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

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

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: 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

Transmyscira: VAMPIRONICA Is One Bite Forward, Two Steps Back

Archie Comics’ grand foray into the direct market to produce hip comics that break from their reputation as impulse buys at grocery store checkouts has a problem. They don’t really hire women creators very much, which is an odd problem to have for a company whose characters are the first thing that jump to most

Transmyscira: CALEXIT Moves at The Speed of Now

Yes, the arrival of this year’s Amancay Nahuelpan/Matteo Pizzolo comic is a great opportunity to dunk on the pair for only turning in an average of a single collaborative issue a year. But Calexit #2, in addition to the continuation of a must read dystopian nightmare set about five minutes into the future, is also

Transmyscira: The Second Amendment Doesn’t Apply to the Fourth Wall

I can draw a perfect replica of a Desert Eagle handgun from memory, and I’ve been able to do it since before either Snatch or The Matrix came out. The unique L-shaped slide, the weird, bulbous outline of the barrel that looks like a water balloon held by the knot, the whole thing. I know

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