• House of X: A Question of the Damage Done

    House of X: A Question of the Damage Done0

    I’m trying to think about how to tackle this. House of X is X-Men, right? It’s…different. There’s that idea that after a definitive run on a book, usually by that book’s creators, everything else is just well-financed fan fiction. I have…some issues with that concept, but it’s hard to deny the idea that a lot

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  • Daddy Issues #3: Magneto When Good Dads Turn Bad

    Daddy Issues #3: Magneto When Good Dads Turn Bad0

    To “celebrate” Father’s Day I’ve written a selection of essays on some of comics worst ever dads. From adoptive fathers to absent ones, from rich and fascist to poor and useless, I’ve got ’em all! So strap in, grab your daddy issues, a stiff drink, and get ready to realise that pretty much all of

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  • Political Comics: Why We Should Take HYDRA-Magneto Seriously

    Political Comics: Why We Should Take HYDRA-Magneto Seriously3

    This month, the news broke that Marvel’s latest event will have a series of variant covers of HYDRA-styled bad guys. Included among the lineup will be Magneto, a character whose origins as a Jewish Holocaust survivor should set him in direct opposition to the Nazi-influenced HYDRA. As we enter the cycle of discourse around why

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