• New Mutants Movie: Where’s the Karma? #whitewashedOUT

    New Mutants Movie: Where’s the Karma? #whitewashedOUT4

    • May 19, 2016

    Earlier this month, the hashtag #whitewashedOUT blew up on Twitter, exclaiming the lack of roles and representation of Asian people in mainstream Western media. This came after the release of an image of Scarlett Johansson in the Ghost in the Shell live action movie and Tilda Swinton as a white Ancient One in the Doctor Strange

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  • Good Girls Like Gambit

    Good Girls Like Gambit3

    First, Fox delayed the planned Channing Tatum Gambit movie; now it looks like it won’t be made at all. Fox seems so impressed by Deadpool‘s monster box office that its interests have shifted: a Deadpool franchise looks like a sure winner, a Channing Tatum-led Gambit solo film like more of risk. But there are enough

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives Me Hope for Comics

    Mighty Marvel Monday: Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives Me Hope for Comics0

    There’s been a few awesome announcements this week around Marvel, but all anyone is talking about is Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Selfreeze, so it probably isn’t a surprise that I’m going to write about it too. This isn’t a review of the comic so much as it is an encomium of

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  • Women Who Shaped Me: An Interview with my Mom and Comic Artist Cynthia Martin

    Women Who Shaped Me: An Interview with my Mom and Comic Artist Cynthia Martin0

    • March 14, 2016

    When I was 14, my mother began training me to drink coffee. She would warm up a mug that was mostly milk and put a little coffee in it. Over time we adjusted the ratios until I ditched the milk entirely, and I still drink my coffee black—just like her. I love telling this story to explain

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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: Bad News For Diversity

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    So last week’s Mighty Marvel Monday, I wrote about how wonderful it was to see Marvel making actual attempts at diversifying its creative teams and also being recognized for the quality work they do (side note: isn’t it weird how the stories being written by women – that have characters from underrepresented groups being treated as

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  • Knit Your Comics: Sexy Deadpool Banana Hammock

    Knit Your Comics: Sexy Deadpool Banana Hammock2

    Some ideas are just too good not to do. I was brainstorming Deadpool-related ideas for February’s Knit Your Comics with our Editor-in-Chief. Since the column comes out just a few days after the movie’s release, and I kind of have had a crush on Ryan Reynolds since Blade: Trinity, and I have watched many a

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