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Cómix Latinx: Hector Rodriguez on EL PESO HERO: BORDERLAND

Cómix Latinx: Hector Rodriguez on EL PESO HERO: BORDERLAND

A few years ago, we couldn’t have imagined a world where a reality TV show actor could be elected President of the United States. Then we couldn’t imagine our children being taken from their parents and being held in cages where some die. These realities make belief in a super hero that come and save

The Comics Classroom: Learning to Listen with FRUITS BASKET

I have written in the past on topics concerning Japanese intellectual properties that engage with Japanese culture through both high and low forms of art. It is no secret that I love anime and manga, but I have (mostly) targeted some rather ‘safe’ genres such as samurai, giant robots, and transforming female heroines. Heck, I

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

KIRBYOLOGY!: The Cosmic Science of Charles Glaubitz’s STARSEEDS

A bazillion years ago, my current atoms — and yours — arrived on Earth thanks to exploding stars. About a month ago, I heard about painter-turned-graphic-novelist Charles Glaubitz’s Starseeds, specifically the publication of volume two from Fantagraphics. At my local comic book store, I picked up volume one, which blew my brain into my mind

Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

At Modesto Junior College in California, English Professor Dr. Theresa Rojas has started an important collection of Latinx Comics. What started as a reference collection in her office was enthusiastically encouraged by campus librarian Susan Cassidy and soon became “The LatinoGraphix Collection” with a home in the library. The collection already has sixty titles from

Health and Inclusivity: Jeremy Whitley on Representing Mental Illness

Nadia van Dyne’s exploits as the latest Wasp have created an all-new, all-different legacy for the Marvel Universe. From adventures with the Avengers to scouring the world for new Agents of G.I.R.L., an organization designed to specifically find, support, and highlight the work of genius women all over, she has added a quirkiness befitting of

Health and Inclusivity: CAPTAIN MARVEL and a Marvelous Recovery

With Captain Marvel hitting the silver screen, I’m beside myself with happiness — though there’s something about her that’s been in the back of my mind for a while. Carol’s relationship with substance abuse and recovery has always been huge to me. She stands as an example of what it takes to challenge that kind

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