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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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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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[Spoilers] Stitch Reviews BvS

(Featuring my bestie Robert holding the camera and making commentary.) I watched Batman vs Superman today and okay, it really sucked. In my opinion. Obviosly. This video contains serious spoilers for BvS, mispronounced names, me saying Scott when I mean … 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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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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Comic Review – Gotham Academy #11

Writers: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher Art: Karl Kerschl with MSASSYK and Mingjue Helen Chen Colors: Serge LaPointe & MSASSYK Letters: Marilyn Patrizio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Last month, Gotham Academy #10 got downright Shakespearean when … Continue reading

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Robins: Individual Characters, Not Bruce Clones

We’ve all seen that one Shortpacked comic where Bruce is taking inventory of the Robins and he’s pleased with the ones that look like him and lowkey annoyed with Stephanie, the lone Robin that doesn’t. She’s the only individual among … Continue reading

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