Author: Nola Pfau

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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Kong: Gods of Skull Island Doesn’t Roar

KONG: GODS OF SKULL ISLAND Phillip Kennedy Johnson (writer), Chad Lewis (artist), Dee Cunniffe (colorist), Ed Dukeshire (letterer) Boom! Studios October 18, 2017 On a whim, I went and saw Kong: Skull Island in theaters. It was a warm day, and theaters have air conditioning. I liked it. It was big and loud. It presented the titular ape as a sympathetic creature just trying to keep a lid on things before a bunch of humans come and muck everything up. It wasn’t deep. It didn’t have a moral lesson that couldn’t be taught in a single listen of “The Gambler,” but...

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Previously On Comics: Law and Communication

Superheroes are apparently not the only figures in comics that are difficult to kill, as Brian Michael Bendis announced this weekend that he had nearly been felled from a surprise MRSA infection. Shortly after signing his exclusive contract with DC, the writer was hospitalized, where he’s spent the entire last week. Good job on not dyin’, Brian! Vice ran an interesting profile of Jamie Hewlett, comics alumni and artist/co-creator for the music group Gorillaz. In addition to that lofty title, Hewlett also created Tank Girl, which made it to the silver screen in 1995 and is, in this author’s opinion,...

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Cracking Open The Vault: Yes! Another PUBWATCH!

Welcome to the inaugural Vault PUBWATCH! Every month, Corissa Haury and I will be bringing you the latest releases from Vault Comics, plus a bit of commentary on each. We’re almost too late for a November one, but we’re juuuuust squeaking by, and you can expect future posts to be a little more timely going forward. At any rate, Vault had five issues total for us this month; three brand new series and two continuations. Let’s take a look! Maxwell’s Demons #1 Maxwell’s Demons takes readers inside the world of Max, a brilliant young boy whose introduction includes two...

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