• A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 2016

    A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 20165

    This past March and April, I read Preacher for the first time, which feels like comics sacrilege in 2016. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s seminal late 90s creation about a man from East Texas who is burdened with glorious purpose—or, more accurately, the spawn of an angel and a demon—is held up alongside The Watchmen

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  • Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo

    Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo1

    DC Entertainment released their new logo, along with a press release explaining its new branding and the motivations behind its decisions. See below for the full announcement. I have highlighted a few key phrases that point toward DC’s branding direction.

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  • Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman

    Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman0

    Marshmallow Man is a woman. Granted, “Marshmallow Woman” doesn’t roll off the tongue with the same alliterative satisfaction as “Marshmallow Man.” It’s tough to pronounce two W’s in a row like that, not to mention adding an entire extra syllable. But, it’s the more accurate of the two. Accuracy versus a lulling literary device is

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  • Anime At 30 – What To Do When You Experience Anime Burn Out

    Anime At 30 – What To Do When You Experience Anime Burn Out14

    I’ve been a fan of anime for almost 20 years. It occurred to me recently that my fanniversary is around the same time as Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary. And knowing that there are young women and men watching Sailor Moon for the first time with the new Crystal adaptation, I’m beginning to feel like an

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  • Kesha vs Dr. Luke

    Kesha vs Dr. Luke5

    Content warning: this article discusses rape and abuse. The Kesha case against Dr. Luke now has it’s own Wikipedia page, which means that this shitshow of humans failing to be decent is officially ingrained in the collective unconscious. This lawsuit is unprecedented in a lot of ways, but legal disputes between musicians and their record labels

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  • Dear Amanda: Letters of Caution

    Dear Amanda: Letters of Caution0

    Cathy G. Johnson’s Dear Amanda plays catch with you for a while. Then it knocks the ball out of your hands. You thought you were reading a simple diary comic? You were reading a rather complex meditation on perspective, in fact. It knocked the ball out of my hands, I should say. Reading experiences may

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