• Immortal Hulk #18-19: “This is Me”

    Immortal Hulk #18-19: “This is Me”1

    Immortal Hulk #18 & #19 Joe Bennett (artist), Al Ewing (writer), Ruy José (inker), Paul Mount (colorist), Cory Petit (letterer)| Marvel Comics May 29, 2019 and June 12, 2019 Immortal Hulk #18 and #19 introduce us to the newest gamma monsters: the new Abomination and Harpy. These two issues are some of the book’s goriest

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  • Vampire Dark Phoenix?! Jean Grey’s Weirdest Transformations

    Vampire Dark Phoenix?! Jean Grey’s Weirdest Transformations0

    Jean Grey. We know her as Marvel Girl, Black Queen, Phoenix, and just plain Jean. She’s had a lot of costumes, codenames, and transformations over the years, most famously when she became the world-destroyer known as Dark Phoenix. The Dark Phoenix Saga looms large in the memories of X-Men fans as a story of triumph

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  • 4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels

    4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels0

    Welcome back to this two part series on comics, color printing technology, and dark skin! We’re still here, trying to figure out brown. Luckily, things get a little less ashy from here on out. In the last section, we thought about technological biases against brown skin, which have cropped up and persisted in film technology and—I’ve

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  • 4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All

    4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All4

    A few Christmases ago my mom got me a couple comic books she’d found in a bargain bin. Her thought was: “These are beyond mortal comprehension…better give them to Zoe.” I sat there with two issues of Gold Key’s Brothers of the Spear in my hands and thought, gosh, mom, I don’t know where to

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  • Monthly Marvel Muster: New Beginnings and Old Biases

    Monthly Marvel Muster: New Beginnings and Old Biases0

    Welcome to the May Monthly Marvel Muster. This month we have the beginning of War of the Realms, the reintroduction of another classic title with a decidedly modern twist, some new information about Jonathan Hickman’s plans for the X-Men, and the announcement of the nonsensically-named and questionably-staffed Marvel Comics #1000.

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  • Monthly Marvel Muster: Springing Into Event Season

    Monthly Marvel Muster: Springing Into Event Season0

    Welcome to the April Monthly Marvel Muster! I’m back with two months’ worth of news and reviews of what’s new at the House of Ideas. This month we have only three new ongoing series, but also a rather daunting list of new mini-series exploring every corner of the Marvel Universe.

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