• Comics Found Everywhere: May Scavenger Hunt Results

    Comics Found Everywhere: May Scavenger Hunt Results0

    In May, I set a scavenger hunt. Kori Michele Handwerker, Laura Bishop, Alison Sampson, and Jog Mac replied. There are so many comics—there are so many comics! And so many of them are wonderful, edifying, enlarging, worth it. How are we ever to find them? Perhaps we can help each other.

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  • With Great Popularity Comes Great Eroticism – The Conversion of Pixie

    With Great Popularity Comes Great Eroticism – The Conversion of Pixie5

    Warning: This article contains images depicting violent acts against women. It’s incredibly common that once a female comic book character gains popularity, she is drawn to be more sexually appealing. This is done by dressing her in more revealing clothing, making her thinner and/or bustier, and, if she’s not white, lightening her skin tone—often a combination

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  • Manga Profile: Try Murder Incarnation

    Manga Profile: Try Murder Incarnation0

    Hey, kid. Kid. Hey. Hey, you like a little story with a twist in the tale? You like a last-minute swerve? You like all that sweet tension ramped up in one final reveal that not only makes everything worse, but the whole story … better? Hey, kid, hey. Who would you kill to get that, huh? Who’d

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  • Buckaroo Banzai Rides Again…Maybe?

    Buckaroo Banzai Rides Again…Maybe?0

    Kevin Smith…? That Kevin Smith? My feelings for Kevin Smith and the type of media he produces change with the most recent thing he’s done. My relationship with his work covers the full spectrum between love and hate. The overwhelming majority of his work in the ’90s is lost on me, despite how popular it

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  • What Devin Faraci Gets Wrong About Audience, Ownership and Power

    What Devin Faraci Gets Wrong About Audience, Ownership and Power12

    Earlier this week, Devin Faraci of Birth Movies Death, wrote that fandom was broken. Out of control and on the attack, wild elements of the audience had broken free from their assigned role of mild adoration and GIFpreciation to wage war against creators. Hashtag campaigns, calls to action, death threats — described in one long

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  • The Sharon Carter Problem: How Marvel Keeps Failing Female Characters

    The Sharon Carter Problem: How Marvel Keeps Failing Female Characters14

    Marvel movies are, by and large, not romances. And that’s okay. When I go to the theater to see a superhero movie, I don’t need to see anyone falling in love. If a romance can be played well within the confines of a rich and compelling superhero story, I’m not going to complain—I’m a sucker

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