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    J. A. Micheline

    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.

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  • A Comic Con For All Seasons, All Year Through

    A Comic Con For All Seasons, All Year Through1

    2015 was an interesting year for me. As I said to several people: the highs were really high but the lows were really low. It was around a year ago when I was wondering whether I’d made a mistake doing what I was doing; it was around a year ago when I found myself crying

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  • W.W.A.Civil War: The Comic Edition

    W.W.A.Civil War: The Comic Edition0

    With the release of Captain America: Civil War trailer officially hitting our screens fan and viewer reactions have been mixed between the positive and negative. At WWAC our staff began discussing in detail about both the upcoming movie, and the 2006 Marvel Civil War comic event written by Mark Millar. The event pitted Captain America against Iron

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  • The Silent Lessons of Strange Fruit #2: A Review That Isn’t

    The Silent Lessons of Strange Fruit #2: A Review That Isn’t4

    Strange Fruit #2 J.G. Jones and Mark Waid (Authors), J.G. Jones (Artist), Deron Bennett (Letterer) BOOM! Studios   October 4, 2015 Though Strange Fruit #1 was published in July, the BOOM! response to criticisms lodged about its racial insensitivity in the following weeks and months has been relative silence. I tried very hard not to blame them, as it’s a

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  • Marvel Announces Hip-Hop Variants for October, Still Does Not Care About Black People

    Marvel Announces Hip-Hop Variants for October, Still Does Not Care About Black People19

    • July 15, 2015

    Yesterday, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso announced that, for the month of October, Marvel will release variant covers paying homage to hip hop. These covers were designed  to reflect the “ongoing dialogue” between Marvel and hip hop, and to “spotlight the seamless relationship between those two forces.” How nice, right? Seamless relationship! Ongoing dialogue! Hip hop! Marvel!

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