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  • Not with a Shabang but a Whimper: Ms. Marvel Annual #1

    Not with a Shabang but a Whimper: Ms. Marvel Annual #12

    Ms. Marvel Annual #1 Joe Caramagna (lettering), Stefano Caselli and Andres Mossa (cover), Jon Lam (artist), Msassyk (colorist), Magdalene Visaggio (writer) Marvel Comics July 3, 2019 “We’re living like refugees on a planet we barely know!” Super-Skrull shouts this at Ms. Marvel as she embiggens, meeting violence with violence despite just pages before asking for a

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  • Aliens, Immigration, Race, and Assimilation in DC: The New Frontier

    Aliens, Immigration, Race, and Assimilation in DC: The New Frontier2

    I love Darwyn Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier. I think it’s a love letter not just to the superhero genre, but also to its medium: the comic book, even though my 520-page 2016 paperback edition neither looks nor feels like a floppy when I pick it up to read. There is a sequence in The

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  • Review: Experiencing Comics Will Change the Way We Teach Comics

    Review: Experiencing Comics Will Change the Way We Teach Comics0

    Experiencing Comics Written and edited by Rachelle Cruz Cognella 2019 I can say, with confidence, that there has never been a better time to be a comics studies scholar than now. The Comics Studies Society hosted its first annual conference this past summer, and the International Comic Arts Forum is getting ready to have its

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  • Digital Reading and Reading Digitally

    Digital Reading and Reading Digitally0

    You are a digital reader. You’re probably reading this on a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen, but even if you were to read this off of a piece of paper, you’d still be a digital reader, because this essay was digitally mediated: typed into a word processing program before it was uploaded onto the website

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