Category: Comics

Batwoman: How Far The Mighty Fall

When DC first introduced readers to Kate Kane, the character and her story were met with universal praise. Not only was the story unique for featuring a gay female super heroine, but she was headlining one of DC’s oldest properties, Detective Comics, and shocking above all else? It was really good. The stunning artwork of…

Master Post: Carol Appreciation

This is the master post for the Carol Danvers Appreciation special edition of the carnival. It’s basically Kelly Sue DeConnick’s fault. Captain Marvel Roundtable, feat. Megan Purdy, Megan Byrd, Liz Pfeiffer, Skalja, Cohen and Alisdair. A Love Letter, by Damalur. Carol, and the Stories of Other Women, by Garrideb. Ultimate Carol Danvers, by Valtyr. Review:…

Carol Appreciation: A Love Letter

This is the fourth in our series of Carol Appreciation posts. Also check out Megan Byrd’s review of Captain Marvel #1, Valtyr’s ode to Ultimate Carol, and Garrideb’s look at Carol and female friendship.  When I walked into my comics shop on Wednesday, the owner–goes by the name of Steve, rarely seen without his Captain…

Review: Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel #1 Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Dexter Soy Marvel Comics A debut issue is a challenging beast in comics; this is doubly so for a book that is re-introducing an established character to old and new fans alike. It is a delicate balance between showing what we know to be true while still…

Part of the Problem

I remember being about 10, and playing the X-Men arcade game that was basically a ripoff of Street Fighter, only you could be Dazzler instead of Cammy. Over my shoulder, I heard a kid behind me say, “A GIRL?” Back then, it didn’t bother me. I wore it with a badge of pride. Yes, I…

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