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The Power of the Medium: THE BEST WE COULD DO

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

Embrace the Reaper: Death and Dying Between the Panels

Super-heroes are meant to die. Stay with me here: all hero stories should end with a coffin. It’s the only logical ending. Every single super-hero put on their cape, cowl, or spandex because they were no longer able to accept their world for what it was. They couldn’t turn away from the malice, injustice, chaos,

Comic Love: PRINCELESS and Loving It

It’s hard to write about Princeless and not sound like a broken record. Countless others have been heaping praise on this series for years. Strong girls and women driving the story, LGBTQ representation, parody of gender roles in society and the important representation it provides in comics are all reason so many sing its praises.

15 for 13 Plus: Comic Books for Younger Teens

Comics for kids under 10. Comics for preteens. Of course we’d look next at what the comic industry has for your newly christened teenager. Whether it’s a bar or bat mitzvah around the corner, or your favorite niece or nephew about to embark on high school, these are 15 comics that are meant to inspire,

15 Over 10: Comic Books for Pre-Teens

Last week, we listed out 15 comics that were designed perfectly for kids under 10 years old. Now, we flip the narrative and take a look at 15 comics made to be loved by pre-teens, kids over 10… and all the way up to adulthood! So, without further ado, our 15 Over 10 for kids

15 Under 10: Comic Books for Kids

A week ago, I received an email from a dad, who was having a hard time finding comic books that his eight year-old daughter would enjoy (and would be appropriate for her age). He wants to share the passion for comics that he’s enjoyed for his whole life — but it’s not as easy as

Bogey Men: Scott Snyder, SEVERED, and THE BLACK MIRROR

When I was a little kid, probably about six or seven years old, I had this recurring nightmare: A tall thin man would float outside my second floor bedroom window. He was always dressed in a black business suit, and had a gaunt profile with thinning white hair. I could never quite make out his features through the

These Heroes Fight Villains: Thoughts on DC BOMBSHELLS Volume 1

When the superhero comics series Bombshells began in July 2015, I had high hopes for what the story could potentially be. The premise was about a group of female superheroes fighting against the Nazis in World War II. Two years later, after the first volume has been completed and the second volume Bombshells United has

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