• [TW, NSFW] Spontaneous, Inevitable, Habitual, by Rachel Masilamani

    [TW, NSFW] Spontaneous, Inevitable, Habitual, by Rachel Masilamani

    Content Warning for miscarriage. NON PARTUM, a fictionalized memoir of the cartoonist’s journey with fertility is nicely complex–it spans decades of Rachel Masilamani’s life, and complicates narratives of middle class motherhood. In “Plan B-200,” Masilamani looked back at her high school years in order to juxtapose teen pregnancy and adult fertility difficulties. In “The Subject,” Masilamani looked

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  • James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye

    James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye

    James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, and the scope and humanity of IDW’s Cybertronian comics universe. Robot gender, robot psychology, and entry points for new readers — this sprawling conversation with WWAC staffer, Rachel Stevens, has it all. — Megan

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  • Jason Momoa: Wet Naked Poster Child For The Narrative Revolution

    Jason Momoa: Wet Naked Poster Child For The Narrative Revolution

    On Friday, Zack Snyder dropped new photographs of Jason Momoa as Aquaman and, as I’m sure you all have realized, it is everything we deserve. There was a lot of talk on Twitter about how the new Aquaman was sexy—to his detriment to some but to his improvement for others—and, for some people, to whom

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  • Nobrow Gets The Digital Switch Right

    Nobrow Gets The Digital Switch Right

    Since e-readers and smart phone apps began turning our tangible reading material into ones and zeros there has been push back. Many claim a deep human need to smell, touch, and hold their comics, books, and newsprint. And let’s not forget the apocalyptic rumbles that our embracing of e-reading will lead to the eventual demise

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  • Books That Broke Our Hearts

    Books That Broke Our Hearts

    Last Saturday was Valentine’s Day, a celebration dedicated to love and romance. Leading up to it, Women Write About Comics contributors got into the spirit by sharing their dream dates with their favourite comic book characters. But now that Cupid’s holiday has passed us by, we thought we’d look at the other side of the coin–heart break.

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  • The Twin Peaks Log: S.2 E.4

    The Twin Peaks Log: S.2 E.4

    Ginnis (in a low whisper) I have a weird attraction to Harold. OMG, I can’t believe I admitted that. I’m like one of those women who write serial killers in prison! (runs away and hides in shame) Kayleigh

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  • Sexy Sex Criminals is coming to your living room!

    Sexy Sex Criminals is coming to your living room!

    Super fantastic comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction will be adapting the comic series Sex Criminals to TV.  They are open about this being a plot to pave the way for more great comics to become TV adaptions, thus spreading even more comic book awesome everywhere. They have a two year deal with Universal

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  • Kon, Not A Con: Satoshi Kon’s Actual OPUS

    Kon, Not A Con: Satoshi Kon’s Actual OPUS

    What is the relationship between creators and their work? Once released into the world, audiences consume the creation and make of it what they will, and the creator loses control. But what about the work itself? Surely, within the boundaries of the piece, the artist’s will holds sway. Right? Right. Or, not right.

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  • Cook Your Comics: Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins

    Cook Your Comics: Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins

    Not familiar with Bitch Planet? Check out our other coverage of this series and read all about it! As soon as I read Bitch Planet #3, the origin story of the indomitable Penny Rolle, I wanted the recipe to make the muffins that were such an integral part of the story. I also felt like

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  • Wanna Hear A Grown Woman Rant About POWER/RANGERS?

    Wanna Hear A Grown Woman Rant About POWER/RANGERS?

    Okay, Power Rangers was always a bootleg. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, as you probably know, began life as Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, a Japanese Saturday morning show, latest in a long line of similarly colour-coded superhero shows stretching back to the seventies. One per year. Saban took (yes, they paid, it was a business agreement, so

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  • Incredible Indie Tuesday: Invader Zim Coming Back in Comic Form

    Incredible Indie Tuesday: Invader Zim Coming Back in Comic Form

    Hot Topic Fans Rejoice: Invader Zim Coming to Comics Invader Zim, for those not in the know, is a cult-classic Nickelodeon show only ran for two seasons, but in the decade since its cancellation it’s gained a huge following.  The story follows Zim, a pint-sized alien invader who disguises himself as a human in an attempt to conquer Earth solo,

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  • You Are What You Watch: Which Five Anime Shaped Your Life?

    You Are What You Watch: Which Five Anime Shaped Your Life?

    Whenever I’m asked about my favorite books, movies, anime, or video games, I hesitate to answer. For me, comparing my love of Haruki Murakami to J. R. R. Tolkien, for example, is like comparing apples to oranges or choosing between chocolate and vanilla. Murakami and Tolkien, apples and oranges, and chocolate and vanilla are all

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday

    Mighty Marvel Monday

    Welcome back to another edition of Mighty Marvel Monday, where the stories are made up and the links don’t matter!  …kidding.  This is all real Marvel news from the past week that you might have missed. Honest.   Above the Fold  It was announced that Marvel will be releasing their Free Comic Book Day titles

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  • Review: 2000AD, Prog 1919

    Review: 2000AD, Prog 1919

    2000AD, Prog 1919 Writers: Various, Artists: Various Rebellion Happy 38th birthday, 2000AD! That’s right: the galaxy’s greatest source of thrill-power has now entered its 38th year. At 52 weeks per year, plus biweekly Megazines from 1990 onwards…that’s a lot of comics. You may need to sit down for a moment to process it–I know I do.

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  • Short & Sweet: Transformers & The Black Vortex!

    Short & Sweet: Transformers & The Black Vortex!

    Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #37 James Roberts (W), Alex Milne (A), Joana Lafuente (C) IDW Publishing February 4th, 2015

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  • Con Diaries: Boskone 52

    Con Diaries: Boskone 52

    Boskone is the annual science fiction and fantasy convention put on by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) in Boston, Mass. One of the reasons I attend this convention is its focus on the craft of science fiction, that is to say, there’s a focus on writing, science, art, and reading.

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