Fall Reading

Fall is a good time for books that will destroy your everything. It’s not winter, when disaffection can stretch on into misery. Fall? There are pumpkins to carve, fallen leaves to jump into, and forget seasonal affective disorder–there’s still enough sun to keep you from the black pit of despair we call deep winter. I read a…

News & Things: Adventures Across the 8th Dimension

Welcome back to News & Things! Today we’re travelling across the 8th Dimension to find the next Jane Foster! Read below for more! Read of the Week The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is The Dissolve’s Movie of the Week, with new articles discussing the film’s cult following, quotability, and the mythology…

Judge Dredd Year One Greg Staples IDW Publishing

Judge Dredd: We Are The Law

My road to comics fandom has been a surprisingly short but busy one. Granted, I started reading Batman/Detective as a child, but only started reading Hawkeye and Young Avengers after the Marvel NOW! launch. Similarly, I took a chance on the comical grotesquery of Chew in 2011 mostly because I felt guilty about not reading…

Intersections: Race, Gender, and Comics.

Today we kick off a sprawling new series of essays, interviews, and roundtables. And by sprawling I mean that it’s gonna take awhile. Intersections: Race, Gender, and Comics will look at the comics industry, fandom, and representations of race and gender in comics and their various adaptations. This isn’t a series on race AND gender…

News & Things: Banned Romance

Welcome back to News & Things! Today we’re Hulking out with Firefly, Adventure Time, free Halloween comics, and more! Read of the Week There’s No Excuse For Misogyny In Space Helen O’Hara looks at the treatment of Katee Sackhoff’s character in the new film, Riddick: “This film, more than either previous Riddick effort, feels like…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: So far I hate it

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opens with a soft-toned, unimpassioned voiceover: o brave new world, that has such super-people and super-agents in it. (No exclamation mark). It moves from there to a series of familiar situations, peopled with familiar characters. The sassy hacker. The loner super spy. The down on his luck dad-turned-hero. The tough girl agent…

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