Day: October 5, 2015

Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word

For a long time I’ve been pondering the roles that mothers play in fiction, especially media aimed towards younger viewers. Sometimes nameless, occasionally silent, women who are either helpless, shrill, or too often dead before any story can begin. These aren’t always terrible roles for characters to play, given the right attention and nurturing they…

Review: Heart in a Box

Heart in a Box Kelly Thompson (words), Meredith McClaren (art) Dark Horse Books September 16, 2015 Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers and is based on an advanced review copy from Dark Horse Books. Heart in a Box is a brand new graphic novel written by Kelly Thompson (Jem & the Holograms, Captain Marvel &…