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The Comics Classroom

The Comics Classroom: Cathartic Horror, JOOK JOINT, and Mahalia

In the previous part of this horror exploration series, I mentioned how art-horror was something different from other kinds of horror, i.e. being scared from a work designed to terrify was different than being scared in the real world by a snake or anything else. While I previously engaged with New Mutants and Demon Bear

Kirbyology!

KIRBYOLOGY!: The Most Prophetic of Jack Kirby’s Orange Monsters

Jack Kirby’s comics are, often literally, a punch to the face of fascism. Some of those punches, inspired by Kirby’s harrowing experience as an army scout in World War II, flew into the future, catching America’s current top fascist squarely in the jaw. As Elana Levin discussed for The Daily Beast, anti-life evangelist Glorious Godfrey

Palabra e Imagen

Z: Visions of a Putrefied World

The first encounter with this graphic novel is a violent and disturbing image. A soldier with a skull instead of a face is laughing after cutting off another’s man’s head. The victim looks more as a member of the Hare Krishna movement than a criminal. The man who was executed is falling and his lost

Health and Inclusivity

Comic Love

Comic Love: Being a New Fan and Reading Kamala Khan

“Sana [Amanat] and I initially had very modest expectations for this book. Our goal was to get to ten issues. It was going to be a fun side project—a young adult Muslim super hero! At Marvel!—that would have the lifespan of fun side projects. I budgeted a year for it. But by the time the

Queer Visibility

#MakeComics

#MakeComics: Valiant Executive Editor Joseph Illidge

How do the pros #MakeComics? We’re here to tell you. Comicosity is picking the brains of someone who is killing it in the comics industry, and this week I was lucky enough to talk to Valiant’s Executive Editor, Joseph Illidge! Bloodshot: Rising Spirit, Livewire, Faith: Dreamside, Forgotten Queen and many more are titles that should

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