Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (2)

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The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the … Continue reading

#RomanceRevisited Caption Contest: We Have a Winner!

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For the inaugural #RomanceRevisited caption this contest, our readers successfully summoned their inner Golden Age romance comic writers and crafted some truly superb submissions. Captions for our consideration were so appropriately bizarre, we could have sworn at least one of you wrote First Love Illustrated #88. Having received the most likes, … Continue reading

Kotex Heads to Comic Con – Because Geek Girls Bleed Too

For Christmas one year, my friends got me a Razer Naga gaming mouse. When I picked up my monthly requirements a short while later, my husband was confused. “Why did you buy another gaming mouse?” “This isn’t a gaming mouse, dear. These are gaming tampons.” Turns out, my little joke isn’t … Continue reading

The DC Daily Planet: Everything Not San Diego

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It seems like everyone is just holding their breath waiting for the big announcements to come out of SDCC, but who needs to go to a big fancy convention for their news? We’ve got you covered right here on WWAC, acronyms and all. With all this news coverage, everyone wants … Continue reading

The Tangled Relationship Between Comics and Religion (Part One)

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My cocktail party introduction of myself is basically, “I’m a religion scholar working on a dissertation that uses a comics to interpret religious text.” Maybe it’s not the smoothest handshake, but it’s a place to start. When I tell people this, I occasionally get quizzical looks from strangers who wonder … Continue reading