Category Archives: DC Comics

Queer-Coding, Bad-Bat-Takes, And Why The Joker Isn’t That Important to Batman

Content Warning for stereotypes built from homophobia and transmisogyny that are present in the Joker’s portrayal across the years. “In some ways, the Joker is a dark reflection of who Batman is. The loss of Bruce Wayne’s parents could’ve driven … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman:Earth One – Volume 2  – Somehow Worse Than The First

Note: This review contains descriptions and images of things from this book that include (but are not limited to): Nazis, sexual assault, the whole MRA and negging plots Morrison writes and Paquette illustrates, and all the misogyny that really has … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon

Title: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Author: Glen Weldon (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Nonfiction, Batman, Comic Book Release Date: March 22, 2016 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Order Here: AMAZON  (PAPERBACK)| AMAZON (KINDLE)  Note: This review was originally written for a graduate level course … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Love, pain, redemption – Bruce & Dick in Nightwing: Rebirth.

This guest post comes courtesty of one of my dearest friends in and out of fandom, Yamini, who kindly allowed me to repost her brilliant analysis of Batman and Nightwing’s relationship in Nightwing: Rebirth. (This post is also available on … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  If I had to put it to numbers, I’d say that Suicide Squad is approximately 70% “my thing”. The 30% that isn’t is largely comprised of the following: violence against women being brushed off or used as humor, most … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Giving The Killing Joke More Credit Than It Deserves

Content warnings for references to sexual trauma (assault and torture) in the text and in linked posts, ableism, a brief mention of fandom racism (specifically antiblackness towards Luke Fox) and a mention of transmisogyny in Batgirl #37. There are no … Continue reading

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Grayson #20 and WOC as the “Wrong Choice” Love Interests

Note: You may disagree with this reading. You may think that’s not a valid reading. That’s fine, but as experiencing misogynoir in a comic that I adore and having clear proof that women of color (especially Black women) will always … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Earth One Is Far From Wondrous

Content warnings: This post contains descriptions and images of sexual assault/harassment from the comic that may be triggering or upsetting to readers. With every reading of Wonder Woman: Earth One, I hate it a little bit more. Grant Morrison has … Continue reading

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Stitch Reacts To Grayson #16

Grayson #16 has the most Bond references I’ve seen. It also does this intense subversion of the spy genre’s most annoying tropes and Dick freaking sings a SONG at one point. This was such a fun, campy comic. I had … Continue reading

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On Grayson, fandom, problematic media, and the drive to “defend” popular male characters

Content notes: This post mentions and/or links to descriptions of sexual assault and harassment as well as racism. If you were to listen to a certain group of Dick Grayson fans on the internet, you’d probably come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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