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    Kelly Kanayama

    Staff Writer Kelly was born and raised in Honolulu but now lives in Scotland. She has has an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing, and is currently pursuing a PhD (look! There it goes!) on transatlantic narratives in contemporary comics. As a half-Japanese, half-Filipina woman, she believes that white vinegar is the answer to most of life's problems.

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  • Review: World of Tanks: Roll Out #1

    Review: World of Tanks: Roll Out #10

    World of Tanks: Roll Out #1 Garth Ennis (writer), Carlos Ezquerra (illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (colorist), no letterer listed Dark Horse August 31, 2016 Disclaimer: This review is based on an advance review copy from Dark Horse Comics.

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  • Review: The Hellblazer #1

    Review: The Hellblazer #10

    The Hellblazer #1 Simon Oliver (writer), Moritat (illustrator), Andre Szymanowicz and Moritat (colorists), Sal Cipriano (letterer) DC 2016 Disclaimer: This review is based on an advance review copy from DC Comics. The latest character that DC’s Rebirth has brought back from an all-too-brief spell (no pun intended) in publication limbo is John Constantine — or as this comic calls him, The

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  • Interview with Farel Dalrymple, Creator of Pop Gun War: Gift

    Interview with Farel Dalrymple, Creator of Pop Gun War: Gift0

    For the most part, I prefer my comics fast and hard-hitting: Good defeating evil in physical combat or gruff antiheroes solving their problems by shooting them in the face. There’s nothing like that vicarious adrenal spike I feel when the Punisher, bleeding from shrapnel wounds that would kill anyone who wasn’t the Punisher, rounds a corner and opens

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  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in Comics Academia)

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in Comics Academia)2

    June 2015. The run-up to my first conference abroad as an official comics scholar — and I don’t want to go. I’m panic-crying after reading a chain of emails which, on the face of it, have little to do with me. Short background: we were supposed to have a panel on Charlie Hebdo. A month before

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