Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Health and Inclusivity: Exploring an Emotional Spider-Verse

Health and Inclusivity: Exploring an Emotional Spider-Verse

It’s been a while. “Representation and Health 101” was my former exploration of themes related to health and well-being in comics. Now, updated to Health and Inclusivity, I want to take a similar journey through the page and panel, but maybe do a deeper dive into the connections between the comics medium and our everyday

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #4

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #4 Written by Joshua Williamson Art by Philippe Briones, Jeromy Cox, & Deron Bennett Edited by Rob Levin, Rebecca Taylor, & Marie Javins Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 You’ve been a pain in my metal… This space-faring iteration of the famous League has found its way to a

Review: FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1

FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 Written by Robert Venditti Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, & Deron Bennett Edited by Andrew Marino, Paul Kaminski, & Marie Javins Published by DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Old soldiers never die. In 1963, the last of the Freedom Fighters are hoping the Resistance can vanquish the

Review: THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS OGN

THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS OGN Written by David Walker Art by Damon Smyth, Marissa Louise, & James Guy Hill Published by Ten Speed Press Release Date: January 8, 2018 He died as he was born: A human being. I have a multitude of words and a multitude of thoughts after reading The Life of

Interview: Carlin Looks Into History with MANDELA AND THE GENERAL

Global history has been, and truly still is, wrought with racial tension. One of the biggest examples we have is the apartheid that plagued South Africa for decades and ended within relatively recent history. Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous figures involved with the end of apartheid, was monumental in creating important change. A

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 Written by Joshua Williamson Art by Stjepan Sejic & Deron Bennett Edited by Rob Levin, Rebecca Taylor, Marie Javins Published by DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 That they each have a destiny. After traversing to the Ghost Sector, this iteration of a Justice League faces not just a threat, but

Review: LUCIFER #1

LUCIFER #1 Written by Dan Watters Art by Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Dave McCaig, & Steve Wands Edited by Amedeo Turturro, Molly Mahan, Maggie Howell, Mark Doyle Published by Vertigo Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Can we help you? Lucifer and John Decker are trying to make sense of each of their worlds. One is

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