• Soon You Too Can Live Your Spider-Gwen Dreams!

    Soon You Too Can Live Your Spider-Gwen Dreams!

    Spider-Gwen fans have even more to celebrate other than great sales because Spider-Gwen is getting a clothing line! Welovefine, a clothing and accessories retailer, specializes in geek and fandom clothing. Spider-Gwen will be joining other Welovefine clothing lines featuring such badass female comic characters as Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and the Lumberjanes. The Spider-Gwen collection features a zip-up hoodie,

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  • Wayward’s Rori Lane: An Introduction to Liminality

    Wayward’s Rori Lane: An Introduction to Liminality

    Liminality: a concept elaborated on by Victor Turner to represent the state of being betwixt and between, especially social or physical states; for example, not a child but not yet considered an adult. Wayward is a comic via Image, set in modern Japan and intended for older readers, that explores the danger of the supernatural

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  • Relive, Rewrite, Restore: Yukarism Volume 1

    Relive, Rewrite, Restore: Yukarism Volume 1

    Yukarism, Vol. 1 Chika Shiomi Viz Media 2014 It’s hard to pin Yukarism down, even after a few rereads. Chika Shiomi throws several tropes together—history, reincarnation, romance, time-travel—and while the result is entertaining at first, the story quickly loses its ability to intrigue the reader. Main character Yukari Kobayakawa’s literary talent is evident at 17 years

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  • LEAVE DAZZLER ALONE! A Closer Look at the Early Years of Marvel Comics’ Most “Infamous” Superheroine

    LEAVE DAZZLER ALONE! A Closer Look at the Early Years of Marvel Comics’ Most “Infamous” Superheroine

    Before writing this article, I decided to conduct an experiment. I plugged the words “Dazzler” and “worst superheroes” into Google. The search gave me about seven articles from publishers ranging from Cracked.com and Buzzfeed to The Guardian that took Alison Blaire to task for her converting-sound-into-light powers, her already-dated-when-it-was-made disco-inspired outfit or her overall superheroism.

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  • Grumpy Cat Coming to Comics

    Grumpy Cat Coming to Comics

    This fall, The World’s Grumpiest Cat” joins the ranks of famous comic book cats like Red Lantern Dex-Starr or Saga‘s Lying Cat. In a newly announced deal with Dynamite, Grumpy Cat and her brother, Pokey, will enter the realm of digital comics and graphic novels. First released as a three-issue miniseries in the fall, it

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  • Female Transformers Get Reinforcements from Caminus and Victorion Combines

    Female Transformers Get Reinforcements from Caminus and Victorion Combines

    It’s finally happened. The results are in! Earlier this year, Hasbro asked its fans to download an app for their mobile devices that enabled fans to vote for input in creating a new combiner team. The last time fans got to do something similar, the heroine Windblade was the result—she earned considerable face-time under Mairghread

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  • Don’t Call Me Sidekick! Big Hats and Camaraderie That Works in Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade and Kato Review

    Don’t Call Me Sidekick! Big Hats and Camaraderie That Works in Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade and Kato Review

    Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade and Kato One-Shot Willow Wilson and Erica Schultz (scripters), Noah Salonga (illustrator), Dinei Ribiero (colorer), Erica Schultz (letterer), Hannah Elder (editor) Dynamite May 27, 2015 (Note: This review contains some spoilers. WWAC reviewed Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade and Kato with an advanced review copy from Dynamite.) Confusion abounds in Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade

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  • Disability in the Dystopian Future of Mad Max: Fury Road

    Disability in the Dystopian Future of Mad Max: Fury Road

    Approximately 15% of the world’s population has some kind of disability, but in pop culture people with disabilities are rarely seen: only 1% of characters have some kind of disability in American television shows. It’s not a trend that more genre films have managed to shake. The Hunger Games, for example, is a franchise that actively

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