• #WomenOnPanels, One Year Later

    #WomenOnPanels, One Year Later

    Editors Note: Comics Academe is back for 2020! In 2019 we published 15 articles, the majority of which were essays and reviews from scholars from different disciplines, some which are traditionally excluded from comics studies annotated bibliographies, such as Spanish Language Instruction, and Archaeology. But nearly one-third of which were interviews with people who would

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  • Last Week’s Episode: And the Winner is… Parasite

    Last Week’s Episode: And the Winner is… Parasite

    After another unfeasibly long week where everything happened constantly and apparently infinitely, WWAC is here to filter the wheat from the chaff, the news from the nonsense, and luckily for me on my very first go-around curating this column: celebrating the achievements of Bong Joon-Ho’s astonishingly wonderful class war masterpiece, Parasite.

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  • In John Constantine: Hellblazer, Missteps Set the Series Up for Something Greater

    In John Constantine: Hellblazer, Missteps Set the Series Up for Something Greater

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #2 opens with Noah, the mute boy from the previous issue, proclaiming his dislike for the titular magician. He’s right, but nobody is listening. The room of Ri-Boys and Constantine don’t understand sign language, and despite the absolute truth of what he’s saying and the necessity of these characters hearing it, it’s

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  • January Marvel Pubwatch

    January Marvel Pubwatch

    And we’re back! The holidays got the best of me but New Year and New Comics! Let’s get right down into some news and reviews.

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  • Doctor Who Goes Nostalgic in “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

    Doctor Who Goes Nostalgic in “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

    Director Nida Manzoor and writer Nina Metivier created “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” only the third Doctor Who story both written and directed by women (with the other two being “Enlightenment” and “The Witchfinders”). That is an achievement that cannot be understated, and is proof of Chibnall’s desire to move the program forward. Sadly, the representation

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  • Far Sector #3 Brings it Back to Earth

    Far Sector #3 Brings it Back to Earth

    In Far Sector #3, tempers run high as those on the emotion exploit go up against those on switchoff, resulting in a massive public protest that Lantern Sojourner (Jo) Mullein must bring to a peaceful resolution before things get explosive.

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  • Dejah Thoris #1-2: Winter is Coming

    Dejah Thoris #1-2: Winter is Coming

    This is a different Dejah Thoris than the one we’ve seen of late. Gone is the naive young princess who must learn the ways of her world in order to navigate it. Now she is a grandmother, ousted from her throne, and the planet of Barsoom faces a threat that it has never felt before.

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  • Cover Reveal: Ironheart 2020 #1

    Cover Reveal: Ironheart 2020 #1

    As announced last fall at New York City Comic Con, Marvel’s Iron Man 2020 event begins this month with Iron Man 2020 #1 starring Arno Stark. The event will feature several spin-off titles, including Ironheart 2020. Ironheart, aka Riri Williams, debuted in Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato Jr.’s Invincible Iron Man #9 (2015), and got her

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