Author: J. A. Micheline

MAN PLUS Take Two (and Three): Araujo’s Midsection

Man Plus is currently being published by Titan Comics as a four issue mini; it’s also being serialised for free online through page by page release. Claire and J.A. discuss the second and third issues of Araújo’s Shirowpunk passion project, as they did for part one previously. MAN PLUS Titan Comics July 8th André Lima Araújo, Arisa Rozegar, Luis Guerrero, Tom Williams JAM: Okay, so we held up on MAN PLUS #2, because it was kind of a transitional issue (and I wanna go back to that in a little while re: thoughts on form of webcomics versus print comics), so...

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It’s Hard To Be A Girl: Self Image, or Selling Image?

It’s Hard To Be A Girl Bach (creator),  Nora Goldberg (translator) Soaring Penguin Press October 2015 I went to the launch for It’s Hard To Be A Girl in late October. The event was, in a word, delightful. Soaring Press organized a very nice evening, held at the Québec Government Office in London. It featured opening remarks by a Québecois representative, a member of Soaring Penguin staff, and the comic’s creator, Bach, herself. We were treated to lots of wine, delicious appetizers, and a live drawing session, so we could see the artist at work. I chatted with friends, Soaring...

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A Comic Con For All Seasons, All Year Through

2015 was an interesting year for me. As I said to several people: the highs were really high but the lows were really low. It was around a year ago when I was wondering whether I’d made a mistake doing what I was doing; it was around a year ago when I found myself crying in a bathroom stall and thinking that I ought to give up. 2015 was the first full calendar year—and perhaps the only calendar year for quite some time—that I have really given my life over to writing and comics. In the before times, when...

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W.W.A.Civil War: The Comic Edition

With the release of Captain America: Civil War trailer officially hitting our screens fan and viewer reactions have been mixed between the positive and negative. At WWAC our staff began discussing in detail about both the upcoming movie, and the 2006 Marvel Civil War comic event written by Mark Millar. The event pitted Captain America against Iron Man over the proposed Superhuman Registration Act, which would force superheroes to reveal their identities. Iron Man was firmly for, while Captain Amierca was utterly opposed. The result? “…Civil War has long been one of the most contested and disliked events in Marvel history,...

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The Silent Lessons of Strange Fruit #2: A Review That Isn’t

Strange Fruit #2 J.G. Jones and Mark Waid (Authors), J.G. Jones (Artist), Deron Bennett (Letterer) BOOM! Studios   October 4, 2015 Though Strange Fruit #1 was published in July, the BOOM! response to criticisms lodged about its racial insensitivity in the following weeks and months has been relative silence. I tried very hard not to blame them, as it’s a public relations rule: the best thing to say in the midst of a crisis is nothing at all. I have to say, though, that it’s a rule I’ve never understood. Social media moves at an impossible pace, but once a serious issue has been...

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