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Like Clockwork: The Importance of WATCHMEN, Part 1

Like Clockwork: The Importance of WATCHMEN, Part 1

Few comics embody perfection the way Watchmen does. Because of the significance it had on comics which would come after it, the simplicity/complexity of the nine-panel grid, and the genre up-ending plot, it is probably going to be impossible to say anything about Moore and Gibbon’s masterpiece that isn’t just in some other way repeating

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES Is Back

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Sorry for the delay; I’ve been busy the last month getting married. But now I’m back and ready to finally dive into the first official issue of the new Legion of Super-Heroes! This issue opens on a chase, as Ultra Boy, Star Boy, Wildfire, and Karate Kid run down members of the

Learning to Love the LEGION: On Supergirl and Selective Continuity

Hello, loyal Legion learners! Welcome back to the bi-weekly column where we attempt to figure out what this whole Legion of Super-Heroes business is about and why you, a Twenty-First Century comics connoisseur, should give them your attention. I had forgotten how many characters are introduced, and how quickly, early on in the Legion’s publication

Deadly Nightshade: Poison Ivy, SQUADRON SUPREME, and a History of Sexualized Violence

Does it count as consent if the person you’re with has been programmed to never go against your orders — to always give consent, no matter what? In the recent Heroes in Crisis series, we saw Harley Quinn framed for murder and Poison Ivy killed — and subsequently reborn as a shell of her former self.

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: They Have Arrived

It’s an exciting time to be a Legion fan, whether you’ve loved the team for decades or are only just now meeting them for the first time. With all the developments currently going on in Legion world, I’ve been struggling with how to keep the discussion here au courant without abandoning or distracting from the

Paved with Good Intentions: How HEROES IN CRISIS Betrays Trauma Victims

trigger warning: sexual abuse, suicidal ideation I have a right to be angry. Through middle and high school, comics were pretty much the only thing I had to keep me going without having a total breakdown. I mean, of course I had other interests and I still do. I could never survive on comics alone.

Learning to Love the LEGION: Legion 101

Before we dive into actual Legion of Super-Heroes comics, I think it’d be helpful to do a big, bird’s eye view of what the Legion is, its publication history, and why it can be so intimidating to new readers. Then we’ll cap off with some recommendations for good starting points. What is the Legion of

Health and Inclusivity: Protecting Ourselves with Garcia and Picolo’s TEEN TITANS: RAVEN

Raven is my favorite DC character, and without her, I likely wouldn’t read comics at all. From her introduction in DC Comics Presents #26, created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, she has shown up in many corners of the DC Universe in many iterations, but each time with a specific essence. After watching Teen

2019 So Far … Middle Grade and YA Graphic Novels

It’s 2019 and to say that comics is a perfect industry is … well, yeah I can’t say that. There is a shining light for the future of comics, however … the book market. Original graphic novels from a wide array of publishers are bringing diverse stories and voices to the middle grade and YA

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