• Webcomics Capsules — Supernatural Fantasy and a Lighthouse

    Webcomics Capsules — Supernatural Fantasy and a Lighthouse

    Back By K.C. Green & Anthony Clark Supernatural Western Updates Wednesdays Back, started in July by the beloved creators of Gunshow and Nedroid Picture Diary, is a comic about the end of the world. No, it’s not any of that post-apocalyptic stuff, just the tale of how everything falls apart. The catalyst for these events appears

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  • They Get to Change You: The Wicked + The Divine #4

    They Get to Change You: The Wicked + The Divine #4

    The Wicked + The Divine #4 By Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (artist), Matthew Wilson (colorist), Clayton Cowles (letterer) Image Comics Released September 18, 2014   This isn’t really a review. I’m no critic, and I won’t even pretend to be impartial and dispassionate. But I have plenty of thoughts and feelings about this book

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  • An Interview With Siya Oum

    An Interview With Siya Oum

    Yes, the Spider-Woman #1 covers by Milo Manara and Greg Land generated lots of outrage and press, but could we stop to give some credit where it’s due? Siya Oum’s variant cover for the same issue is not only beautiful, but it was colored by hand. Let me say it again–it was colored by hand.

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  • Roundtable: Growing Up Pop Culture

    Roundtable: Growing Up Pop Culture

    Recently, Janet Mock, a writer, cultural commentator, and transwoman, opened up on her blog about claiming a feminist identity. What sparked Mock’s recent claim to and stake in feminism was Beyonce’s 16-minute performance at the 2014 MTV VMAs where Beyonce boldly proclaimed herself a feminist in giant, lit-up letters while she stood in the foreground. Prior

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  • Catch Up On the Mystery: The Private Eye

    Catch Up On the Mystery: The Private Eye

    Clicking Amazon’s “one-click” button to make a purchase with a credit card. The latest celebrity harassed with leaked photos. These are examples of how much faith we put in the technology that connects us; technology that has come to dictate our day-to-day way of life. But what happens when that technology fails all of us, unleashing our personal

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  • Zinesters Interviews

    Zinesters Interviews

    Interview with zinester: Sarah Scalise/SA$$Y Zine: Understanding the Beauty Myth: A Girl’s Guide to Human Sexuality, Interpreting Popular Culture, & the Cultivation of Pimples and Pubic Hair!

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  • Comic Cover Showdown: Big Trouble In Little China #4 vs Alien Legion: Dead and Buried

    Comic Cover Showdown: Big Trouble In Little China #4 vs Alien Legion: Dead and Buried

    Welcome to Comic Cover Showdown, where we pit new comic releases against one another to see who has the stronger cover design. We’ll be critiquing covers by referring to fine art elements, so you should expect to come away from this with new knowledge. This showdown’s theme is negative space.

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  • 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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