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Visual Stories to Face a Brutal World: Fuego lento

Visual Stories to Face a Brutal World: Fuego lento

This is a city that is gradually becoming a ruin. This is a city which streets are constantly covered by puddles and its buildings are decorated with cracks. This is a city that carries a painful past and lives a brutal present. Its inhabitants move alone, but they share the same wish: the desire to

Once and Future State: Revisiting DC’s LEGENDS OF THE DEAD EARTH

With characters from DC Future State comprising a not-insignificant amount of DC Comics’ publishing slate — from Superman: Son of Kal-El and Superman and the Authority to I Am Batman, Wonder Girl, and Aquaman: The Becoming — I thought it’d be interesting to look back on one of the other times DC had their books jump

Father’s Day Special: Devin Grayson on ARSENAL and Lian Harper

In reviewing the line-up for DC’s Green Arrow 80th Anniversary Special, many fans were in fact overjoyed when they learned Devin Grayson was included in the line-up of creators. Their excitement doubled when Grayson announced on her twitter account that she would be writing a story about Roy Harper, and in her words: he would

Roar into Pride Month with Joe Glass and THE PRIDE Omnibus

When he was 13, Joe Glass was a “massive X-Men fan,” and while there is said to be an obvious analogy made between the plight of mutants and queer people, he didn’t see any at that time. The writer later learned there were queer characters in comics, but they were either rarely appearing side characters,

The Other History of Rape in the DC Universe: The DEATHSTROKE Problem

Let’s not beat around the bush. Sexual abuse and rape are topics which are difficult to talk about in any format, but it’s especially hard when it comes to discussing it through superheroes. DC and Marvel Comics have both proven they tend to lack certain… nuances in the ways they portray rape and sex abuse.

Ghost, Cities, and Other Pains: The Sad Violence of LOS FANTASMAS DE MI CIUDAD

In Mexico you must learn how to live with empty places on the table, with names that become unpronounceable because they are too painful to be told. You must learn to live with photographs that remind you of those who are gone — those who you do not know whether they will come back. You

Learning to Love the Legion: FUTURE STATE: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Legion of Super-Heroes ends for the foreseeable future by wrapping up the story begun last month in Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 in a way that, if it isn’t wholly satisfying, is at least definitive. So… This is it. The final issue, so far as we know, of this run of

Transmyscira: There Is No Safeword in SFSX

For my birthday this year I treated myself to a seven inch dildo in bisexual pride colors. It’s one of my favourite toys in my collection now, but the first time I used it the feeling of contact with my prostate was so intense that I could only keep pressure on it for a second

History of Violence: WONDER WOMAN, The Blue Snowman, and “Gender Issues”

One aspect of Wonder Woman’s mythology that’s always drawn my attention was her plethora of bizarre, colorful villains during the Golden Age. While she fought against more commonly known enemies such as Giganta and the original Cheetah, Wonder Woman also tangled against the likes of Baroness Paula von Gunther, Doctor Psycho, the Duke of Deception,

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