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Comic Love: The Modern High Fantasy

Comic Love: The Modern High Fantasy

Elves and dwarves out in the open with cellphones. Magic a regular thing that everyone talks about. No barrier between the magical world and that of technology, the land becoming a hodgepodge of what could have been if magic were real and the world progressed to present day. It’s strange. I’m not sure when I

Comic Love: Introducing “Hopepunk” to the Comics Scene

Hopepunk! A new genre making its rounds! You see a lot of Hopepunk fiction around these days with vastly growing numbers, with the likes of Steven Universe or She-Ra and the Princesses of Power being some of the more well-known examples of the genre. And like most media, comics are have grown a vast array

On Fighting the Patriarchy: DC Comics and FEMALE FURIES

I recently joined a comic book club in my city. During our recent meet we discussed Tom King’s Mister Miracle, so it was inevitable that the new Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo’s Female Furies series came up in conversation. One of the moderators mentioned reading about how the new series was absolutely terrible; that beauty

MISTER MIRACLE: How One Man Got Off Scott Free (and You Can, Too)

It’s been a really bad few years in America. Crushing years in terms of anxiety and fear. We all know the external force that is burgeoning anxiety. I feel stuck between fear for myself, guilt over those who have more to fear than I, and a relentless desire to want to fix it all. Fight.

Panic Between the Panels: How to Write Your Own Love Story

I spent this past Valentine’s Day convincing my girlfriend to break-up with me. It took some mental and conversational gymnastics with a hearty dose of self-deprecation/ character suicide, but I got her to hit the eject button. Valentine’s Day wasn’t the greatest backdrop, but our work schedules didn’t match, we wanted different things, she lived

The Power of the Medium: THE BEST WE COULD DO

The best cape comics are stories where characters resonate with people at a human level. Superman doesn’t connect with me as a person. Clark Kent does. His relationship with Lois does. Insert any super hero name and that statement still rings true. Hell, what resonates with me in Optimus Prime is his human qualities, and

On Comics Anthologies: OATH, CAN I PET YOUR WEREWOLF, and BITCH PLANET

For Comicosity’s recent “Most Anticipated Comics of 2018” list, I chose the upcoming anthology mini-series Twisted Romance, and mentioned at the time that I think anthologies are a good way to become familiar with a genre. I developed that view largely from my experience with prose fiction, specifically my experience when I started to read

The Power to Push Beyond Pain: Why Frank Castle Is My Super-Hero

Pop culture has become dominated by the world of super-heroes. Gone are the wide-eyed gazes from 2008 as Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau managed to craft an incredible, engrossing film about a comic book character. Iron Man’s success could not have been predicted. The success of Joss Whedon’s Avengers would offer audiences another pleasant

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