• Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics

    Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics0

    It’s widely accepted that World War Two offered women temporary opportunities to step into male-dominated roles. In the case of New Zealand, they may have joined the newly established auxiliary forces, or taken on civilian roles made vacant when men enlisted. When I found that the war-time New Zealand Air Force magazine Contact – a

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  • Dangerous Curves Ahead: Backways #5

    Dangerous Curves Ahead: Backways #51

    Backways #5 Justin Jordan (co-creator, writer), Eleonora Carlini (co-creator, artist), Silvia Tildei (colorist), Marshall Dillon (letterer) Aftershock comics May 2018 In the final installment of its “All the Forgotten Things” arc, Backways answers the question of whether newly-discovered whisperer (someone who can talk to the dead) Anna will rescue her girlfriend Sylvia from the grasp

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  • From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues

    From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues0

    The earliest instance of yuri as a genre was found in women’s magazines, where women would anonymously publish poetry and short fiction about Sapphic relationships. These stories, much like in the west, would often end with heartbreak or sadness in order to appease Japan’s ideals on homosexuality. The 90’s and onward saw a rapid increase

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