Author: Carolina Mello

The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology: Part 4 — Sakhmet and Dionysus

This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the comic adaptation of it (The Wicked + The Divine), and speculate about possible meanings and foreshadowing by using a bit of background knowledge. It contains light spoilers about character development, but not about the plot. Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet Part 3: Baal and Inanna This comic is taking me by surprise issue after issue. First of all, a correction regarding Part 3: Baal and Inanna: In, as I like to call this series WicDivMyth Part 3, I referred to...

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Webcomic Review: Stand Still, Stay Silent

Stand Still, Stay Silent Minna Sundberg Updates every weekday The scenario is a post-apocalyptic Northern Europe. A disease spread some ninety years ago, killing many people, destroying whole cities and creating a fear of the unknown. All that is left of civilization (as far as they know) is the Nordic Alliance, composed of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, and led by the powerful Iceland, the most populous and fortunate country, who was spared from the illness. The Icelanders were able to keep most of the technologies of the so-called “old world,” but have forgotten all about its history and culture,...

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Nimona: The End of an Era

Noelle Stevenson’s debut graphic novel Nimona wrapped up its digital release in October, leaving behind many Nimona orphans. The paper version won’t be available until next year, but it’s been a hell of a ride. To chat about shape-shifters, evil villains, and the webcomic experience, me, Carolina, and editor Claire Napier joined two contributors: Robin William Scott is a former journalist, former comic shop owner, mini comic and small press blogger (at minicomiccourier.blogspot.com) and amateur cartoonist (at everyliveieverlived.tumblr.org). Nimona was one of his first forays into the world of webcomics and it opened a new world for him from which...

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The Wicked, The Divine, and The Mythology—Part 3: Baal and Inanna

This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the Gillen and McKelvie comic adaptation of it (The Wicked and The Divine), and speculate about possible meanings and foreshadowing by using a bit of background knowledge.  Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet The end of the first arc of The Wicked and The Divine couldn’t be bigger. Thus, huge spoilers ahead. Trust me, even if you usually don’t care about spoilers, save this text for later if you haven’t read issue #5 yet. You will thank me when you understand why. The...

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Webcomics Capsules — Halloween edition!

This month your short webcomics reviews are all spooky and gore.   Modest Medusa Jake Richmond Contemporary Fantasy Updates Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Modest Medusa and I have an interesting history. I started reading it in high school, forgot about it, binged read it earlier this year, and have been half-heartedly following it ever since. Modest Medusa is about Jake, a comic depiction of the creator, and a medusa named Modest who flooded his toilet when she entered Jakes world from her home reality, Yeld. The comic starts off as a kind of gag strip/sitcomic that follows Medusa, Jake,...

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