• Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”

    Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”2

    Last week, The Nib ran a comic entitled Vote or Else!, which is the work of Filipino-American cartoonist and illustrator, Niccolo Pizarro. The comic, presented initially without context, paints voter registration efforts and their proponents as insensitive to the plights of marginalized peoples and ultimately as centrists who value civility over disruption. While it’s likely

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  • The Problem With Generation X Was Editorial

    The Problem With Generation X Was Editorial1

    On the 12th October, a Friday, writer Chuck Wendig announced via several threaded tweets that he had been fired from the Darth Vader miniseries he had been working on thanks to editorial displeasure with his personal linguistic conduct. The editor in question was Mark Paniccia.

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  • So, Why Don’t We Have a Robin Movie?: Teen Sidekicks and the Relegation to Relation

    So, Why Don’t We Have a Robin Movie?: Teen Sidekicks and the Relegation to Relation0

    Underneath the butt jokes and ‘80s flashbacks (and more butt jokes), Teen Titans Go! To the Movies poses a valid and complex question: Why don’t we have a Robin movie? Robin (the Dick Grayson iteration) was introduced before Wonder Woman, Captain America, and a host of other superheroes who have been given their own films.

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  • The Bat-Missile: A Round Robin Discourse [NSFW — sort of]

    The Bat-Missile: A Round Robin Discourse [NSFW — sort of]0

    One of the perks of comics journalism is that we often get to see things early, so that we know enough to write about them accurately. That’s not really a surprise in itself, but it does lead to the occasional perk–such as when we discovered that DC Comics, through, Batman: Damned #1, the first book

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  • Dump DC, Move Past Marvel… Viva Valiant? Yes! A Primer

    Dump DC, Move Past Marvel… Viva Valiant? Yes! A Primer1

    Howdy, pals, it’s your trusty ex-Ed Claire here. What have I been doing since I left the hallowed halls of authority? Well, I’ve watched a LOT of Criminal Minds. And guess what? I also went bonkers for Valiant. Yeah! Valiant! Let’s talk about that, as my powerful heiress Nola Pfau, your WWAC managing editor, has

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  • 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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