• Mighty Marvel Monday: Bad News For Diversity

    Mighty Marvel Monday: Bad News For Diversity6

    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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  • Mighty Marvel Monday: Ms. Marvel Wins the 2016 McDuffie Diversity Award

    Mighty Marvel Monday: Ms. Marvel Wins the 2016 McDuffie Diversity Award0

    I picked a good week to talk about Marvel Comics. Yesterday, at the Long Beach Comic Expo, Ms. Marvel won the 2016 Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award. This is the second year of the award, and my second year attending. Both years, tears were shed, and the atmosphere in the room is one of family, community,

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  • Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part One

    Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part One9

    Last semester I taught the first volume of Ms. Marvel in my honor’s multicultural literature class. Ms. Marvel was perfect for my class, which centered on how minorities used fantastic fiction to show disfranchisement and how old tropes become new when filtered through a different perspective. Superman and Batman are iconic, and that’s a lot

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