• The Castle Offers Fictions Within Fictions

    The Castle Offers Fictions Within Fictions1

    If you’re going to read a comic co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick and edited by Sana Amanat, you probably want them all to be pretending to adapt a novel written by a fictional character from a television show. Right? Isn’t that what people want? That’s what happened in 2011, when Marvel

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  • Paper Girls: Women Rallying Against Imperial Horror

    Paper Girls: Women Rallying Against Imperial Horror0

    Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Cliff Chiang (artist), Matt Wilson (colorist), Jared K. Fletcher (letterer/designer), Dee Cunniffe (color flatter) Image Comics 2015-Ongoing Paper Girls is an enthralling take on the coming-of-age genre, placing women at the forefront of a number of landscapes they rarely get to star in: ’80s nostalgia pieces, time-travel adventures, horror, and adolescent

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  • The Shadow Hero’s Shadow is New Super-Man

    The Shadow Hero’s Shadow is New Super-Man1

    Welcome to the non-negative Year of the Knockoff on Women Write about Comics! Long ago in the wilds of October 2016, I wrote a guest post for the American Studies blog that discussed how Gene Luen Yang’s 2014 graphic novel The Shadow Hero seems like a rhetorical successor to Superman, particularly because its hero, Hank,

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