• 4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels

    4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels0

    Welcome back to this two part series on comics, color printing technology, and dark skin! We’re still here, trying to figure out brown. Luckily, things get a little less ashy from here on out. In the last section, we thought about technological biases against brown skin, which have cropped up and persisted in film technology and—I’ve

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  • Avengers: Endgame – Captain America, Friendship, and Masculinity

    Avengers: Endgame – Captain America, Friendship, and Masculinity2

    By now, most of us have seen Avengers: Endgame. While the film gave us a lot of feels, it certainly wasn’t without its problems. As the Avengers’ swan song, and the wrap-up of so many storylines, what was surprising was the lack of closure for Steve Rogers and his platonic, male friendships.

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  • 4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All

    4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All4

    A few Christmases ago my mom got me a couple comic books she’d found in a bargain bin. Her thought was: “These are beyond mortal comprehension…better give them to Zoe.” I sat there with two issues of Gold Key’s Brothers of the Spear in my hands and thought, gosh, mom, I don’t know where to

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