• Don’t Go Without Her: A Chat With Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

    Don’t Go Without Her: A Chat With Rosemary Valero-O’Connell0

    It’s been a big year Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. Following the release of last year’s Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (written by Mariko Tamaki, published by First Second), her work has won three Ignatz awards, a Harvey award, has been nominated for a GLAAD award, and was most recently awarded a Printz Honor by the

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  • New Intersections: Queer Futurism and the Krakoan Body Politic

    New Intersections: Queer Futurism and the Krakoan Body Politic2

    With the advent of House of X and Powers of X, both mutants and X-Pedagogy have experienced a paradigm shift. Even the ways in which the mutant-metaphor is discussed and engaged with has shifted as digital spaces such as “ X-Twitter” carve out their own Krakoan Community. 

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  • Too Many T-Shirts: My Life in Comic Book Merch

    Too Many T-Shirts: My Life in Comic Book Merch0

    The culture of comics fandom has shifted so much over the last twenty years that it’s almost unrecognisable. It’s become this symbiotic thing that lives and breathes as part of pop culture, television, and film. The juxtaposition between the world after the Marvel Cinematic Universe and The Walking Dead — t-shirts on every second person on

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  • Shindo: Returning to the Scene of the Review

    Shindo: Returning to the Scene of the Review0

    The first time I reviewed Saso Akira’s Shindo I was a third of the way through it and uncomfortably conflicted. Crunchyroll files this title as a romance, which is how I found it. As I read on, it became clear that the main characters were a boy in his late teens and a girl who was

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