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KIRBYOLOGY!: Tom Scioli Tells the Greatest Jack Kirby Story Possible (His Own)

KIRBYOLOGY!: Tom Scioli Tells the Greatest Jack Kirby Story Possible (His Own)

From the 1930s to 1990s, Jack Kirby created gob-smacking art and unforgettable characters, but he was mainly a storyteller. “The Pact,” “Madbomb,” the Galactus trilogy, Captain America’s origin, Silver Star, OMAC, and even Thundarr the Barbarian are among the thousands of tales he spun solo or with collaborators. But the greatest Kirby story is the

Health and Inclusivity: Embracing the New in SCHOOL FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL GIRLS

Adjustment is basically a synonym for adolescence. In Jeremy Whitley, Jamie Noguchi, Shannon Lilly, and Wilson Ramos Jr.’s School for Extraterrestrial Girls, Tara has to make some adjustments that neither she nor we would ever expect. In a matter of moments, Tara finds out she isn’t human, like at all, the people who raised her

KIRBYOLOGY!: The Kirby-esque Joys of CANKOR: CALAMITY OF CHALLENGE

At C2E2 2019 — long before the steaming shitpile called 2020 — I first spied the work of Matthew Allison in artist’s alley. Allison’s pastel colors, inventive character designs, faceless humans, and 80s-inspired grotesqueries stand out on any shelf or at any convention, but next to so many same-old, same-old corporate comics, Cankor was an

#MakeComics: Writer and Artist Andi Watson

Comicosity is picking the brains of a pro who is killing it in the comics industry, and for this round I was lucky enough to talk to Andi Watson! Andi is the creator of the upcoming Kerry and the Knight of the Forest (July 2020), The Book Tour (November 2020), Glister, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula,

Anatomy of a Panel: Alex Sanchez Brings YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN

Comics history is intermedial, seeing its evolution as a journey of creative cross-pollinations with stage, photographic, musical, film, animation, radio,  and long and short form prose narrative arts. Along with this history, there have been notable creator cross-overs and bi-directional cross-flows. From comics to long form narrative fiction we have notables like Stan Lee, Alan

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Events come to a head as the Legion fights to keep the Horraz from using Aquaman’s Trident to destroy New Earth. It’s been over two months, but Bendis, Sook, von Grawbadger, Bellaire, and Sharpe are back with a new issue of Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s both weird and somewhat comforting to be

Health and Inclusivity: The Past, Present, and Future of STE(A)M in Gifted’s P.B. SOLDIER

Without knowledge, what do you do? When you don’t know the outcome, how do you take a step forward and challenge unhelpful vestiges of your past? Nat Cummings is an assassin employed by The Establishment, a seedy government group that often leaves its motives hidden. In the course of doing his job, he begins to

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