Month: January 2014

Let’s leave Britney alone: More Alan Moore commentary

I started reading Alan Moore’s Last Interview and I thought, good grief. This is one mean, sneering, long-winded guy. I finished reading Alan Moore’s Last Interview and I thought, oh boy. I never want anyone to bother this tired, upset, besieged old bloke again. Where’s an even middle? I don’t have to worry about addressing…

Discussion: We are all journalists, now. Or are we?

Yesterday, the Atlantic reported that the American Ninth Circuit, ruling on a libel case, seemed to redefine all bloggers as journalists. There is some debate about what the ruling actually means–there always is–but here’s the substance of it: The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist,…

Store Review: Tate’s

Tate’s Phone Number: 954-748-0181 Email: emailus@tatescomics.com Address: 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida, 33351 For reasons that elude me now, I found myself looking for something to do outside of Miami once. Am I ever glad that I stumbled upon Tate’s! They promise comics, toys, and more, but really, they deliver so much more. Not…

OMG: BKV AMA! (Brian K. Vaughan Answers Questions!)

Fan-favorite (okay, my favorite, but I speak for all fans, right?) comics writer Brian K. Vaughan, of Saga, Ex-Machina, and Y: the Last Man fame, doesn’t make many online appearances. One of the few creators who abstains from Twitter, he rarely divulges much or grants interviews. So it’s no surprise that his Reddit AMA on…

That Alan Moore Interview: A Response

Trigger warning: this article discusses violent sexual assault and rape culture and includes images of disturbing scenes By now many of you have probably seen Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s interview of Alan Moore (which I like to call The Longest Interview Ever). For those who haven’t – or who skimmed it because let’s face it, we…

News & Things: Vampire Adventure Academy Time

Kickstarter of the Week Maple Key Comics, a new, independent, bi-monthly anthology, is looking for your help! The 300 page!) anthologies will be available in print or digital, on a subscription basis. Stories will be serialized, Shonen Jump style, and a year of stories will complete each arc. To anchor each issue, an established indie…

My Top Ten Feminist Comic Covers of 2013

For the purposes of this article, I’m narrowing down the definition of feminist to include covers which avoid showcasing the breasts and/or butt of any woman portrayed, avoid poses as viewed between the legs or worm’s eye view directly at the crotch, and which also avoid incorporating those elements with minimizing clothing or otherwise oversexualizing…

Review: All-New X-Factor #1

All-New X-Factor 1  Peter David Carmine DiGiandomenico Jordan D. White 2014 brings us another iteration of the X-Factor team with new characters, costumes, and bad guys! This is no shock to lifelong Marvel fans. The X-Factor team has gone through multiple restarts and roster changes over the past thirty years, as well as multiple team…

News & Things: Holy DVD Release, Batman!

News 1966 Batman Television Series Coming to DVD Conan O’Brien (of all people) broke the news: the 60s Batman television series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward, is finally coming to DVD sometime in 2014. No Amazon for Wonder Woman The CW confirms that Amazon, the in-development television series about Wonder Woman’s early adventures, is…

Dumbing Of Age, David Willis webcomic

Webcomic Capsules — school, college and roommates

Today’s Capsules is all about student life. Although I have to say our characters do anything but study–apparently, that’s not interesting material for a webcomic. High school, college, and even kidergarten, surely these students will find something interesting to do, such as solving mysteries like the Bad Machinery girls, fighting “villains” as our cute little…

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