Month: November 2013

News & Things: Feminism(s)

Promise you’ll come back? Go read this short comic from Kate Beaton on border guards and breaking up. And then come back. Oh hey. News Black Female Voices: bell hooks & Melissa Harris-Perry Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks sit down to discuss black feminism, then and now and going forward. Why Video Games Succeeded Where…

Marvel on the Street Beat!

The world was all abuzz when news hit in 2009 that Disney, the Mouse that Walt built, bought Marvel Entertainment. Speculation was fast and furious that good things were on the horizon, and so far, speculation has been right. It’s been four years, and things have been percolating in the background and popping into the…

Stephanie O’Donnell interview

Stephanie O’Donnell is a long-established webcomic artist currently working with Greg Carter on Perfect Agent. You might know her work from the Original Nutty Funsters, or you may remember her post Part of the Problem on our own site a while back. Like many of our readers and featured interviewees, Stephanie is eager to demolish the…

I Am Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel #17 Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire In the spirit of full disclosure, I had sort of fallen off the Captain Marvel bandwagon in recent months. Not because it’s not a brilliant book, because Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the best damn Carol Danvers that I’ve ever read. Not because it’s not…

News & Things: MARVELous Edition

Welcome back to News & Things! We have a new Ms. Marvel! Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and the Defenders are getting new live action shows! Thor and Loki’s bromance! And more! Read of the Week So what does a gal have to do to get into The Comics Journal anyway? Heidi MacDonald breaks it down….

Help Fund Fantagraphics’ 2014 Spring Season

Fantagraphics is looking to crowdfund its spring season books. The move is in response to a cash flow crunch that more and more book and comic book publishers are getting squeezed by. (Just look at book publishing, where venerable small houses are closing, merging, and holding fire sales for their backlists.) Publishers tend to run…

Steven Universe Rose Quartz, Cartoon Network, Rebecca Sugar

Steven Universe

The first female solo-created series in Cartoon Network’s 21-year history, Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe premieres with a lot of fanfare.  Series openers “Gem Glow” and “Laser Light Cannon” drop us headfirst into Steven’s, um, universe, where the enthusiastic young boy protects Beach City alongside the mystical warriors known as the Crystal Gems—AKA Garnet, Amethyst, and…

Bonfire Night! Guy Fawkes Day. V for what?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7exoXGUbIA&w=420&h=315] Yes! It’s Bonfire Night. Or “Guy Fawkes Day”. When we British, traditionally, make hideous effigies of a man long-dead. Then we burn them cruelly, atop large bonfires on local Primary School fields, while we stand around eating toffee apples and burning our mouths on horrible soup. There are fireworks. Ooh, aah! We don’t think…

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