Author: Corissa Haury

A Couple of Great Roller Derby Comics By Women!

There are many sports that involve elbowing peers, crashing into them, pushing through the wave of bodies to score points somehow so one team will take the game. None of them are quite like roller derby. Roller derby is a chaotic mish-mash of tripping the opposition, leaping over other players, whipping ‘round the track to lap the pack, and grappling with others to prevent them from scoring points. Players choose aggressive names like “Bitchy Butcher” and “Rusty Razor Blades.” The game of roller derby involves a deep intimacy with your pack mates, an understanding that all will go home...

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Petulant Parents: Adventure Time #69

Adventure Time #69 Delilah S. Dawson (writer), Ian mcGinty (artist), Maarta Laiho (colorist), Mike Fiorentino (letterer) BOOM! Studios October 4, 2017 One of the things that makes Adventure Time unique is the way it treats the history of its characters and their intricate (usually dark) pasts. My favorite example is Marceline the Vampire Queen. In the first two seasons of Adventure Time, we learn a lot about her past. Marceline’s father is a god-demon named Hunson Abadeer, who rules as the Dark Lord of the Nightosphere, a place full of terrible and evil things. Though Marceline has chosen to live...

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Super Phantom Cat 2 and the Hidden Worlds Around Us [GIF]

Super Phantom Cat 2 Veewo Games iOS, Android Hidden worlds have long been a staple of a compelling fantasy story. From books, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, to shows like Rick & Morty, to games like Tomb Raider, humans have a longstanding history of imagining what it would be like to exist in another world whose portal is only a few moments away from our discovery. The beauty of new places lies within their revelation. They are waiting for us to seek them out, something so many of us miss out on because we don’t stop to look....

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Previously, On Comics: Festivals, Fashion, and Phoenix

As the first day of autumn approached this week, the comics world planned multiple comic cons, engaged in fashion discussion, and announced the return of a beloved X-Men character from a time long past. When you’re thinking of this week, don’t forget the Ignatz Awards, which focus on small press publication and include nine categories that comics have a chance to win. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Small Press Expo awards, which began in 1997. The Ignatz Awards focus on the votes of SPX attendees and a panel of five judges. Dozens of comics are nominated for...

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HEATHEN #5: Natasha Alterici’s Feminist Lesbian Viking Myth

From the beginning of the series, Vault Comics’ HEATHEN has been a feminist lesbian Viking myth that speaks to the heart. As Ginnis Tonik puts it, it is a classical story of a timeless epic hero that changes the world for the better. This is a warrior’s tale about Aydis and her quest to break the control the patriarchy has over her and the ones she loves. Aydis is cast out of her village after a death sentence because of a single kiss with her friend Liv. As a result, the warrior woman finds herself more determined than ever to...

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