• Previously on Comics: Some Good News Edition

    Previously on Comics: Some Good News Edition0

    Hello everyone, and welcome to a special Some Good News edition of Previously on Comics. Inspired by John Krasinski’s YouTube show by the same name, my goal today is to highlight some of the ways that people are helping other people, whether that be through offering grants and money, to creating art that makes people

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  • Previously On Comics: Ground Control to Major X

    Previously On Comics: Ground Control to Major X0

    Hello! I hope your Monday’s going well. We do not want to invoke the Garfield, after all. Some news:

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  • Bloodstrike: Cable and the Rainbow

    Bloodstrike: Cable and the Rainbow0

    Bloodstrike #1 Rob Liefeld (art and story), Dan Fraga (art), Eric Stephenson (story), Danny Miki (art), Byron Talman (color), Brian Murray (color), Kirt Hathaway (letters) Image Comics 1993 Bloodstrike’s team leader Cabbot is Cable by another name. This is not a controversial or vindictive statement; Liefeld’s LEGO-like sense of superheroic character creation (a source of

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  • Youngblood: Teen Titans with None of the “New”

    Youngblood: Teen Titans with None of the “New”2

    When we decided to do “Year of the Knockoff” here at Women Write About Comics, I decided to jump in front of the bullet and cover a knockoff of my favorite team . . . that also happens to be one of my least favorite comics. That is, of course, Rob Liefeld’s oft-delayed, multiple-publisher magnum

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  • Come On, Vogue: Extreme Soviet Superheroics in 1995

    Come On, Vogue: Extreme Soviet Superheroics in 19952

    It is not impossible to create a comic book of quality around a Soviet teenager defecting in desperation, moving to America, growing up beautiful, and becoming an employee of the US government who takes gymnastic spy assignments. I can say this in confidence having enjoyed Aymond and Van Hamme’s Lady S (Dupuis, published in translation by

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  • Uncannily Licensed X-Men #2: Who Needs An X-Men Guidebook? (Everyone)

    Uncannily Licensed X-Men #2: Who Needs An X-Men Guidebook? (Everyone)0

    Hello discerning X-Fans. In my new series I’ll be exploring some of the best and strangest licensed X-Men books that don’t fall under the direct market comic book mantle. Join me on this *spooky referential comic book voice* Journey Into Mystery.

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