• Prism Stalker: A Primer on a Sordid Past

    Prism Stalker: A Primer on a Sordid Past0

    Content Warning: Generational/Historical Trauma I am not North American Indigenous. However, the least I can do as someone who lives on occupied land is to learn the history of, and about, the peoples who are Native to the North American Continent and advocate for others to learn more through my academic research on Native American boarding

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  • Aliens, Immigration, Race, and Assimilation in DC: The New Frontier

    Aliens, Immigration, Race, and Assimilation in DC: The New Frontier2

    I love Darwyn Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier. I think it’s a love letter not just to the superhero genre, but also to its medium: the comic book, even though my 520-page 2016 paperback edition neither looks nor feels like a floppy when I pick it up to read. There is a sequence in The

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  • Found in Translation: Anthea Bell

    Found in Translation: Anthea Bell0

    My brother is eleven years older than I am. When I was born, he took it upon himself to raise me, from diaper changes, to teaching me the names of important dinosaurs. He fostered in me the greatest gift a sibling could give: the love of reading. While his X-Men collection is why I’m the

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  • The Problem With Generation X Was Editorial

    The Problem With Generation X Was Editorial1

    On the 12th October, a Friday, writer Chuck Wendig announced via several threaded tweets that he had been fired from the Darth Vader miniseries he had been working on thanks to editorial displeasure with his personal linguistic conduct. The editor in question was Mark Paniccia.

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  • 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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