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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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When the reaction to calling out racism is… More racism?

It’s been two months and I still get the best reactions to my post “Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you.” And by best, I mean that I get some of the most condescending and willfully … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you.

Why are comic book fans so darn mad when a comic book character gets the racebending treatment?

For the most part, comic book fans are so very predictable when it comes to race.

Nothing pisses comic fans off more than a historically white character being racebent and therefore turned into a character of color or when a character of color takes over a legacy title (Like Superman, Spider-Man, or Ms. Marvel). Continue reading

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Friday Four: 3/14 – 3/20

This week’s post is pretty heavy on the social justice even though it’s also about comic books and video games. A lot happened in comics and in social justice and I started paying attention to more of the things being … Continue reading

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[Rant] Let’s get rid of gatekeepers in comic book culture

As a long-time comics fan and someone with a very extensive comic book collection (in print and in digital form), one of my least favorite experiences is having to deal with gatekeepers in comic book culture — creators, fellow fans, and comic store … Continue reading

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