• Scary, Magical Women: Lilith of Borderlands

    Scary, Magical Women: Lilith of Borderlands

    SPOILER WARNING: Borderlands, Borderlands 2 “Alright, you mindless gun-hands: you’re looking for a really hot chick with blue tattoos and mystical powers. A Siren. Specifically, one named Lilith. The official reports say she died in New Haven, but I’m positive she’s hiding out near Sanctuary. If you catch wind of her, tell me and I’ll pay

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  • Rethink That Rule: Genderswapping, Crossplaying, and Reinforcing Gender Binaries

    Rethink That Rule: Genderswapping, Crossplaying, and Reinforcing Gender Binaries

    Genderbend, genderswap, genderflip, Rule 63. It has many names, in everything from fashion to animation to movies to comics to fanart and fan fiction. I’m sure you can travel down the veritable wormhole of Internet searches to see the long, storied history of playing with gender. Personally, as a non-binary person, I’m kind of sick of it.

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  • Revolutionary Girl Showdown: Utena vs. Kill La Kill

    Revolutionary Girl Showdown: Utena vs. Kill La Kill

    Let’s start this piece off right: by issuing a battery of content warnings. Kill La Kill, one of the most talked-about shows of 2013, features cartoon violence, incest, non-consensual sexual situations, and what can only be described as “rape by an article of clothing.” Revolutionary Girl Utena, directed by the legendary Kunihiko Ikuhara, began airing

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  • Short & Sweet: iZOMBIE, My Little Pony, Agame ga Kill! and more!

    Short & Sweet: iZOMBIE, My Little Pony, Agame ga Kill! and more!

    iZOMBIE #1-28  Chris Robinson (W), Mike Allred (A) Vertigo (Re-release) Now is a perfect time to revisit the series since the CW just released a new series based (loosely) on the comic.  ComiXology has it for .99 cents as of this writing!  The comic is a little different. Gwen’s a grave digger, not a ME

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  • Teenage Eternity: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Turns 18

    Teenage Eternity: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Turns 18

    This year, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns eighteen. It’s finally graduated high school and has set off for UC Sunnydale to ultimately wash out and become a full time supernatural hero. Oh well, Buffy the College Years were never quite as fun as Buffy on the unlimited budget of adolescent emotion and parental distance. (See:

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  • The MultiWWsity: Definitely Not a Lot of Supermans

    The MultiWWsity: Definitely Not a Lot of Supermans

    The Multiversity. Grant Morrison and his prize dolls hop from one DC universe to another, generating many strange adventures and also comic books. Team WWAC makes such a journey and finds a super-person in every universe. We’re reinventing the wheel, off-brand. You’re safe for now, Morrison.

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Fight!

    Kickstarter of the Week: Fight!

    Feature image artwork by Baptiste Pagani and Kali Ciesemier. This week I’d like to share a Kickstarter I’ve been looking forward to for a while now: Fight! The Fight Zine is a project started by Jenn Woodall and brings together 36 artists for 44 full-color pages of incredible, video-game inspired art. Contributing illustrators include Sam

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  • Sweep Me Off My Feet! Next Gen Romance Comics, We Need Better

    Sweep Me Off My Feet! Next Gen Romance Comics, We Need Better

    You’ll hear me say it again and again until I feel I’ve reached a comfort zone, but I am very new to the world of comics. I’m still shamefully Wikipedia-ing my way through definitions and origin stories, and I can honestly say after a couple of years of building a relationship with my local comic

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