Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Review: BATGIRL #44

Review: BATGIRL #44

BATGIRL #44 Written by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher Art by Bengal, Serge LaPointe Published by DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 In an effort to rescue Jo, Alysia’s fiancée, Batgirl runs into Velvet Tiger, who has a surprising setback in store for our caped and cowled hero. Luke and Qadir help Babs recover and

Representation and Health 101: Not Just Same Love

Northstar and Kyle. Grace and Anissa. Karolina and Xavin. Sometimes comics gets things right and these three couples are some good examples. Representation of sexual orientation in comics is still pretty sparse, but we have some shining examples of how to show love between people who aren’t heterosexual. There are also some significant strides to

Representation and Health 101: Adding Color to Comics

Welcome back! I’m excited to do another round of discussion about how representation in comics is a boon for our health. My plan is to go through specific identities to examine pertinent issues influenced by the characters that show up. You may see some of the same points reiterated, but that’s because there’s a lot

Review: LUMBERJANES #17

LUMBERJANES #17 Written by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters Art by Brooke Allen and Maarta Laiho Published by BOOM! Studios Release Date: August 26, 2015 Let’s just say this issue captures some of the magic and the best things about Lumberjanes overall. Our adventure in this issue begins with a lovely lighthearted flashback between Abigail

Review: RUNAWAYS #3

SECRET WARS: RUNAWAYS #3 Written by Noelle Stevenson Art by Sanford Greene and John Rauch Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Previously on Secret Wars: Runaways: Our motley crew of teenagers escape detention, start their Final Exam, find out said exam involves killing their classmates, and escape again from Victor Von Doom

Representation and Health 101: A Primer

Representation of marginalized people in comics has been an increasingly hot topic, and for good reason. With social media, more people are able to express dissatisfaction instantly. What’s lost in these conversations is why representation matters, especially in how it benefits us, no matter our identities. It’s not just the warm-fuzzies from seeing someone who

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