Category Archives: Comic Book

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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On “Typecasting” and Opportunities in the Comics Industry

Consider this a follow up to yesterday’s post about the fear and annoyance with Brian Michael Bendis writing Riri Williams when he has a clear track record of mishandling black characters. Shortly after writing my post, I saw a series of … 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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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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Comixology Unlimited: 24 Hours Later

In the 24-ish hours since I signed up for my 30-day free trial of Comixology Unlimited, I’ve read about fifteen graphic novels and like four floppies. Yes, I’ve gone overboard but it’s what I do. In the first month that … 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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[Review] Six-Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance

Writer: Brian Christgau Artist: Adrián Sibar Letters: Bram Meehan and Dave Sharpe Support the creators and get the comic on: COMIXOLOGY | AMAZON (Link to the first issue only) | KICKSTARTER Note: Brian Christgau provided me with this review comic. … Continue reading

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Look what came in the mail~

It really isn’t every day that you find out that one of your favorite authors in the world keeps up with your blog. Like, up until a few weeks ago, I’d have sworn up and down that that sort of … Continue reading

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Searching for Real Love: My torrid love affair with Golden Age romance comics

This post was originally posted on Patreon for backers supporting me with $1 or more. If early access and exclusives are your thing, consider subscribing! I love the Golden Age of comics. Crime comics. Horror comics. Offshoots of the pulps … Continue reading

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Perpetual Bitterness & Nightwing #30

I think I’m always going to be a little bit mad about the version of Nightwing #30 that we got and the version that Meghan Hetrick pencilled. The story she was illustrating was a poignant look at Dick’s life and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Comics On Friday

I went a bit overboard when it came to getting comics this week so I decided to do little reviews for all of them (in addition to the two big reviews for the comics I already did for Word of … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House

Title: Ghosts and Girls of Fiction House Author: Various authors, collected & edited by Michael Price Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Comic books, Horror, History Release Date: November 10, 2015 Publisher: IDW Publishing Pre-Order Here: AMAZON | IDW PUBLISHING | BARNES … Continue reading

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Quit Trying to Make Progressive Mark Millar Happen!

Major content/trigger warnings for mild to medium descriptions of/conversations revolving around: child sexual assault, molestation, rape (as a plot device), gang rape, pedophilia, sexual harassment. No. Seriously. Stop that shit. Maybe Mark Millar isn’t a bad guy. I don’t know … Continue reading

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