• A Positronic Woman’s Plea: Include Trans Women In Fiction

    A Positronic Woman’s Plea: Include Trans Women In Fiction

    Earlier this year, Andrew Wheeler of ComicsAlliance listed resolutions that he wanted the comics industry to achieve. Among these resolutions was trans representation in the Big Two for superheroes. This has not yet come to pass in a prominent way. Al Ewing has Loki freely changing their appearance between male and female in Marvel Comics’ Loki:

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  • [NSFW] Sex Criminals Review: The Perfect Cervix

    [NSFW] Sex Criminals Review: The Perfect Cervix

    Sex Criminals #8 Matt Fraction (W), Chip Zdarsky (A) Image Comics The last issue ended with Suzie, Jon, and Rach adrift in a sea of black, with Suzie and Jon’s crimes suddenly exposed for Rach to see. This issue takes place a little bit later, so we aren’t shown what happened immediately after the end

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  • Fans Rally to #SaveStorm

    Fans Rally to #SaveStorm

    If you haven’t heard of #SaveStorm you’ve either been living under a rock or surfing space with Captain Marvel. Recent sales for Storm have been less than great, sending a ripple of anxiety fabout the series’ longevity in fans’ hearts everywhere. The cancellations of New Warriors, She-Hulk, Elektra, and All New X-Factor are just recent examples

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  • [TW] Belief Is Radical: Believe Shia LaBeouf

    [TW] Belief Is Radical: Believe Shia LaBeouf

    During an interview with Dazed Digital earlier this week, actor Shia LaBeouf shared the knowledge that he was raped during a performance art project. We believe him. General response to the news was familiar: you don’t need me to tell you how people reacted to a man, a famous man, saying that he was raped. Abused

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  • Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    The Sunday Edition is a long-running CBC Radio program. This morning, host Michael Enright interviewed famed American dancer and coreographer, now the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones. The group staged a performance this year called James Baldwin, This Time! based on the writer and critic’s work. Enright and Jones had a

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  • Multifarious: Praying in a See-Through Church

    Multifarious: Praying in a See-Through Church

    It’s Nice That has a rundown of why and how the New Yorker manages to consistently get such wonderful illustrated covers. From Chris Ware, to Adrian Tomine, those New Yorker covers are killing it, and it’s all thanks to art editor Francoise Mouly and contributor Mina Kaneko. Work like this is important to cartoonists and

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  • Bisexual Characters We Have Loved

    Bisexual Characters We Have Loved

    Character: David Alleyne aka Prodigy Young Avengers Volume 2 Marvel So a lot of people might not know much about David Alleyne, he played a moderately important part in various X-men storylines, specifically as a member of the New Mutants and the New X-men. David’s mutant powers consisted of the ability to telepathically absorb the

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  • Life Geek! 11/13/14-11/26/14

    Life Geek! 11/13/14-11/26/14

    Life Geek! is our bi-weekly lifestyle feature where we offer readers a glimpse into our geeky lives. Desiree Rodriguez I’ve recently been working on a new comic resources site, and I’m almost finished! Decided the site needed some ‘me’ in there so I took some selfies of my favorite t-shirt, Nightwing. Got this baby at

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  • Thought Bubble: The Greatest Love of All

    Thought Bubble: The Greatest Love of All

    Last year, Thought Bubble was terrific. This year it was better. Layout improvements, food options, queue management. It’s all a total dream.

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  • The End is not Nigh: Arts and Arts Industries Aren’t Dying

    The End is not Nigh: Arts and Arts Industries Aren’t Dying

    Look up. That’s the Orion Nebula, a site of massive star formation. It’s certainly dramatic. Some bright points of light. Huge clouds of dust colliding. Who knows what will come out of it? Well, we do know. Stars are what’s coming, big and small. Imagine that’s an arts industry. Pick one, any will do. Ok, we’ll go with publishing. What was

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  • Durarara!! Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Durarara!! Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Manga! Those lovely small-sized books of satisfactory thickness. They’re a compelling buy, if perhaps higher priced than is strictly desirable. Especially as volumes in a series are far less skippable than your average cape comic. Weigh it up: long-form story by one creative team (or creator!) But how do you find out what’s good? You

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  • Thought Bubble: Blood On the Dancefloor

    Thought Bubble: Blood On the Dancefloor

    My Thought Bubble experience had a shamefully late start. This was partially because my cosplay preparation took a bit longer than I had expected. To look remotely like Cassidy from Preacher, I needed another round of hair dye (Mango Copper) as well as convincing smears of fake blood on my chin and shirt. Since I

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  • Top Ten Tips for Being a Vigilante On a Budget

    Top Ten Tips for Being a Vigilante On a Budget

    My friends and I got into a discussion on vigilantes this past weekend, or, more specifically, what it would be like to be Batman on a budget. It was fun throwing ridiculous ideas into the air but I started to really think about it. I’ve noticed that the only way you can be a decent and successful

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  • Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 4

    Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 4

    Previously, in Cook Your Comics Thanksgiving Spectacular: Part 1: Green Bean Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole Part 2: Corn Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Annie’s Fresh Cranberry Sauce Part 3: Pecan Pie, Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie And now for the grand finale and main event of the evening: turkey! Roasting a turkey feels a bit intimidating

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  • Nimona: The End of an Era

    Nimona: The End of an Era

    Noelle Stevenson’s debut graphic novel Nimona wrapped up its digital release in October, leaving behind many Nimona orphans. The paper version won’t be available until next year, but it’s been a hell of a ride. To chat about shape-shifters, evil villains, and the webcomic experience, me, Carolina, and editor Claire Napier joined two contributors: Robin William

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  • 741.5: Liberté, Égalité, Brimping

    741.5: Liberté, Égalité, Brimping

    After I purchased the first volume of Sex Criminals for my library, it was requested that I prepare a “letter of defense” in the event that it was challenged. Dear Library Patron or Trustee, Hello! I see that you disagree with my choice to purchase Sex Criminals Volume One : One Weird Trick by Matt

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