• Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story

    Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story1

    Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan (director and editor), Michael Fimognari (cinematography) Adapted from Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game by Mike Flanagan Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas (cast) Released September 24th (Fantastic Fest), September 29th (internet release) Content Warning: Sexual abuse. I went into Gerald’s Game having not read the book (I shouldn’t be allowed to call

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  • Lea & Julius Antoine: A 1980s French Comic About Ephebophilia

    Lea & Julius Antoine: A 1980s French Comic About Ephebophilia3

    Lea: The Confessions of Julius Antoine Serge Le Tendre (writer), Christian Rossi (artist) Fantagraphics, 1989 First published in French by Albin Michel, 1985 This article contains discussions of ephebophilia and paedophilia.

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  • Previously on Comics: Living in a Hellscape

    Previously on Comics: Living in a Hellscape0

    Seems like every time I sit down to write one of these, I gotta lead with people in positions of power in the comics industry using that power to punch down. We start the week off with Action Lab. Sorry, Action Lab Danger Zone, because the first thing that both bearers of the Action Lab name

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  • WWE #9: Shield Me From My Brother [GIFs]

    WWE #9: Shield Me From My Brother [GIFs]0

    WWE #9 Dennis Hopeless (Writer) Serg Acuña (Artist) BOOM! Studios September 27, 2017 It’s the Big Dog’s turn to shine in WWE. Issue #9 starts the third arc of the series. After concentrating on Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, we naturally move on to Roman Reigns. We also move onto the character hardest to tackle.

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  • Disobedience Is A Slow-Burning Portrait of Grief, Love and Community

    Disobedience Is A Slow-Burning Portrait of Grief, Love and Community0

    Disobedience Sebastián Lelio (director), Danny Cohen (cinematographer), Nathan Nugent (editor) Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola (cast) Adapted from the Naomi Alderman novel Disobedence by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz September 10, 2017 (TIFF) Sebastián Lelio made two films this year about women being denied access to the formal grieving process of their society. In

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  • From Sexy to Sexual: Witchblade’s Return & Top Cow’s Maturing Eroticism

    From Sexy to Sexual: Witchblade’s Return & Top Cow’s Maturing Eroticism1

    Back when I spoke to Matt Hawkins in March, we spent a little time talking about the sexual legacy of the first ten years or so of Top Cow. We also spoke a little about Witchblade–a title about a woman who carries a living weapon disguised as a bracelet–which is being resurrected in December, with

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