• High School Friendships and Magical Girls: A Q&A with Kevin Panetta

    High School Friendships and Magical Girls: A Q&A with Kevin Panetta0

    Here are WWAC we’ve been having a lot of fun reading and reviewing the first three issues of the new magical girl comic published by Dark Horse Comics, Zodiac Starforce. So this year at New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Panetta, the writer of the series, and find out

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  • Drink Your Comics: Girl Groups in Comics

    Drink Your Comics: Girl Groups in Comics0

    Well, it’s the holidays which can be simultaneously exciting and stressful. What better way to relax than with a cocktail inspired by great girl groups in comics? Among Paper Girls, Zodiac Starforce, Jem & the Holograms, Lumberjanes, and the original (magical) girl group: Sailor Moon, there’s a lot of inspiration to choose from. So kick back

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  • A Trinity of Questions on Zodiac Starforce #3

    A Trinity of Questions on Zodiac Starforce #30

    Zodiac Starforce #3 Kevin Panetta (script), Paulina Ganuchea (art, colors, letters), Kevin Wada (cover) Dark Horse November 11, 2015 (Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers and is based on an advanced review copy from Dark Horse.) In an attempt to save Emma from a mysterious disease, the team must not only battle monsters from an

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  • Letting Yourself Harass Zamii For Love of Steven Universe: Life Lessons From Going Too Far

    Letting Yourself Harass Zamii For Love of Steven Universe: Life Lessons From Going Too Far9

    Content warning: we’re going to talk about harassment and self-harm. Do you get a shiver down your spine and a catch in your heartbeat when you tell somebody they’ve done something hurtful? That’s really entirely okay. Physical responses to internal stress and the feedback of bravery aren’t rotten. It’s alright to enjoy the roller coaster

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  • My First Horror Movie: The Last Unicorn

    My First Horror Movie: The Last Unicorn3

    • October 22, 2015

    My history with scary movies is, at the very least, embarrassing. As I told my WWAC colleagues, “I have a long history of allergic reactions to horror: Couldn’t sleep with the lights off after Friday the 13th; slept in my grandmother’s bed for a week after Sixth Sense; vomited when the aliens first show up

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  • Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word

    Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word6

    For a long time I’ve been pondering the roles that mothers play in fiction, especially media aimed towards younger viewers. Sometimes nameless, occasionally silent, women who are either helpless, shrill, or too often dead before any story can begin. These aren’t always terrible roles for characters to play, given the right attention and nurturing they

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