• Cookies & Christ in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints

    Cookies & Christ in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints0

    When I started writing about religion and literature for my dissertation, I never dreamed that I’d also get to write about comics. I loved comics and knew that they were finally being taken seriously at an academic level, but I still couldn’t connect them to religious studies. That is, until I came across the work

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  • So, Why Don’t We Have a Robin Movie?: Teen Sidekicks and the Relegation to Relation

    So, Why Don’t We Have a Robin Movie?: Teen Sidekicks and the Relegation to Relation0

    Underneath the butt jokes and ‘80s flashbacks (and more butt jokes), Teen Titans Go! To the Movies poses a valid and complex question: Why don’t we have a Robin movie? Robin (the Dick Grayson iteration) was introduced before Wonder Woman, Captain America, and a host of other superheroes who have been given their own films.

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  • Justice 4 Johnny Storm

    Justice 4 Johnny Storm0

    Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers from The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 released on September 19th, 2018. Johnny Storm fans have had a rough time of it these past few years. First, our fave fam was banished from the comics due to petty bullshit over movie rights, which meant that Johnny was essentially abandoned by his

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  • Eddie Brock’s Body: An Artistic Overview of the Venom Symbiote

    Eddie Brock’s Body: An Artistic Overview of the Venom Symbiote2

    No matter where you look these days, listicles about the sexiest characters in comics all look the same. You’ve got your Gambits and your Thors, for example, characters whose canon beauty is basically an explicitly listed trait on their wiki-pages. Some fans swoon over Clark Kent’s earnest farm boy persona, while Emma Frost’s fierce and

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  • Digital Reading and Reading Digitally

    Digital Reading and Reading Digitally0

    You are a digital reader. You’re probably reading this on a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen, but even if you were to read this off of a piece of paper, you’d still be a digital reader, because this essay was digitally mediated: typed into a word processing program before it was uploaded onto the website

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  • Sequential Sartorial: Give Me More Fashionable Superheroes

    Sequential Sartorial: Give Me More Fashionable Superheroes0

    Once upon a time, I wanted to be a fashion designer. I was constantly sketching ideas, collecting fabric samples, and chopping up my sister’s Vogue and Bazaar. I was infatuated with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista and the original supermodels. I dreamed of visiting the runways of Paris. As with many of my childhood obsessions,

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