• Cook Your Comics: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Quarantine Delivers Deliciously

    Cook Your Comics: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Quarantine Delivers Deliciously

    The recipe zine, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Quarantine, edited by Mel Gillman, dropped suddenly to great acclaim a few weeks ago! It features simple, easily-modifiable recipes from a large number of independent cartoonists. Designed to be beautiful, it’s welcome to those of us who may be getting tired of our own cooking all of a

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  • [Patreon Exclusive] The Fighting First Lady: Red Sonja in the 1970s

    [Patreon Exclusive] The Fighting First Lady: Red Sonja in the 1970s

    Our monthly Patron-exclusive essay series continues. You can read all of these incredible analyses for as little as a dollar a month on our Patreon. Back in the 1970s, comic covers hailed her as “Fantasy’s #1 Fighting Female” and “the Fighting First Lady of Swords-and-Sorcery”. Decades later, she retains iconic status even among people who would

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  • Political Cartooning: Steve Sack for the Star Tribune

    Political Cartooning: Steve Sack for the Star Tribune

    Veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Sack takes a straightforward approach. Instantly recognisable: the police car, the state, the policeman kneeling on the neck of a downed person, that person’s embodiment as Justice, the mode of that murder. The message is just as easy to parse when you’re aware of the subjects of reference: The Minneapolis

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  • IDW Pubwatch June 2020

    IDW Pubwatch June 2020

    Welcome to the IDW Pubwatch. The world is still on lockdown but here’s something to distract you: a few exciting comics that will occupy your mind, at least for a little while. I’ve also got the latest news coming out of IDW, along with comic book reviews. Unfortunately, I don’t have my usual selection of

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  • Josie and the Pussycats in Space is Out of Orbit

    Josie and the Pussycats in Space is Out of Orbit

    Josie and the Pussycats have been touring space for a couple of years and they’ve fast become the hottest band in the galaxy. Their fans turn up in droves to see them and weep with joy when they meet the trio. But fame has its disadvantages: chiefly, never getting any rest. It’s becoming a bit

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  • And Justice For All: Vita Ayala and Tana Ford on Livewire Volume 3: Champion

    And Justice For All: Vita Ayala and Tana Ford on Livewire Volume 3: Champion

    In case you weren’t paying attention, one of the best series of the last year ended recently: Valiant’s solo hero book Livewire. Penned by Vita Ayala with art duties rotating for each arc, Livewire ran for 12 issues  on the heels of the Harbinger Wars 2 event and told a complex, thoughtful, and at times painful

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  • She Kills Barely Started and It’s Already Awful

    She Kills Barely Started and It’s Already Awful

    Content warning: This work contains depictions of violence and suggestions of sexual violence. A Tongva Native American woman who goes by the name of She Kills lives within the lawless, dangerous territory of Los Angeles, where only mobs and violence rule. She Kills struggles to fend off many evils while having to protect her young

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  • Previously on Comics: Cyclops Was Right

    Previously on Comics: Cyclops Was Right

    Comics distribution has started again, but that seems like such trivial news right now because this has been a hard week. An exhausting week. It started with Amy Cooper trying to weaponize the police against a Black man, and led to George Floyd being murdered by a cop, which is exactly what could have happened

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