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    Naja Later

    Dr Naja Later is an academic and a community organiser. Her research studies intersections between pop culture and politics, with a focus in superhero and horror genres. She founded the All Star Women's Comic Book Club, one of the largest women's comic reading groups globally, and ran the first Women In Comics Festival in Melbourne last year.

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  • American Gods Episode One: One Hell of a Trip

    American Gods Episode One: One Hell of a Trip0

    American Gods promised to be strange, and strange it is. The first episode, “The Bone Orchard,” sets a tone if not a plot. With the abundance of amazing TV shows at the moment, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are banking on exactly that: every story has been told, so the real drawcard is how you do it.

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  • Why Everyone Should Be Excited for Starz’ American Gods

    Why Everyone Should Be Excited for Starz’ American Gods1

    The internet is approaching fever pitch over American Gods. Based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed epic, the show will be brought to Starz by Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Logan writer Michael Green. Social media is already teeming with excitement and speculation from the novel’s many avid fans. For this reason, or many others, you’ve been meaning

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  • Political Comics: Why We Should Take HYDRA-Magneto Seriously

    Political Comics: Why We Should Take HYDRA-Magneto Seriously3

    This month, the news broke that Marvel’s latest event will have a series of variant covers of HYDRA-styled bad guys. Included among the lineup will be Magneto, a character whose origins as a Jewish Holocaust survivor should set him in direct opposition to the Nazi-influenced HYDRA. As we enter the cycle of discourse around why

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  • Political Comics: Captain America Was Never Neutral

    Political Comics: Captain America Was Never Neutral1

    January has seen the writer of Captain America advocating for the bodily integrity of, and being retweeted by, neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. Like a lot of awful moments in the past year, there is a temptation to confuse our horror with shock. We want to ask, “How could this have happened?” But as many Cap fans

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