• Tragicomic: Gorgeous Art for a Riveting Story

    Tragicomic: Gorgeous Art for a Riveting Story

    Tragicomic Part 1 The Candle Wasters (Creators) NZ on Air (Publishers) August 3, 2018 Hannah Moore’s life is a mess. Her dad disappeared a month ago. Her mom, Jude, has already moved into a serious relationship with Hannah’s art teacher, Martin. The only person who understands Hannah’s concerns about her life is her oldest friend,

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  • The Refrigerator Monologues Gives the Scorned Women of Superhero Stories a Turn on the Mic

    The Refrigerator Monologues Gives the Scorned Women of Superhero Stories a Turn on the Mic

    The Refrigerator Monologues Catherynne M. Valente (author), Annie Wu (illustrator) Saga Press June 6, 2017 Women are no strangers to superheroes. In recent years, there’s been an increase in drift between notable writers of genre fiction and the mainstream comics industry, which has brought us such exciting books as Genevieve Valentine’s Catwoman, Chelsea Cain’s Mockingbird,

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  • This Guide Explains How to Use They/Them Pronouns, But Not Why

    This Guide Explains How to Use They/Them Pronouns, But Not Why

    A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson Limerance Press June 12, 2018 One of the most consistently frustrating experiences of being non-binary is that you are misgendered more or less constantly. Whether going out to eat or dealing with clueless family or coworkers, misgendering is constant and can make

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  • PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, August 2018

    PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, August 2018

    Hey folks! If you’ve been regularly following this here BOOM! Pubwatch, you might notice things are a bit different, as we’ve secretly replaced your regular host, the fearless Claire “Jack ‘The Joker’ Napier” Napier, with, well, me. Archival footage of Claire leaving the BOOM! Pubwatch: Well, have no fear, because I’ve bowed down in front

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  • 2018 Dragon Awards: Big-Name Winners and Little Controversy

    2018 Dragon Awards: Big-Name Winners and Little Controversy

    One of the attractions at this year’s Dragon Con was the third iteration of the annual Dragon Awards, presented on Sunday to another fifteen works of science fiction and fantasy across a range of media. Unlike Worldcon’s Hugo Awards—where voters require a paid membership—or juried prizes such as the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Dragons

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  • The Nib Roundup: #MeToo Edition

    The Nib Roundup: #MeToo Edition

    The #MeToo movement has forced many people—from the men accused to casual consumers—to come to terms with the realities and consequences of the unwise, malicious, or dehumanizing behavior present in pretty much every industry. On July 27th, The Nib posted a commentary on some of the conversations that have ensued, a four panel comic by

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  • V.E. Schwab Talks Crossing Into Comics With Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince

    V.E. Schwab Talks Crossing Into Comics With Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince

    V.E. Schwab thought she’d left her Shades of Magic series behind with the conclusion of the trilogy in A Conjuring of Light. But she realized that there were still more stories to tell, even as she worked on the sequel to her first book Vicious. Her new trilogy, Threads of Power, will step into the future

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  • Review: Magical Princess Sky

    Review: Magical Princess Sky

    Magical Princess Sky Allie Malott Self-published 2018 When you have a genre like magical girls that’s gone on long enough to be slammed full of tropes, you can approach making a new work in a number of ways. You can play it straight without any innovation and become cliche. You can poke fun at it

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  • Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor

    Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor

    This 1994 Valiant-on-Valiant documentary has a number of joys to offer and a lot of information. One such piece is a fairly large nugget: that 1994 was “the year of The Visitor.”

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  • Comics I Read While Recovering From Surgery

    Comics I Read While Recovering From Surgery

    Hi, my name is Jameson Hampton, I’m a critic for Women Write About Comics, and I recently went under the knife for my gender affirming surgery! (Yay!) Now that I’m in recovery, I’m trying to make the best of it: I have air conditioning during this heatwave, I have care packages from some dear friends,

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  • Con Diaries: Flame Con 2018

    Con Diaries: Flame Con 2018

    Flame Con has leveled up in its fourth year, moving to a bigger venue in Times Square from Brooklyn. The new digs provided a bigger artist alley and more space for even more queer fans, panels, and stage shows. It’s an all-ages con, and is free for the youth to attend on Sunday, so while

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  • Perchance To Giggle in Lumberjanes: A Midsummer Night’s Scheme

    Perchance To Giggle in Lumberjanes: A Midsummer Night’s Scheme

    Lumberjanes: A Midsummer Night’s Scheme #1 Nicole Andelfinger, Brittney Williams (Writers), Maddi Gonzalez, Brittney Williams (Artists), Ariana Maher (Letterer) BOOM! August 8, 2018 I’ve been a longtime fan of the breezy, sweet, and funny Lumberjanes series, so I was quite delighted to get my hands on their latest special edition comic: A Midsummer Night’s Scheme

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  • PUBWATCH: Valiant Efforts! August

    PUBWATCH: Valiant Efforts! August

    It’s Valiant Efforts month two, looking back at all August’s releases as well as forwards through September, October, November…! Last month I caught you up on July’s issues; this month we published a big ol’ Valiant primer to help you get a feel for what the publisher is, was, and might be. For this Valiant

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  • Book Beat: 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, Tor E-Book Embargo, and Review Bingo

    Book Beat: 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, Tor E-Book Embargo, and Review Bingo

    Hello lovely readers! It’s your editor Paige here to explore the exciting world of publishing in this week’s Book Beat. The air feels just a little bit cooler, and the nights are slowly starting to get a little bit shorter, which means only one thing: summer is almost over, and fall is coming. Thank God. As the seasons

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  • Shipwreck is Atmospheric and Unsettling

    Shipwreck is Atmospheric and Unsettling

    Shipwreck Vol. 1 Warren Ellis (creator and writer), Phil Hester (artist), Eric Gapstur (inker), Mark Englert (colorist), Marshall Dillon (letterer) Aftershock Comics July 18, 2018 In his glowing introduction to this volume, Jeff Lemire refers to Shipwreck as a mystery, but that isn’t entirely accurate. A mysterious atmosphere permeates this comic, but it isn’t the

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  • Fight Like A Girl Review: An Empowering Feminist Manifesto

    Fight Like A Girl Review: An Empowering Feminist Manifesto

    Fight Like A Girl Clementine Ford (Writer) Oneworld Publications August 29, 2018 #MeToo. #TimesUp. The world over, women have been standing up and sharing their stories of abuse at the hands of powerful men. It isn’t the first time women have risen up but there is a difference this time. These women’s voices are being

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