• Seattle, Superheroes, and Social Justice – Marvel: Universe of Superheroes at MoPOP

    Seattle, Superheroes, and Social Justice – Marvel: Universe of Superheroes at MoPOP1

    Marvel: Universe of Superheroes opened 21 April 2018 and runs through 6 January 2019 at the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, Washington. This special exhibit takes visitors through the 80 year history of Marvel and their Superheroes, with materials assembled from collections and commissioned specifically for the exhibit. The journey into the Marvel

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  • Dissecting “Men in Comics” at TCAF 2018

    Dissecting “Men in Comics” at TCAF 20180

    From the dawn of the Golden Age of Comics, there has been one overlooked group of people that has faced the most adversity and struggled more than any other to find a place in comics: straight white men. At this year’s TCAF, a panel of talented comics creators tackled the important, yet controversial, issue of

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  • The FOLD Festival Adds Comics to the Mix

    The FOLD Festival Adds Comics to the Mix0

    The Festival of Literary Diversity’s goal is right there in the title. Its mandate is to celebrate and provide a platform for diverse voices in literature. But FOLD’s diversity goes a step beyond the people creating the literature, explained Karen Richardson, a member of the festival board and planning committee. It also showcases the diversity of

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  • WWAC’s Free Comic Book Day Favorites!

    WWAC’s Free Comic Book Day Favorites!0

    Free Comic Book Day! One of the best days of the year for comic book fans, FCBD is perfect for discovering new books, hooking little or novice fans, or getting to know your local comic community. (And, if you’re in my neck of the woods, getting a free shaved ice in honor of the day

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  • Wicomicon Rises from the Ashes of Universal Fan Con

    Wicomicon Rises from the Ashes of Universal Fan Con0

    When I first heard about Universal Fan Con being cancelled, I’d just booked a one night stay at a second hotel because our hotel was booked and wouldn’t allow us to arrive before Friday afternoon. It was literally minutes after—when I hopped on Twitter—that I read the unfortunate news. Then, a few more minutes later,

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  • Stories from Comics Academe: The Culture of Production in Marvel’s Media Franchises

    Stories from Comics Academe: The Culture of Production in Marvel’s Media Franchises0

    On May 1, 2014, I attended Derek Johnson’s lecture, “My Hero?: The Practices and Politics of Sharing Worlds in Marvel’s Media Franchises” presented by the University of California at Irvine Humanities Collective. Johnson is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who researches identity and hierarchy in the production of

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