• “Don’t Get Eaten by a Tiger”: The Presentation and Safety of Othered Children in FF

    “Don’t Get Eaten by a Tiger”: The Presentation and Safety of Othered Children in FF0

    Marvel Comics’ all-ages series FF (2012) is brought to us by team Matt Fraction and Mike, Lee, and Laura Allred and follows the adventures of the Future Foundation, a school for special youngsters, temporarily headed by Scott Lang, She-Hulk, Medusa, and pop singer Darla Deering a.k.a Miss Thing.

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  • Seeing Surrealism in Comics

    Seeing Surrealism in Comics1

    I started researching Surrealism, more specifically Women Surrealists, over ten years ago, writing both my M.A. dissertation and then my PhD thesis on the subject. I have a particular interest with Surrealism’s connections to the female body, fashion, and magic/alchemy/witchcraft, but the movement is wide and its influence felt in many places. As a result,

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  • Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain

    Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain0

    Please note this post contains discussion of violence against women. Also, spoiler alert for Monstress. Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress has—justifiably—been on fire lately. It won heaps of accolades at the 2018 Eisner Awards and major love and respect from readers. Liu was the first woman to win the Best Writer award (about time),

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 8: Twin Tales1

    Upon her reemergence as a Captain Britain supporting character, Betsy Braddock retained little of her previous page character. Her blonde though changeable bob was now chest-length purple, worn in a half-up style that resembled a large cottage loaf, or a Portuguese man o’ war. Career-wise she was “still” a model, but no longer a charter

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  • Plus-Sized Elf Makes A Joke of Women’s Bodies

    Plus-Sized Elf Makes A Joke of Women’s Bodies3

    As a fat person, I’m not sure what I dislike more: no fat representation in media, or fat representation in media. Because whenever it happens, it’s almost always as a comic relief, a glutton, a character who is defined by always eating. Their fatness is only the “acceptable” kind, a little chub around the midsection,

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  • She-Hulk: The Hero We Need in 2019

    She-Hulk: The Hero We Need in 20191

    With the Women’s Marches, the #MeToo movement, and the important conversations we’ve been seeing recently about sexual assault and consent.Women have certainly made their voices heard. And in the current political climate, not only is anger—and even rage—from women understandable, it can serve as a catalyst for real change when funneled into productive action.

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