• Queer Folks Write About Comics

    Queer Folks Write About Comics0

    At FlameCon this year, the Women Write About Comics cadre was well represented on the panel, “Queer Folks Write About Comics.” Scheduled in the final panel slot of the convention, QFWAC was like the dessert of the con. The panelists presented thoughtful and diverse commentary on the state of comics journalism as a practice and as

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  • About Those J. Scott Campbell X-Men Black Covers – Social Media Discourse in the “Blue Age” of Comics

    About Those J. Scott Campbell X-Men Black Covers – Social Media Discourse in the “Blue Age” of Comics12

    A week ago, I was presenting original research at the first annual Comics Studies Society Conference. My paper, “The Blue Age of Comic Books,” was about the digitization of comic books and comic book culture (you can read an early version here). “Blue Age” is a theoretical framework because it draws from my personal experience

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  • Great Power Verbs Great Responsibility

    Great Power Verbs Great Responsibility0

    It is common knowledge that Spider-Man’s heroism is driven by the realization that “with great power comes great responsibility,” but that tagline hasn’t always existed in that form. In the first appearance of Spider-Man in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the final panel of the story introducing the new superhero is overrun with words. It says,

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