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Jonathan Hickman’s X-MEN, and the House that Metaphor Built

Jonathan Hickman’s X-MEN, and the House that Metaphor Built

The X-Men’s new storyline House of X/Powers of X, which promised to introduce a new era of X-Men stories, has passed its midpoint. While reading this storyline, I’ve been thinking about what drew me to the X-Men years ago and what it means to be a fan of a meaningful story that’s been published by

Learning to Love the LEGION: On Supergirl and Selective Continuity

Hello, loyal Legion learners! Welcome back to the bi-weekly column where we attempt to figure out what this whole Legion of Super-Heroes business is about and why you, a Twenty-First Century comics connoisseur, should give them your attention. I had forgotten how many characters are introduced, and how quickly, early on in the Legion’s publication

Deadly Nightshade: Poison Ivy, SQUADRON SUPREME, and a History of Sexualized Violence

Does it count as consent if the person you’re with has been programmed to never go against your orders — to always give consent, no matter what? In the recent Heroes in Crisis series, we saw Harley Quinn framed for murder and Poison Ivy killed — and subsequently reborn as a shell of her former self.

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: Meditations on Immortality

Here we go! After six years of absence, we finally have the start of the miniseries that leads into the relaunch of Legion! And Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 boldly asks long-time Legion fans: “You’ve already waited six years, would it kill you to wait another month?” I joke. I liked this comic a lot.

#MakeComics: Writer/Artist Youssef Daoudi

How do the pros #MakeComics? We’re here to tell you. Comicosity is picking the brains of a pro who is killing it in the comics industry, and for this round I was lucky enough to talk to Youssef Daoudi! Youssef is the writer and artist of the Eisner-nominated Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a

Health and Inclusivity: Starting a New School Year with CHECK, PLEASE!

Look. After working for a university for the past few years, I’ve become well-acquainted with the hectic and rapid change that is a New School Year. Being on the other side as a faculty member has meant that the transition and change I experienced from the first time I stepped on campus is a similar

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: They Have Arrived

It’s an exciting time to be a Legion fan, whether you’ve loved the team for decades or are only just now meeting them for the first time. With all the developments currently going on in Legion world, I’ve been struggling with how to keep the discussion here au courant without abandoning or distracting from the

#MakeComics: Letterer Aditya Bidikar

How do the pros #MakeComics? We’re here to tell you. Comicosity is picking the brains of a pro who is killing it in the comics industry, and for this round I was lucky enough to talk to Aditya Bidikar! Aditya is the letterer on, well, tons of comics – including ISOLA, Motor Crush, Winnebago Graveyard

#MakeComics: Writer Jeremy Whitley

How do the pros #MakeComics? We’re here to tell you. Comicosity is picking the brains of a pro who is killing it in the comics industry, and for this round I was lucky enough to talk to Jeremy Whitley! His work includes Princeless, Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess, The Unstoppable Wasp, and many more! He was

Learning to Love the LEGION: Adventures in Hazing

Alright Legion-fans (and soon to be fans), we’ve covered all the basics. Now we’re coming in hot with an in-depth look at the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Adventure Comics #247, written by Otto Binder, with art by Al Plastino, cover dated April, 1958. Note, incidentally, that a lot of these early Silver

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