JAM's been reading comics since she was 8. As a critic, she focuses on race and gender issues. She also writes prose fiction, comics, and the occasional angry tweet before bedtime. Find her on Twitter at @elevenafter.
So now—Luke Cage is a hero. The arc of his heroism passes from the (messy) pilot into the end of the fourth episode, when he announces to the press that his name is Luke Cage. For some reason, I suppose. On the one hand, the rationale for his involvement with Cottonmouth is quite clear: CottonmouthREAD MORE
I watched the pilot for Luke Cage Friday morning. The more I thought about it, the more I hated it. And when it comes down to it, it’s a single question: guys, what are you trying to say?READ MORE
Ed. note: In this series, women of the comics industry reflect on other women working in comics today who are inspiring them. This time I tapped J.A. Micheline, WWAC contributor and Contributing Editor at Comics Bulletin. If you’d like to contribute to the series, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Megan Purdy &READ MORE
It’s Hard To Be A Girl Bach (creator), Nora Goldberg (translator) Soaring Penguin Press October 2015 I went to the launch for It’s Hard To Be A Girl in late October. The event was, in a word, delightful. Soaring Press organized a very nice evening, held at the Québec Government Office in London. It featuredREAD MORE