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The Comics Classroom: On the Tragic Villainy of BLACK ADAM

The Comics Classroom: On the Tragic Villainy of BLACK ADAM

What makes a villain transition in your mind’s eye from being good to being iconic? In some ways, the status of being iconic is simply one of textual longevity, i.e. being a character who has remained as part of a mythos despite their flaws, and thus has become enmeshed into the narrative so much that

On Fighting the Patriarchy: DC Comics and FEMALE FURIES

I recently joined a comic book club in my city. During our recent meet we discussed Tom King’s Mister Miracle, so it was inevitable that the new Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo’s Female Furies series came up in conversation. One of the moderators mentioned reading about how the new series was absolutely terrible; that beauty

MISTER MIRACLE: How One Man Got Off Scott Free (and You Can, Too)

It’s been a really bad few years in America. Crushing years in terms of anxiety and fear. We all know the external force that is burgeoning anxiety. I feel stuck between fear for myself, guilt over those who have more to fear than I, and a relentless desire to want to fix it all. Fight.

MISTER MIRACLE: The Face At The End of This Boom Tube

Trying to talk about Tom King and Mitch Gerad’s work on Mister Miracle feels like being asked to explain the meaning of life. Or, Anti-Life, even. While, sure, there are some examples within the 300 pages of the Mister Miracle trade paperback that supports specific views of what Anti-Life and Life Equations could be, ultimately

Review: NAOMI #1

NAOMI #1 Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Art by Jamal Campbell and Josh Reed Edited by Mike Cotton, Andy Khouri, and Jessica Chen Published by DC Comics/Wonder Comics Release Date: January 22, 2019 DC Comics’ Wonder Comics imprint continues to impress with Naomi #1, a comic which doesn’t explicitly break any

Review: SUPERGIRL #26

SUPERGIRL #26 Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna, Wade Von Grawbadger, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor, Tom Napolitano Edited by Jessica Chen, Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Supergirl finds herself in the Vega Sector, in the hands of Harry Hokum. Will the Omega Men help

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