• MAN PLUS Take Two (and Three): Araujo’s Midsection

    MAN PLUS Take Two (and Three): Araujo’s Midsection0

    Man Plus is currently being published by Titan Comics as a four issue mini; it’s also being serialised for free online through page by page release. Claire and J.A. discuss the second and third issues of Araújo’s Shirowpunk passion project, as they did for part one previously.

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  • A Man Created My Goddess: Dawn and Me

    A Man Created My Goddess: Dawn and Me0

    I’m a pretty unabashed feminist. Even as a kid, I drifted towards statements of girl power before I understood the foundations working behind it. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve continually worked on understanding the complexities of feminism and privilege, trying my best to confront my own privileges and learning how to be an intersectional feminist.

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  • Misty Knight and the Case of the Ridiculous Males: Bra Holster Hell

    Misty Knight and the Case of the Ridiculous Males: Bra Holster Hell12

    Alright, you got breasts? Then you don’t need to read this (unless: catharsis?). Not have’em? Sit down and listen. L-i-s-t-e-n. Especially you, Joe Bennet, Nick Spencer, Tom Brevoort. For this is a problem from Feb 3rd’s Captain America: Sam Wilson #6. This is an atrocious and terrible character design. It’s for a character with a

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  • It’s Hard To Be A Girl: Self Image, or Selling Image?

    It’s Hard To Be A Girl: Self Image, or Selling Image?1

    It’s Hard To Be A Girl Bach (creator),  Nora Goldberg (translator) Soaring Penguin Press October 2015 I went to the launch for It’s Hard To Be A Girl in late October. The event was, in a word, delightful. Soaring Press organized a very nice evening, held at the Québec Government Office in London. It featured

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  • Fat Positivity in Comics: What I Need From Faith

    Fat Positivity in Comics: What I Need From Faith7

    There’s a temptation, when a marginalized group is getting representation for the first time, to say nothing but good things. Those who are critical are accused of not being supportive or overly critical (as we recently saw with Albert Ching’s piece on why he doesn’t want an Asian-American Danny Rand.) But when it comes to

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  • Jamie’s Guide To Less Stressful Holidays

    Jamie’s Guide To Less Stressful Holidays0

    Listen… Do you hear what I hear? The distant sleigh bells coming ever closer… the hoofbeats of reindeer…  The inexorably shambling footfalls of shopping mobs…   It can only mean one thing. They’re coming. They’re coming! They’re almost here! Are you ready for the holidays?! Are you ready for the stress that inevitably comes with them? Yes, the

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