• Marauders #6: Black King Takes Red Queen

    Marauders #6: Black King Takes Red Queen

    The Black King finally makes his move in Marauders #6. It’s no surprise, really. As much as Xavier wants peace between mutants in order to ensure their future, Krakoan society remains a ticking time bomb of far too many mutants who have always had their own agenda. Emma Frost might have agreed to all of this

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  • Previously On Comics: An Industry Polarized

    Previously On Comics: An Industry Polarized

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    • January 27, 2020

    Good morning! It’s time for another Previously. A new Black Widow ongoing has been announced via IGN! The series has Kelly Thompson handling the writing with Elena Casagrande on art duties. It’s good timing, with the movie coming out soon. Supposedly it’s meant to be a largely stand alone book, and accessible, per Thompson. As

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  • Marie Duval Exhibit Charms and Informs at the Society of Illustrators

    Marie Duval Exhibit Charms and Informs at the Society of Illustrators

    Marie Duval was a successful and prolific cartoonist in Victorian London, and a cozy new exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan showcases the breadth and lasting humor of her work in “Marie Duval: Laughter in the First Age of Leisure.” 

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  • #WomenOnPanels, One Year Later

    #WomenOnPanels, One Year Later

    Editors Note: Comics Academe is back for 2020! In 2019 we published 15 articles, the majority of which were essays and reviews from scholars from different disciplines, some which are traditionally excluded from comics studies annotated bibliographies, such as Spanish Language Instruction, and Archaeology. But nearly one-third of which were interviews with people who would

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  • Last Week’s Episode: And the Winner is… Parasite

    Last Week’s Episode: And the Winner is… Parasite

    After another unfeasibly long week where everything happened constantly and apparently infinitely, WWAC is here to filter the wheat from the chaff, the news from the nonsense, and luckily for me on my very first go-around curating this column: celebrating the achievements of Bong Joon-Ho’s astonishingly wonderful class war masterpiece, Parasite.

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  • In John Constantine: Hellblazer, Missteps Set the Series Up for Something Greater

    In John Constantine: Hellblazer, Missteps Set the Series Up for Something Greater

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #2 opens with Noah, the mute boy from the previous issue, proclaiming his dislike for the titular magician. He’s right, but nobody is listening. The room of Ri-Boys and Constantine don’t understand sign language, and despite the absolute truth of what he’s saying and the necessity of these characters hearing it, it’s

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  • January Marvel Pubwatch

    January Marvel Pubwatch

    And we’re back! The holidays got the best of me but New Year and New Comics! Let’s get right down into some news and reviews.

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  • Doctor Who Goes Nostalgic in “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

    Doctor Who Goes Nostalgic in “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

    Director Nida Manzoor and writer Nina Metivier created “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” only the third Doctor Who story both written and directed by women (with the other two being “Enlightenment” and “The Witchfinders”). That is an achievement that cannot be understated, and is proof of Chibnall’s desire to move the program forward. Sadly, the representation

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