Cómix Latinx

Cómix Latinx: Graphic Reclamations: Barajas and Gonzo’s Tata Rambo

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn more

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: CAPTAIN MARVEL and a Marvelous Recovery

With Captain Marvel hitting the silver screen, I’m beside myself with happiness — though there’s something about her that’s been in the back of my mind for a while. Carol’s relationship with substance abuse and recovery has always been huge to me. She stands as an example of what it takes to challenge that kind

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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