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Comíx Latinx: JALISCO, More than a Superhero Comic

Comíx Latinx: JALISCO, More than a Superhero Comic

Nearly three decades have passed since our communities — and finally the world — began to see the horrors in the Mexico/US borderlands: the epidemic spread of rape, mutilation, and murder of women in Ciudad Juárez and other Mexican bordertowns. In a post-1993 NAFTA super-exploitive economy, women are forced to work extreme hours for a

Health and Inclusivity: Connecting to Mythology with IS’NANA: THE WERE-SPIDER

One thing I love about writing for Comicosity is how things are able to evolve. Just like the site has gone through important and illuminating developments, so have things like this column, Health and Inclusivity. As such, moving forward, I’d like to focus more on stories by creators from marginalized communities, especially those who are

Cómix Latinx: Bleeding Kansas, Wilfred Santiago, and THUNDERBOLT

He is one of the most compelling figures in American history. John Brown, the militant abolitionist who came to embody the violent counterinsurgency against the bloody institution of American slavery, is the subject of Wilfred Santiago’s latest masterwork. Rooted in the iconography of the Civil War, the symbolism of religious fervor, and the violence perpetrated

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.

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

Paved with Good Intentions: How HEROES IN CRISIS Betrays Trauma Victims

trigger warning: sexual abuse, suicidal ideation I have a right to be angry. Through middle and high school, comics were pretty much the only thing I had to keep me going without having a total breakdown. I mean, of course I had other interests and I still do. I could never survive on comics alone.

Health and Inclusivity: Protecting Ourselves with Garcia and Picolo’s TEEN TITANS: RAVEN

Raven is my favorite DC character, and without her, I likely wouldn’t read comics at all. From her introduction in DC Comics Presents #26, created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, she has shown up in many corners of the DC Universe in many iterations, but each time with a specific essence. After watching Teen

MILES MORALES, the Bildungsroman, and the Ethnoracial Pause

After a screening of my doc. Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics at the Durham County Library, a librarian asked: “What comics do a good job representing diversity, especially for young readers?” My reflex answer: “Go to the independents! Begin with those Latinx and African American creators featured in the documentary. Then follow the yellow-bricks to

Health and Inclusivity: LOVE IS LOVE and Healing Trauma through Comics for PRIDE

Seeing as this month is Pride, I wanted to write an article that focused on being trans and queer. And seeing as how I’m a sucker for the sads, I wanted to write about our history with trauma in the LGBTQ community. So, that lead me back to Love is Love, an anthology comic spearheaded

Transmyscira: The Catfight over MAN-EATERS #9

We are not at war. There is no enemy. This is a rescue operation. – Mister Six, The Invisibles Volume 3 #12 The comic book industry is in the midst of a full blown crisis in the representation of transgender, non binary, and otherwise gender non-conforming people. The decision by Man-Eaters writer Chelsea Cain to

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