• Mighty Marvel Monday

    Mighty Marvel Monday

       I return! Like a bad penny. Or Cassie Lang, because everyone agrees her death was basically fridging and stupid anyway. And now without further ado: This week(ish) in Marvel Above the Fold Probably the biggest headline, but just in case you missed it, Marvel and Sony have finally reached a joint custody agreement over Spider-Man,

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  • What Jonathan Jones Gets Wrong About Comics

    What Jonathan Jones Gets Wrong About Comics

    …Pretty much everything. On the Guardian‘s Art and Design blog, art critic Jonathan Jones slammed the art of “the comic-book universe” for being “banal” and “lack[ing]…ambition and verve.” A reasonable criticism, if he’d given evidence to back it up. After all, many comics fans suffered through the epidemic of Greg Land SameFace Syndrome that swept

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  • Women As Superheroes: A Comic Drawing Workshop to Celebrate 40 Years of The Feminist Library

    Women As Superheroes: A Comic Drawing Workshop to Celebrate 40 Years of The Feminist Library

    A free comic workshop led by artists Sally Jane Thompson, Rachael Smith, and Karen Rubins in London at The Feminist Library? I’d signed up faster than you can say sequential-art-salon-in-Southwark.

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  • Review: 2000AD, Prog 1917

    Review: 2000AD, Prog 1917

    2000AD, Prog 1917 Writers: Various Artists: Various Rebellion Two stories come to an end in this week’s prog: one just in time, and one too soon. The former is “Ulysses Sweet, Maniac for Hire: Psycho-Therapist” (writer: Guy Adams; artists: Paul Marshall and Chris Blythe), which relied too heavily on flippant discussions of violence that were

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  • Con Diaries: Local Scenes, Balcony Views, and Why I’m a True Believer

    Con Diaries: Local Scenes, Balcony Views, and Why I’m a True Believer

    Over this winter, Andy Oliver has been publishing State of the Small Press Nation, a look at the sudden abundance of cartoonist shows around Britain, wondering what that swell in numbers means–for the exhibitors and for the scene in general. It’s interesting stuff with views and experiences “from prominent small press creators to DIY culture

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  • Sad Metal Losers: Date Night With WWAC

    Sad Metal Losers: Date Night With WWAC

    If I’m going to spend Valentines apart from my sweetie, there has to be a reason for it. So let’s begin to weave this alternate reality. Spring 2015: WWAC launches Patreon campaign (spoiler: this is our reality, so get your wallet ready). Late 2015: WWAC explodes into cash-richness. Early 2016: I must travel to Japan,

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  • Rice, Spice, and Two Makes Nice: Date Night WIth WWAC

    Rice, Spice, and Two Makes Nice: Date Night WIth WWAC

    I’ve been on a total of ten dates in my life. Which might seem like a lot, but considering they were all with the same guy in my senior year of high school probably not. I don’t often date; actually I never date. But in the face of six feet of tall, bronzed, and red

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Geek Loves Punk

    Kickstarter of the Week: Geek Loves Punk

    A lesbian geek and her best friends try to figure out their lives and their relationships in the sweet comedy, Geek Loves Punk. In the Geek Loves Punk Kickstarter, filmmaker Julie Kerr expands the Geek Loves Punk story from her original short film to a full length feature. The story focuses on Elizabeth, a lesbian

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  • The DC Daily Planet: Avoid Black Cats

    The DC Daily Planet: Avoid Black Cats

    …or don’t. I own one, and thus far he hasn’t brought me any especially bad luck, even on Fridays the 13th. Most of the DC news this week has been more speculation than anything else: everyone’s talking about the post-CONVERGENCE breakaway from the New 52, but there are a few other items of note… For

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  • Con Season Survival Guide

    Con Season Survival Guide

    Con season is already underway for many of us, and while surviving a con may not be as stressful as surviving a zombie apocalypse, they’re pretty damn close. So, I polled our amazing staff and contributors, who are seasoned con pros, mind you, to share their tips for surviving con season.

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  • Show Your Love: Vote for Some Awesome Comics

    Show Your Love: Vote for Some Awesome Comics

    February: the month of love. Also, the second month of 2015. Now that we’ve got some distance from the wacky and wonderful (sometimes!) year that was 2014, it’s time to look back and show some love for comics creators and creations that stood out. Yup, it’s time for the Awesome Awards 2014: Comics Edition! The

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  • Suck My Neck: Date Night With WWAC

    Suck My Neck: Date Night With WWAC

    Character: Cassidy, from Preacher Date activities: Dinner and a gig Decisions: Terrible Dinner is burgers at a greasy diner (the best place in New York, he says, and he’s lived long enough to know). He gets a double, rarer than rare—I can see the blood dripping down his chin. With someone like him, dinner is

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  • [TW] Are You Fearful: The Subject by Rachel Masilamani

    [TW] Are You Fearful: The Subject by Rachel Masilamani

    Trigger warning: Discussion of chronic and post-partum depression. The second part of Rachel Masilamani’s NON-PARTUM, a series of comics about her journey with fertility, “The Subject,” is about access to care. The first part, “Plan B-2o0,” which I reviewed here, is about choice, fertility, and above all, perspective. This one digs into equally thorny territory: physical

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  • CW’s The Flash & Due Process: Do Supervillains Have The Right To An Attorney?

    CW’s The Flash & Due Process: Do Supervillains Have The Right To An Attorney?

    CW’s The Flash is one of the most popular debuts of the 2014-2015 television season, which owes a lot to the fact that it’s a DC superhero property that’s unabashedly fun and self-aware. Of course, it would be. You have villains like Captain Cold, Rainbow Raider, and Pied Piper up against a superhero dressed in

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  • Heroes Reborn:  Down to The Wire

    Heroes Reborn: Down to The Wire

    NBC premiered its tiny fifteen second teaser during the Super Bowl for its revival series Heroes Reborn, a variation on its once-lauded, but mostly lamented series Heroes. The original series flew like a rocket, but sadly crashed at the end like a badly damaged rocket. Wendy and Jamie, who discussed this about one year ago

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  • Swallowing Your Privilege: Writing and Making a Living

    Swallowing Your Privilege: Writing and Making a Living

    Privilege is a hard pill to swallow, especially growing up in the mythos of Puritanical-pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps-idle-hands-are-the-devil’s-plaything-etc. America. But, like the giant antibiotics I’m taking right now for an upper respiratory infection, you have to swallow those enormous pills, all of them. Okay, the metaphor may be clumsy, but I keep getting those damn horse pills lodged

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