Author: Nola Pfau

Whit Taylor’s Handpicked Hauntings

I really like ghost stories. I think they’re an important part of how we express ourselves, how we interact with the things we don’t understand, with the things that might be a bit beyond us. It’s funny, because while I’m hit or miss on horror, I’m always in for a good ghost story. I see where the two are linked, but they’re not really the same for me. Ghosts aren’t really scary, not in and of themselves. They’re echoes and memories, yes, sometimes of fear, but not always. Whit Taylor is an independent comics creator and a regular contributor...

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HIRE THIS HERO: Whither Wander’d Wolverine?

Have you ever wished a certain superhero was on hand to help with a very specific task that they were perfectly suited for, only to have that hero be unavailable? Well, you’re in luck! Welcome to the first installment of HIRE THIS HERO, where we here at WWAC scour superhero employment records to find you a suitable alternate until your top pick is back in the game. Look, sometimes your Wolverine dies. Sometimes your Wolverine is off planet, or in another reality, or sometimes, inexplicably, your Wolverine is too busy appearing in six titles one month to have room...

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No, Not Like That: A Scavenger Hunt for Marvel’s New Create Your Own Program

Have you, dear reader, ever wished you could play with the official toys in the Marvel Universe toybox? Well, now you can! Kind of. If you tilt your head and squint a little. Marvel has announced Create Your Own, a service wherein you can create fan comics using Marvel’s licensed properties. There are some caveats; first, Marvel owns anything you create using the service, which means if you happen to create a particularly striking example of fanwork, they’re free to use it however they like. This is dangerously close to unpaid labor on the part of you, the fan,...

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Previously On Comics: Canon, Stan, and Protecting the Innocent

Good morning! Did you know Gambit nearly came out as bisexual? It was one of James Asmus’ ideas for his Gambit solo book in 2012. Marvel editorial nixed the idea, though, because it would have “redefined the character.” Subtext? What subtext? My curse to always and forever write about harassment in the news continues, as 2d Cloud has severed ties with Blaise Larmee over something not publicly defined. This announcement, the second such for 2d in the last year, was delivered over twitter: pic.twitter.com/KpMLxv3NHF — 2dcloud (@2dcloud) January 3, 2018 In addition to severing ties with Larmee, who was...

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WWAC’s Favorite Big Press Comics of 2017

With 2018 and a whole slate of new comics on the horizon, the writers of WWAC looked back to reflect on their favorite big press comics of the year. Featuring superheroes, techno-barbarians, creepy towns, and much more, there’s something for everybody here. Here’s to a year of awesome comics! Motro  Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Writers), Ulises Farinas (Artist), Ryan Hill (Colorist) Oni Press I love Motro. It’s a comic that grabbed me from the first time I saw it on the shelf and as a collection, it’s a book I’ve read multiple times. Ulises Farinas is by far one of...

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