Author Archives: Allen Thomas



ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #5 Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Ramon Perez and Ian Herring Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 This issue, this entire series, has been powerful in a very visceral and heartbreaking way. All-New Hawkeye #5 starts with Clint reminiscing, comparing himself to Tony and Steve, as his brother Barney

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


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