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    Kat Overland

    Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.

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  • Yes, There’s Rape in Lobo #9

    Yes, There’s Rape in Lobo #90

    (Content Warning: This article contains discussion of rape) The warning-free preview of Lobo #9, written by Frank J. Barbiere and Cullen Bunn, art by Szymon Kudranski and Cliff Richards, and colors by Blond, opens with villain Countess Fabria Odessa taking control of Lobo via mechanical spiders. She has him spread eagled on a bed, unable to fight back, and she straddles

  • Surface Tensions: Character vs. Creator Diversity

    Surface Tensions: Character vs. Creator Diversity5

    Diversity—it’s a heavy discussion that’s happening all across the world of comics, whether being decried as “change for change’s sake” or being touted as a fundamental aspect of storytelling by creators like Al Ewing. Even Dan Didio has acknowledged that comics haven’t been great for representation and that the audience for more diverse characters is

  • Review: Ant-Man Keeps It Small (Spoiler Free!)

    Review: Ant-Man Keeps It Small (Spoiler Free!)8

    • July 21, 2015

    Ant-Man Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas Marvel Studios July 2015 Another white dude hero. A tempestuous production history where Edgar Wright drops out due to rumored corporate meddling. No Janet Van Dyne. Plus, it’s about a guy who can control ants. Ant-Man seemed destined for disaster almost as soon as

  • Gender & Cosplay: A Q&A with Melinda Gross & Hanahmiya

    Gender & Cosplay: A Q&A with Melinda Gross & Hanahmiya4

    In our last summer cosplay article, Emily interviewed cosplayer Briana Lawrence. In this piece, Kat talks crossplay and gender fluidity in cosplay.