• “The Woods Are Full of Horrors:” A Review of Scott Snyder’s Wytches #1

    “The Woods Are Full of Horrors:” A Review of Scott Snyder’s Wytches #1

    Wytches #1 Scott Snyder (w) Jock (a) Matt Hollingsworth (color) Clem Robins (letters) Image October 2014 Between reading Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (review to come) and Snyder’s first issue of his new horror comic Wytches, the deep, unnerving terror that the woods evoke is at the forefront of my mind. Both books bring out

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  • Scariest Movie of My Life: Alien

    Scariest Movie of My Life: Alien

    Okay, this post title is deceptive. See, I’ve never actually seen Alien, but I can confidently declare it the “scariest movie of my life.” You may find this surprising. After all, Alien is often heralded as one of the more feminist sci-fi/horror flicks out there, and we at WWAC are certainly not abashed about feminism.

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  • VIDEO GAMES VS COMICS: The New York Times Plays Dice With Fate (gifs)

    VIDEO GAMES VS COMICS: The New York Times Plays Dice With Fate (gifs)

    If [GamerGate] continues, the medium I love could go backward into its roots as a pastime for children. Instead of being a mainstream form of entertainment, it could end up being something like comic books, a medium that has never outgrown its reputation for power fantasies and is only very occasionally marked by transcendent work (“Maus,”

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  • Dark Engine Team Interview: Fury Born

    Dark Engine Team Interview: Fury Born

    Ryan Burton, along with artist John Bivens and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick are the creative team behind Dark Engine, a new comic put out by Image Comics. It’s as heavy metal as they come, and follows the journeys of a woman named Sym. She was made by a group of alchemists to go back in time

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  • The “Death” of America’s Saturday Morning Cartoons

    The “Death” of America’s Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Greetings WWAC readers, please welcome guest author Meredith Guthrie. Meredith is a media scholar at the University of Pittsburgh where she studies children’s media, fandom, advertising, body image, and digital media. You can follow her on Twitter @Meredithea.  First, a note: Although a lot of ink was spilled a couple of weeks ago about the death

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  • Comic Fan Cocktails: Megg’s Molten Tears for Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    Comic Fan Cocktails: Megg’s Molten Tears for Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    As a fan of Simon Hanselmann’s comics, creating a cocktail based on Megg is a sort of wacky indulgence of mine.  I imagine Megg would prefer a simpler drink that doesn’t involve making a pepper simple syrup, but if the mood struck her I think she would love this drink.  Megg’s Molten Tears is a mutated margarita of

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Final Empire

    Kickstarter of the Week: Final Empire

    Arena Mode and Assault or Attrition were the top funded books in the Kickstarter: fiction category. Now the science fiction superhero series comes to its epic conclusion in Blake Northcott‘s Final Empire. “It’s intimidating to throw your heart and soul into an idea and then release it out of ‘the bubble,’”  says Northcott of her Kickstarter experience. “All

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  • Scariest Movie of My Life: Uzumaki

    Scariest Movie of My Life: Uzumaki

    I love me some horror movies. At parties or family gatherings, start talking to me about the latest rom-com and you will see my eyes glaze over. But mention the latest slasher flick, and I will immediately jump to attention. I will also be the first to admit that I don’t have the highest standards

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