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Transmyscira: Koike’s LONE WOLF AND CUB Rules Everything Around Me

Transmyscira: Koike’s LONE WOLF AND CUB Rules Everything Around Me

Choose the sword, and you will join me Choose the ball, and you join your mother, in death You don’t understand my words, but you must choose So, come boy, choose life or death – Ogami Itto, Shogun Assassin   After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake

Transmyscira: FEMALE FURIES and the Binding of Aurelie

This is the bad place. – Eleanor Shellstrop, The Good Place Season 1, Episode 9 Riding high off the renewed interest in the Fourth World generated by Mister Miracle’s success — and armed with the industry’s foremost talent in deconstructing the gendering of our bodies and experiences of them in Cecil Castellucci — the six

Transmycira: MISTER MIRACLE and a Crisis on Infinite Masculinities

Human beings in a mob What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god? What’s a god to a non-believer? Who don’t believe in anything? We make it out alive All right, all right No church in the wild – No Church in the Wild by Kanye West and Jay Z   A

Transmyscira: The Cat Eats Its Own Tail in MAN-EATERS

We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you! – Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model Season 4, Episode 7 (2005)   Man-Eaters is, bafflingly, best described as an interesting failure. The idea seemed like a license to print money when it first got floated. The creative team behind Marvel’s polarizing Mockingbird miniseries:

Transmyscira: Time Dies Screaming in SUPREME BLUE ROSE

We discover possible pasts at the same time as we feel the opening up of possible futures. – Peter Wollen, Raiding The Icebox: Reflections on Twentieth Century Culture   We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. – Marshall McLuhan   If the zoo bans me from hollering at

Transmycira: thank u, nextwave

Now that we’ve conclusively left 2018, the longest year in recorded human history, the passage of time feels more febrile than perhaps ever before. Anything before 2018 feels like an eternity, but 2006 — the year Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. debuted — is difficult to metabolize as being over a

Transmyscira: The Decision, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, and X-23

LeBron James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, effectively his hometown team, for the second time in his NBA career to wear #23 for the Los Angeles Lakers. Laura Kinney, after taking up the mantle of Wolverine after her “father’s” death, is going back to X-23 for the debut of her eponymous new series. Coincidence? Probably,

Transmyscira: Comics, Culture War, and “¡No Pasarán!”

Ten guys jump one, what a man You fight each other, the police state wins Stab your backs when you trash our halls Trash a bank if you’ve got real balls – Dead Kennedys, Nazi Punks Fuck Off   In a since automatically deleted tweet, Vox journalist and podcaster Matt Yglesias replied to the perceived

Transmyscira: The Guy With The Elephant Tattoo

One of the toughest realities about comics I’ve had to adapt to since I joined The Rainbow Hub (R.I.P.) in 2014 is that writing about trans issues within the industry is a difficult — and frequently punishing — gig. The fundamental issue is that it’s almost always coming from a defensive crouch, having to pick

Transmycira: ARCHIVAL QUALITY Is Worth Giving Up Avocado Toast For

Probably my favourite quote about criticism as a discipline is Peter O’Toole as Anton Ego’s closing monologue in Ratatouille. His ode to the discovery and defense of the new as the highest calling of the critic is what I try as much as possible to use as my guiding principle, but the discovery and defense

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