• Over The Edge: Gender, Disability, and the Future of Archie

    Over The Edge: Gender, Disability, and the Future of Archie0

    Since 2015, Archie Comics has quietly become the industry name to watch. Whether it’s reimagining classic characters in horror settings, confirming a titular character as asexual and aromantic, or sweeping the Teen Choice Awards with a Twin Peaks-esque murder mystery series, Archie is taking risks and making moves that a lot of big publishers wouldn’t

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  • BOOM! Bar: Rangers, Revenge, Regret

    BOOM! Bar: Rangers, Revenge, Regret0

    Hi-Fi Fight Club (BOOM! Box) develops its sweet and fresh central girl/girl romance, and starts to open up some of the secrets under the record shop. I don’t know how this story is gonna wrap up in only four issues, but it’s a very pretty book with an affirmational, welcoming perspective. We’ve got a longer feature

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  • License, Please: Jurassic Park Is a Really Bad Comic

    License, Please: Jurassic Park Is a Really Bad Comic1

    What if I were to tell you that Walt Simonson, Gil Kane, and George Perez–three of the most beloved names in comics–made a book together? “It’s almost too good to be true,” I hear you cry aloud! Yes. Walt and these two great G-monikered men working on a book you’ve probably yet to read. What

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  • Death Wish, Death Note and the Dangerous Myth of the Heroic White Vigilante

    Death Wish, Death Note and the Dangerous Myth of the Heroic White Vigilante0

    There are many things wrong with the current cultural phenomenon of constant reboots, remakes, and reimaginings, with a lot written about almost all of the facets of that wrongness. But with the release of the (abhorrent) new trailer for Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake coinciding with Netflix’s awful Death Note remake, I was inspired to

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  • BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks

    BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks0

    This week, Misfit City (BOOM! Box) starts to get good. Reading the previous issues was frustrating—the characters don’t quite manage to blossom beyond their gimmicks (the research one, the one who smiles fiercely while she disparages you, the Kristy, the one who… lives in an old derelict tower? Is she a ghost? I don’t think so?

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  • Hi-Fi Fight Club: Fixed Nostalgia Still Needs to Move

    Hi-Fi Fight Club: Fixed Nostalgia Still Needs to Move0

    What I really like about comics is that sometimes, amidst all of the fluff and fun, they help the reader understand something, whether about themselves or about the world or the life that they inhabit. Sometimes that thing is a profound and deep thing, and sometimes it’s something very simple or basic. For instance, Hi-Fi

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