Category Archives: Marvel Comics

“What if a white guy played Black Panther?: The Fake Concern of Fake Geek Guys

Whenever I talk about racebending as a concept when it comes to comics and comics-related properties, smartasses always show up to say something snarky like “what if Black Panther or some other Black hero were a white guy”. They crowd … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Marvel’s Black Widow – From Spy to Superhero edited by Sherry Ginn

Title: Marvel’s Black Widow: From Spy to Superhero Editor: Sherry Ginn Authors: Malgorzata Drewniok, Heather M. Porter, Samira Nadkarni, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Jillian Coleman Benjamin, Sherry Ginn, Lewis Call, David Kociemba, and Tanya R. Cochran Rating: Yeah, No Thanks Genre/Category: Nonfiction, … Continue reading

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Bendis, Opportunism, and Bad Judgment Calls in a Terrible Time

Note: This post contains spoilers for Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, and Marte Gracia. Earlier today, Marvel Comics’ writer Brian Michael Bendis made a bad judgement call. With people all over the world reeling from … Continue reading

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Whose Luke Cage Reviews Matter To Me

I started watching Luke Cage yesterday morning and immediately I found myself bombarded with the thinkiest of thoughts. I have thoughts on respectability politics in the series, on Luke Cage’s old-fashioned everything, on Black womanhood, on the use of the … Continue reading

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A rambling post on race and the X-Men Franchise

The X-Men franchise kind of proves how allegories for oppression often fall flat when it comes to being cognizant of stuff like racism. The in-world oppression that the characters do face is serious and important, but the series itself is … Continue reading

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The Reality of Bendis Writing Blackness

In theory, I know I should be happy that we’re getting more diversity in the form of Riri Williams,  a young black woman/girl taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark. In reality? I’m getting sick and tired … Continue reading

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#NCBD 9/23/2015 Part One – Marvel Firsts Sale with Thor, Spider-Gwen, and Silk

Comixology currently has a bunch of Marvel Firsts out for series that I’ve been meaning to check out. Out of the eight books offered in the past four weeks (from Black Widow to She-Hulk to Prince Leia), I got three … Continue reading

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#NCBD 8/19/2015 – Archie #2 and Secret Wars: Secret Love

Spoilers abound. I kept it simple this week when I was on comixology. Mostly, that was because I blanked on what DC books I wanted and I’m on a tight budget until payday. But at the same time, there were … Continue reading

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Today In Unnecessary Boob Placement…

I adore the idea of a Gwen Stacy month for variant covers. For years I’ve been peeved that the most common thing she’s been known for as a character is something super sucky.

But I have one question about this variant for the Groot book that I saw on twitter today: why does Groot!Gwen have breasts? Continue reading

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