Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Representation and Health 101: Through the Ages

Representation and Health 101: Through the Ages

When Steve Rogers became older, my initial reaction was “Aww…” I wasn’t excited because I loved my young, blonde, blue-eyed Steve. I felt he lost something essential to his character. It took months before I realized how problematic I was. Why couldn’t Steve be an older guy? Would he change as a character? And beyond


  UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 Written By Ryan North Art by Erica Henderson, Joe Morris, & Rico Renzi Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Part squirrel blood, talks to rodents. Powers of squirrel, powers of girl. Kudos to Ryan North for that opening line because it was excellent. Squirrel Girl jumps onto

Representation and Health 101: Disability Dimensions

When you think of disability in comics, a few prominent names come to mind: Barbara Gordon, Matt Murdock, Charles Xavier, and Clint Barton. Each of these individuals experiences disabilities in different ways, but they make remarkable use of their other abilities in coping with disability. However, what we see isn’t always what can be disabling.


GOTHAM ACADEMY #11 Written By Becky Coonan & Brenden Fletcher Art by Karl Kerschl, MSassyK, Mingjue Helen Chen, & Serge Lapointe Published by DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 This issue begins and ends with the mystery of Olive’s mother, the incinerating Calamity, and the rowdy crew puts their plan to explore Olive’s history


LUMBERJANES #19 Written By Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh Art by Carolyn Nowak & Maarta Laiho Published by BOOM! Studios Release Date: October 21, 2015 So, I need someone to write The Mermaid Lemonade Stand Mysteries (a mini-series maybe?!). April’s enthusiasm, empathy, and curiosity are guiding forces in issue #19 as she endeavors to help