Author Archives: Allen Thomas

Representation and Health 101: Disability Dimensions

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


NEW AVENGERS #1 Written by Al Ewing Art by Gerardo Sandoval and Dono Sánchez Almara Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Out of Secret Wars comes an all-new, all different team of… New Avengers! Welcome to A.I.M., but not the beekeepers. Avengers Idea Mechanics, guided by Sunspot, is tasked with investigating crystal-headed


ASSASSIN’S CREED #1 Written by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery Art by Neil Edwards and Ivan Nunes Published by Titan Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Gamer by night and passionate millennial bank clerk by day, Charlotte de la Cruz is looking for a new gig despite the who-you-know-not-what-you-know politics of the job search.

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