Author: Kayleigh Hearn

Cover Girl: My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

Each month, we gather a team of WWAC contributors to analyze a new and notable comic book cover featuring a woman. This month Ray, Alexis, Kayleigh, Veronique, and Melissa got together to talk about the cover to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness, the hit queer manga memoir by Nagata Kabi and published in English by Seven Seas. What is your initial reaction to this as a piece of comic art? Ray Sonne: A little scandalized and then a little aroused. The center of the comic starts at the unknown woman’s nipple so that’s where our gaze lands (scandalized) and pulls...

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The Wedding Issue: Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker

Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” nothing gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes should marry. In this mini-feature, recent Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and her Maid of Honor Kayleigh Hearn take a trip down memory lane to the most significant times comic companies took the plunge and got their characters hitched! Did we like the couple? Did we like the dress? And more importantly… why did (or didn’t) the marriage last? Today we look at the wedding of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker … The Couple: Mary Jane Watson and...

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Cover Girls: Baby Teeth

Each month, we gather a team of WWAC contributors to analyze a new and notable comic book cover featuring a woman. This month Rosie, Veronique, Kayleigh, and Melissa discuss Babyteeth, a new devil baby comic from Aftershock. Babyteeth #1 Donny Cates (w), Garry Brown (p), Mark Englert (c), Taylor Esposito (l), Garry Brown (regular cover artist) Aftershock Cover #1 – Garry Brown, Cover #2 – Elizabeth Torque What is your initial reaction to this as a piece of comic art? Rosie Knight: My initial reaction is kind of meh to both of these covers; there is something a little punk and cool about...

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The Wedding Issue: Bruce Banner and Betty Ross

Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” nothing gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes should marry. In this mini-feature, Bride-to-Be Rebecca Henely and her Maid of Honor Kayleigh Hearn take a trip down memory lane to the most significant times comic companies took the plunge and got their characters hitched! Did we like the couple? Did we like the dress? And more importantly… why did (or didn’t) the marriage last? Today we look at the wedding of Bruce Banner and Betty Ross… The Couple: Bruce Banner and Betty Ross The Issue: The...

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MST3K “2” is No Electric Boogaloo

For a puppet show born on a Minnesotan UHF channel nearly 30 years ago, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has enjoyed remarkable longevity. Two decades after it ended its original ten-season run, the show has grown from cult classic to genuine pop culture phenomenon; the end credits encouraged viewers to “keep circulating the tapes,” and now MST3K is available on DVD, YouTube channels that annotate its machine gun fire barrage of jokes, and, of course, Netflix. Like Herbert West holding a glowing green syringe, Netflix stands ready to re-animate every cancelled show you loved in high school, whether it’s Arrested...

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