Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Inclusivity and Health: Navigating Generational Trauma with Krosoczka’s HEY, KIDDO

Inclusivity and Health: Navigating Generational Trauma with Krosoczka’s HEY, KIDDO

Family legacy and generational issues are major influences on who we are. Especially when things go awry, we end up carrying these things through each new lineage, very often without someone to guide the newer crop as they navigate these waters. And unfortunately, we become the ones with the skills to begin dismantling them, while

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

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

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

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