Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Health and Inclusivity: LOVE IS LOVE and Healing Trauma through Comics for PRIDE

Health and Inclusivity: LOVE IS LOVE and Healing Trauma through Comics for PRIDE

Seeing as this month is Pride, I wanted to write an article that focused on being trans and queer. And seeing as how I’m a sucker for the sads, I wanted to write about our history with trauma in the LGBTQ community. So, that lead me back to Love is Love, an anthology comic spearheaded

Health and Inclusivity: The Kids Can Be Alright with THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM

This one’s for the kids. I had been waiting to drop this particular article for a while. As my little sister moves from fifth to sixth grade, beginning her transition to middle school, an important thought came to mind. We spend a lot of time unpacking media and what it means for diverse people and

Health and Inclusivity: 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


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


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


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