• Adoption Papers for Rahne Sinclair

    Adoption Papers for Rahne Sinclair1

    New Mutants #1, in addition to being a great issue in its own right, had a very important highlight: like other mutants, Rahne Sinclair is alive again. That brings us to an important point of discussion regarding her: She’s ours now. By ‘ours’, of course, I mean that she belongs to trans people. You may

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  • “God’s Country” is a ’90s Story of Small-Town Corruption that Remains Relevant

    “God’s Country” is a ’90s Story of Small-Town Corruption that Remains Relevant0

    Editor’s Note: This author has chosen to remain anonymous, due to the very specific geographical knowledge contained here. I grew up in Stanwood, Washington, a small town a couple miles off the interstate. Its got that quintessential small-town feel: the dairy farms handed down through generations, the locally owned businesses being edged out by big

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  • Poltergeist Girls, Part 4: The Enfield Variations

    Poltergeist Girls, Part 4: The Enfield Variations0

    In 1977, the British press reports an outbreak of alleged poltergeist phenomena that occurred in the Enfield home of single mother Peggy Hodgson and her four children Janet, Margaret, Johnny and Billy. Claims of strange activity at the house continued until 1979, and the case of the Enfield poltergeist has provoked heated debate ever since.

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  • Chastity Jack: Judging a Book By Its Variant Covers

    Chastity Jack: Judging a Book By Its Variant Covers0

    Chastity #1 Daniel Maine (artist), Carlos M. Mangual (letterer), Bryan Valenza (colorist), Leah Williams (writer) September 11, 2019 Chastity Jack is a character who could feel recognizable to anyone: she has creative dreams she can’t quite achieve, she’s frustrated by how slow the NYC subway moves, she doesn’t take attitude from anyone. But unlike most New

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  • The X-Men’s Dissipating Storm

    The X-Men’s Dissipating Storm18

    In 1975, Len Wein and Dave Cockrum introduced us to Ororo Munroe, aka Storm. An amalgamation of a shapeshifting character called Black Cat and a weather controller named Typhoon, the creative team tweaked some of the details and gave us the mutant we know today. Holding on to her Black Cat origins, she had cat-like

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  • Comics and Kink: Marco Mancassola’s Erotic Lives of Superheroes

    Comics and Kink: Marco Mancassola’s Erotic Lives of Superheroes0

    2008 was an interesting year for superheroes in pop culture. At the time, Marvel Studies was busy launching its cinematic universe with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Christopher Nolan was classing up DC’s previously campy Batman mythos with The Dark Knight. Hellboy continued to dazzle audiences in its critically acclaimed sequel, while Punisher fans suffered a decisive blow from its adaptation.

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