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Representation and Health 101: Jory from THE BACKSTAGERS

Representation and Health 101: Jory from THE BACKSTAGERS

It’s Representation and Health 101 Time! Last year, I did an entire month of articles about black characters and issues in comics, but there’s no way in hell I have the energy for that again (maybe next year!). However, I wanted to pick someone I thought represented an important part of black liberation and the

Interview: Visaggio and Donovan Are Go with QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO

Black Mask Studio continues to grind out high quality and interesting creator-owned work that challenged their reader’s perceptions — and Quantum Teens are GO is no exception. The second title from writer Magdalene Vissaggio, Quantum Teens follows Nat and Susmesh through the adventure of their lives. We sat down with Visaggio and artist Eryk Donovan

Nevertheless, She Persisted: 20 Women Standing the Test of Time

She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. Without even realizing it, one U.S. Senator took words meant to be condescendingly sexist and dismissively racist, and produced an apt and concise definition of feminism for the entire country to see. Far be it from us, particularly in this month honoring Black History

Representation and Health 101: Milestones and Legacies

Last time in Representation and Health, we broke down Priest’s work, message, and ideas about race in comics. Today, we’re going to cover another prominent black creator, one whom we all miss. No one can deny the impact Dwayne McDuffie left on comics, whether from his outspoken stances about race and racism in comics, to

Queer Visibility: Love is NOT Love

It’s been three days since the inauguration of Donald Trump as “President” of the United States, a position he gained through collusion with a foreign power and active suppression of voter communities in multiple states. Three days full of anxiety, excitement, hope, grief, comfort, anger, and every other emotion one can imagine. We’ve seen the

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RAY REBIRTH #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RAY REBIRTH #1 Written by Steve Orlando Art by Stephen Byrne Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Ray Terrill was kept in a dark room his entire life, told that he was different and it was too dangerous for him to be out in the world. A

Interview: Steve Orlando Assembles the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA [Part Two]

Earlier this week, we spoke with writer Steve Orlando about building the roster of the new Justice League of America, starting off with Atom and Vixen. Today we’re back to finish up discussion on the new Fab Four with insight from Orlando on The Ray and Killer Frost, both scheduled to debut Rebirth specials in

Interview: BATWOMAN BEGINS Again with Bennett and Tynion

The wait is over. Batwoman is finally returning to her own ongoing series in February. But before she does, writers James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett are giving her a launch through a prelude in the character’s other home, Detective Comics with this week’s issue #948. Both Bennett and Tynion sat down with Comicosity to

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