• Accolades and Imprisonment for Cartoonists in Iran

    Accolades and Imprisonment for Cartoonists in Iran

    Political cartoons can be subversive, pointing out weaknesses in government organizations and leadership. Iran is a country with an especially deep cultural history of political cartooning. It’s so integral there that the municipality of Tehran even sponsors the House of Cartoon, which hosts exhibits and education in cartooning, hoping for cross-cultural events which mix Iranian cartoonists’ work

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday!

    Mighty Marvel Monday!

    Welcome to another Mighty Marvel Monday! Today is a very important day for me, because it’s Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and my team, the Chicago Blackhawks, have a chance to win the cup while playing at home in Chicago for the first time since 1938. It’s a big day. Chicago is special,

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  • Review: Red Sonja #16

    Review: Red Sonja #16

    Red Sonja #16 Gail Simone (scripter), Walter Geovanni (illustrator), Adriano Lucas, Alex Guimaraes, & Marco Lesko (colorers), Simon Bowland (letterer) Dynamite May 27, 2015 In issue #15, Red Sonja suffered under illness while others fought and battled for her. In this issue, our redheaded heroine finally faces her biggest foe to date. (Note: This review contains

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  • Review: Starfire #1: The Orange Alien Princess has Arrived

    Review: Starfire #1: The Orange Alien Princess has Arrived

    Starfire #1 Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (Scripter), Emanuela Lupacchino (Pencils), Ray McCarthy (Inks), Hi-Fi (colorist), Dave Lanphear (letterer) Cover by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts DC Comics June 10, 2015 When it was announced that the popular Tamaranian princess Koriand’r, aka Starfire, was getting her own ongoing title penned by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti of Harley

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  • The DC Daily Planet: A Very White Canary

    The DC Daily Planet: A Very White Canary

    Welcome to the weekend, crusaders! First, I would like to direct your attention to the shiny new banner atop this post. It is fabulous, right? Let’s take a moment to thank Desiree for her awesome work. Thanks, Desiree! As for DC, well…it’s been a bit of a slow week. A handful of creators appeared at

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  • Drink Your Comics: Mad Max Style

    Drink Your Comics: Mad Max Style

    Close to the same time that Mad Max: Fury Road hit the big screen, Vertigo released the Mad Max: Fury Road Inspired Artists edition. Additionally, a prelude titled Mad Max: Furiosa will be released on June 17th!

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  • How Nana Helped My Dad and I Have a Better Relationship

    How Nana Helped My Dad and I Have a Better Relationship

    I spoke to my dad before pitching this piece to Claire, Women Write About Comics’ Feature and Opinions Editor. I’m quite open with a lot of things on the internet and have written about a few personal issues before, usually under my real name. But, whenever it comes to discussing family, there is a hesitancy I

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  • Smudged Alienation: Aisha Franz’s Earthling Reviewed

    Smudged Alienation: Aisha Franz’s Earthling Reviewed

    Earthling Aisha Franz (w, a), Helge Dascher (translator) Drawn & Quarterly November 4, 2014

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  • Books Made Me (Figure Out That I’m) Gay

    Books Made Me (Figure Out That I’m) Gay

    A lot of people live in fear: fear of the written word. They don’t want their children to read Harry Potter because it might turn them into wizards. Brave New World was banned in Ireland, to prevent children from learning about sex. Leaves of Grass was banned in the United States for being too sensual. Dozens of books

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  • Beauty in the Breakdown, Part 2: The Wicked + The Divine

    Beauty in the Breakdown, Part 2: The Wicked + The Divine

    Once again, we return. A few months ago, I did a breakdown of Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, and Matt Wilson’s comic The Wicked + The Divine, or WicDiv, as a compression of high and low culture.  I played coy with you guys in Part 1, but I’m going straight to the postmodernism this time. Don’t

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  • The Batgirl Trade Is Going To Have Some Changes!

    The Batgirl Trade Is Going To Have Some Changes!

    Our lovely writer, Rachel Stevens, wrote a fantastic piece about the transphobic tropes in Batgirl #37 and Team Batgirl apologized without the typical “but”, “however”, and “if you were offended” non apologies we’re used to seeing in the industry. They followed that up with tweets that did not approve of the controversial Batgirl #40 variant cover on

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  • Review: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood – When It All Goes Wrong Again

    Review: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood – When It All Goes Wrong Again

    Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2  Nancy Collins (scripter), Dave Acosta (penciller), Valentina Pinto (colorist), Erica Schultz (letterer) Cover by  Billy Tan (art) and Vinicius Andrade (colors) Dynamite June 10, 2015

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  • Con Diaries: Stage Select Toronto

    Con Diaries: Stage Select Toronto

    I’m not sure how I stumbled upon Stage Select, Toronto’s newest pop culture convention, but stumble I did, and dragged along my friend Trisha, my nephew Brandon, and his girlfriend Nadia. I purchased tickets well in advance, watching the fledgling convention’s website slowly build up its following and its program. Trisha and I are convention veterans,

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  • Review: Legenderry Red Sonja #4

    Review: Legenderry Red Sonja #4

    Legenderry Red Sonja #4 Marc Andreyko (scripter), Juanan Ramirez (illustrator), Impacto Studios (colorist), Dave Lanphear (letterer) Cover by Sergio Davila & Ivan Nunes Dynamite June 3, 2015 (Note: This review contains some spoilers. Ginnis reviewed Legenderry Red Sonja #4 with an advanced review copy from Dynamite.)

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  • Tank Girl Rides Again! – 21st Century Tankgirl Reviewed

    Tank Girl Rides Again! – 21st Century Tankgirl Reviewed

    21st Century Tank Girl #1 Alan Martin, Jamie Hewlett (creators) Brett Parson Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Johnathan Edwards, Philip Bond (pencillers) Titan Comics June 2015 WWAC reviewed 21st Century Tank Girl #1 with an advanced review copy from Titan Comics.

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  • Review: Swords of Sorrow #2

    Review: Swords of Sorrow #2

    Swords of Sorrow #2 dropped last Wednesday, and with all the build-up from the first issue, as well as the Masquerade and Kato one-shot and the first issue in the Vampirella and Jennifer Blood team-up, we were pretty excited to see where the story was headed in #2. In this issue, the Messenger continues to

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