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Fire and Suicide: The Legacy of THE DARK PHOENIX SAGA

Fire and Suicide: The Legacy of THE DARK PHOENIX SAGA

Eleven is going to kill herself at the end of Stranger Things. Bold claim, I know. Especially since I don’t know how many seasons are left, nor have I uncovered any insider information in the coffee shop I’m sitting in. But listen, Eleven, Mike, and the rest of the gang are going to come up

Comic Love: Being a New Fan and Reading Kamala Khan

“Sana [Amanat] and I initially had very modest expectations for this book. Our goal was to get to ten issues. It was going to be a fun side project—a young adult Muslim super hero! At Marvel!—that would have the lifespan of fun side projects. I budgeted a year for it. But by the time the

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

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