• Football Comics! Bad Machinery V.1

    Football Comics! Bad Machinery V.1

    Bad Machinery Volume One: The Case of the Team Spirit. Football! A comic with football in it. The World Cup’s still on! Bad Machinery is a comic from John Allison, who should be hailed even more loudly than he already is (I mean, I assume that he is? I take it for granted) for the wicked,

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  • Review: The Legend of Bold Riley

    Review: The Legend of Bold Riley

    The Legend of Bold Riley Leia Weathington Leia Weathington, Marco Aidala, Vanessa Gillings, Kelly McClellan, Konstantin Pogorelov and Jason Thompson Northwest Press Last week, one of my very favorite shows of all time – Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra – returned to the airways for its third season. But for those who, like me, are

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  • A Tale of Comics Academe in a History Department: An Interview with Professor Julian Chambliss

    A Tale of Comics Academe in a History Department: An Interview with Professor Julian Chambliss

    Professor Julian Chambliss’s true origin remains shrouded in mystery but his LinkedIn page tells us that he has been a professor at Rollins College in Florida since 2003. In an interview by Chris Rawlins, Chambliss recounted his first experience teaching with comic books in 2006. As an editor and contributor for a recent compilation of research

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  • Comic Review:  Action Lab – Midnight Tiger #1

    Comic Review: Action Lab – Midnight Tiger #1

    Midnight Tiger #1 Ray-Anthony Height DeWayne Feenstra Action Lab We begin with an angry man, on fire, walking into a bar, and ignored by the people on the street who think he’s as high as they are. Our narrator is the Tiger himself, describing this scene in the past tense as the reader gets to

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  • She-Ra Gets a New Look

    She-Ra Gets a New Look

    The finale of “The Blood of Grayskull” is here! Darkness has taken over Eternia. He-Man is dead. Only one person can save the day – she is Adora. She is She-Ra! Today The Mary Sue gave us our first look at She-Ra a.k.a Princess Adora, sister of Prince Adam/He-Man. There are a few criticisms to

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  • Interview with Caldecott Winner Erin Stead

    Interview with Caldecott Winner Erin Stead

    Erin Stead’s artwork is just beautiful. You can frame pages from any children’s book she has illustrated and you are looking at a piece of strong stand-alone art. Even zooming in on minor images does not detract from the effect. Take a look for yourself: The large images are gorgeous:And close-ups of the details from

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: Bye, Steve

    Mighty Marvel Monday: Bye, Steve

    Happy post-4th, American Marvellites! Hope you all had a great holiday (or didn’t, if you aren’t in America/don’t care) and are just sitting around thinking about Chris Evans wearing spandex, like a true patriot.

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  • Crime Comic Review: Amy Devlin, Lost and Found

    Crime Comic Review: Amy Devlin, Lost and Found

    Amy Devlin, Lost and Found Christina Weir (W) Nunzio DeFilippis (W) T J Kirsch (A) Oni Press I mentioned on our twitter that despite my love of prose and television crime stories, I don’t feel much pull from graphic crime fiction. I don’t know if my lack of interest is real, I don’t know if

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