Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Representation and Health 101: Beyond Binaries

Representation and Health 101: Beyond Binaries

To say that gender only exists in terms of “male” and “female” is to so severely and narrowly restrict our varied identities. These terms, with all the baggage they entail, are so limiting unless we move beyond them and strict definitions of them. Comics, with their varied worlds, characters, and identities, are a perfect place

Review: CYBORG #3

CYBORG #3 Written by David F. Walker Art by Ivan Reis, Eduardo Pansica, Scott Hanna, Albert Oclair, and Adriano Lucas Published by DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Holy alien bio-organic madness, Cyborg! Vic and his friends are caught in the middle of an assault from an extremely Borg-like alien race. As S.T.A.R. Labs

Advance Review: ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1

ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1 Written by Marc Guggenheim, Al Ewing, Skottie Young, Gerry Conway, & Charles Soule Art by Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, David Curiel, German Peralta, Chris Sotomayor, Mike Perkins, Andy Troy, Stefano Caselli, Andres Mossa, Filipe Andrade, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Ron Garney, & Matt Milla Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7,

Representation and Health 101: I’m Every Woman

In almost every facet of media, we have been moving beyond portraying women primarily as homemakers or damsels in distress. Yet, we are still facing significant issues with how women are represented, who represents them, and how their narratives progress. There’s so much value in portraying women in the varied ways they show up, rather

Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #4

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #4 Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson Art by Laura Braga, Paolo Pantalena, Lee Loughridge Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 All the feels… Carol and the Banshees with Rhodey in tow are on the run from the Thors. Kit and Carol have a heart

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

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