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

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.

Escape from Freedom: MISTER MIRACLE and Western Marxism

In Tom King and Mitch Gerads’s critically acclaimed Mister Miracle, Scott Free toils in search of something seriously lacking in our own lives today: the power to escape. But escape from what? Viewed through the lens of an iPhone screen, the comparison might seem counterintuitive. After all, it seems like today we have nothing but

Transmycira: MISTER MIRACLE and a Crisis on Infinite Masculinities

Human beings in a mob What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god? What’s a god to a non-believer? Who don’t believe in anything? We make it out alive All right, all right No church in the wild – No Church in the Wild by Kanye West and Jay Z   A

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: BATMAN #62

BATMAN #62 Written by Tom King Art by Mitch Gerads, Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 ***SPOILER WARNING*** Batman #62 is a deliriously delicious disaster piece that all at once illustrates the fractured mindscape of The Dark Knight, recaps Tom King’s entire run

Review: BATMAN #61

BATMAN #61 Written by Tom King Art by Travis Moore, Tamra Bonvillain, and Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Batman #61 is yet another devastatingly disturbing cut in Tom King’s surgical dissection of The Dark Knight’s psyche. After the cataclysmic cliffhanger of

Pushing Through the Pain of HEROES IN CRISIS

Comics like the currently on-going Heroes in Crisis story by Tom King are probably the hardest to critique. I feel like something is wrong with it, yet the subjects around which the story revolves, therapy and trauma, are things about which I know little outside of anecdotal evidence and experience. Or, to re-state the premise

The Writing on the Wall: Poison Ivy and HEROES IN CRISIS

Way back in 1994, when I was around the age of 10, I remember watching the “House & Garden” episode of Batman: The Animated Series. The main focus of the story, which was written by Paul Dini and directed by Boyd Kirkland, was about how Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy) had been allowed to leave Arkham

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