Category: Essays


Yet More Violence: Michael Bay’s Transformers Against IDW’s Transformers

This post contains spoilers for Transformers: Punishment; Age of Extinction; Windblade; Dark Cybertron; More than Meets the Eye; Robots in Disguise; and Last Stand of the Wreckers. The Transformer movies, the best selling interpretation of the brand, are simultaneously the most ideologically opposed to the stories of the IDW comic book continuity and the most racist,…

Ghost in the Shell 2: man-machine interface manga comic, Young Magazine, Dark Horse Comics, 1991 -- 2003

Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (7) (NSFW)

The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, “Motoko Kusanagi is“ autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience — although I…