• The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology — Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet

    The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology — Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet

    This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the Gillen and McKelvie comic adaptation of it, The Wicked and The Divine, and speculate meanings and foreshadows only available with a bit of background knowledge.   Issue #2 ended with a huge cliffhanger: a new god (it is possible indeed, Laura!).

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: Too Much Deadpool

    Mighty Marvel Monday: Too Much Deadpool

    This Marvel Monday is being written from a train! I am on my way home from a trip to Boston, so you get to enjoy some news composed while gazing out at the scenic backs of factories and vacant lots as I criss-cross this great nation the American way — on Amtrak, with significant delays!

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  • Multifarious: France vs. Impressionism!

    Multifarious: France vs. Impressionism!

    Recently I discovered Kriss Stress Art. Very unique, Chicago-based artist. There are a couple different projects going on, my favorite is the “Blank Expressions” series that they do.

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  • Sex Criminals Review: Would you eat a street muffin?

    Sex Criminals Review: Would you eat a street muffin?

    Sex Criminals #7 Matt Fraction (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Image Comics Sex Criminals #7 opens with Suzie mulling over the downsides of birth control pills before dropping her badly-needed muffin on the street. What would you do? Would you eat the street muffin?

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  • The DC Daily Planet: December Solicits

    The DC Daily Planet: December Solicits

    Good morning, caped crusaders! This news report is brought to you by All The Coffee. Try All The Coffee today, for the energy to leap tall buildings in a single bound and get through a day at the office!   All The Coffee. Because even superheros need a boost.

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  • Where Do We Stand: August Comics and Graphic Novel Sales

    Where Do We Stand: August Comics and Graphic Novel Sales

    Proving that Batman still has staying power even after seventy-five years, this month’s top single issue comic was BATMAN #34. The monthly tug-of-war continues between the big two, with DC winning the back the top spot but only three other titles on the list. Marvel took six of the top ten and Image snuck in

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  • Thinking Outside the Panel

    Thinking Outside the Panel

    Reading David Mack’s Kabuki: Circle of Blood was an entirely new experience for me. Back then, I was firmly in my superhero phase, keen on colourful and shiny art by the likes of Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri. Kabuki’s black and white format and Mack’s style was a bit off putting. Thankfully, I liked the

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  • Trigger Warning: Fantasy vs Reality

    Trigger Warning: Fantasy vs Reality

    I hate the dark. As in full-on shaking, bones trembling, sweat-breaking-out-along-the-nape-of-my-neck fear. It’s a strange thing to admit to people because being afraid of the dark is something children fear. Being afraid of the dark is something people associate with weakness and immaturity. So no one thinks twice when they turn the lights out on

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  • Darrien Hunt: Shot Whilst Cosplaying?

    Darrien Hunt: Shot Whilst Cosplaying?

    A cosplayer with a trick sword is walking to a noodle place, he’s just been at the con. He’s shot in the back six times. Hey, says the cop — how was I to know it wasn’t a real sword? A kid with a trick sword is walking down the street, on the way to

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  • Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Seconds Bryan Lee O’Malley  Ballantine Books Katie Clay is getting it together. The protagonist of Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s highly-anticipated follow-up to the Scott Pilgrim series, Katie by all appearances has her life in order. A twenty-something with red, spiky Sonic the Hedgehog hair, she’s the executive chef at Seconds, a cozy and popular little

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  • Comixology adds over 4,000 comics and graphics novels to their DRM-free library

    Comixology adds over 4,000 comics and graphics novels to their DRM-free library

    Comixology announced the second wave of publishers participating in their DRM-free library. The DRM-free backup feature was announced earlier this year during the Comixology panel at San Diego Comic Con, with a first round of publishers Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. Comixology also gave the option to

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  • Sailor Twain and the Misty Medium

    Sailor Twain and the Misty Medium

    “Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.”—Gunter Grass Most artists know that if they are drawing with charcoal, they might as well throw themselves down an old Victorian era chimney. While it’s a forgiving medium in the sense that even non-artists can achieve a level of mediocrity with charcoal,

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  • The Best at Being You: Mental Health, Self-Image, and X-Force

    The Best at Being You: Mental Health, Self-Image, and X-Force

    In my grand tradition of waiting much too long to read good comics, I didn’t read the new X-Force by Si Spurrier and Rock-He Kim until late last month. It’s ridiculously enjoyable, with a cast that features a non-fetishized Psylocke, strong representation of LGBTQ people, and deeply flawed characters. The members of X-Force are hot-tempered,

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  • Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 2014

    Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 2014

    Small Press Expo, held on Sept. 13-14 in Bethesda, Maryland, is the convention for independent and self-published comics on the East Coast. This was only my second time at SPX (accompanied by buddy and WWAC guest contributor Rebecca Heneley) but it’s already one of my favorite events of the year. Here are some highlights from

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  • Moonie Musings: Revisiting the Sailor Moon Manga Volume 5

    Moonie Musings: Revisiting the Sailor Moon Manga Volume 5

    Fighting evil by moonlight? You’re not alone. Sailor Moon made history as one of the most popular shoujo (traditionally, manga and anime targeted towards a younger female audience) manga ever released, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the Senshi.

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  • Comics Academe: How Do You Teach Comics?

    Comics Academe: How Do You Teach Comics?

    This post is the first of two Comics Academe pieces from guest writer Katherine Tanski — I’d introduce her fully, but she does a good job of that for herself. My name is Kate, and I’m a recovering academic. Like all good recovering academics, I feel the need to share my experiences and impart (what I

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