DC’s 1985 comics meant to raise aid for famine relief in Africa tackle the tragic events they are addressing? Short answer? Not well.
New and different, but not all-new and all-different, adaptation and change in superhero comics as narrative mutation.,
Comicsgaters are wrong because comics have always been political, but those politics weren’t always as great as they are sometimes made out to be by comics’ defenders.
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.
Young Avengers provides a fun and thoughtful exploration of the contradictions inherent to the transformation from adolescence to adulthood.
Brief review of comics released in July 2018, including Astonisher #9, Captain America #1, The Quantum Age #1 and Paper Girls #22.
Dazzler the Movie as an important fictional prehistory to the #MeToo movement and stories about abusive media figures.
Taking the occasion of our 5th anniversary to explore the re-acquiring of X-Men comics in that same time period.
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.
Putting Professor X into the context of the powerful men who turn out to be serial abusers.
Brief reviews of recent comics, including Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1, Sam Wilson: Captain America #20, and Hulk #4.
Logan, the best there is at what he does, and what he does is care.
An overview of posts in need of revisiting.
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.
Exploring the relationship between seriality, identity and the colonial imagination through X-Men’s Storm.
Brief reviews of comic books released from February 2 to 18, 2015; including Bitch Planet #3 and Silk #1
The heteronormative values these romance comics reinforce are really friggin’ queer.
Brief reviews of comic books from December 24, 2014 to January 14, 2015; including Ant-Man #1 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1.
Brief reviews of comic books: Captain Marvel #7 | Death of Wolverine #1 & #2 | Hawkeye #20 | Ms. Marvel #8 | She-Hulk #8 | Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15 | Weird Love #3