Cómix Latinx

Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

At Modesto Junior College in California, English Professor Dr. Theresa Rojas has started an important collection of Latinx Comics. What started as a reference collection in her office was enthusiastically encouraged by campus librarian Susan Cassidy and soon became “The LatinoGraphix Collection” with a home in the library. The collection already has sixty titles from

Transmyscira

Transmyscira: The Cat Eats Its Own Tail in MAN-EATERS

We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you! – Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model Season 4, Episode 7 (2005)   Man-Eaters is, bafflingly, best described as an interesting failure. The idea seemed like a license to print money when it first got floated. The creative team behind Marvel’s polarizing Mockingbird miniseries:

The Comics Classroom

Kirbyology

KIRBYOLOGY: The Sheer Energy of That Hammering of Mad and Beautiful Ideas

Understatement alert: Jack Kirby’s career was characterized by an excess of ideas. Giants of the Promethean Galaxy! An epic beginning with an epilogue! The first romance comic! The Silver Surfer! The Black Racer! Paranex the Fighting Fetus! MODOK! Home Geneticus! Odin’s hats! The pinnacle of that excess, I reckon, was the 1970s, when Kirby was

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

Health and Inclusivity: Jeremy Whitley on Representing Mental Illness

Nadia van Dyne’s exploits as the latest Wasp have created an all-new, all-different legacy for the Marvel Universe. From adventures with the Avengers to scouring the world for new Agents of G.I.R.L., an organization designed to specifically find, support, and highlight the work of genius women all over, she has added a quirkiness befitting of

Comic Love

Dating, PR, and Other Ways to Break the Comic Book Stigma

I was on a date the other night and I figured out why people stigmatize comic books. This epiphany found me on a date at a sushi bar, as I was slaying a dragon roll. This once venerable dragon had been humbled and massacred by my chopsticks, and I was lathering his rice laden carcass

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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