Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cleavage Comics

Today I’d like to discuss something very important: the Scarlet Witch’s boobs. With the Gender Through Comics class starting on Monday, I’ve been thinking a lot about sexuality and gender-related issues in the comics industry. If you lived through the … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 03/29/2013

Age of Ultron #3 On the bright side, we got a more dramatic reveal than Captain America hanging out in a hallway at the end of this issue. Besides that final reveal, there isn’t a whole lot new about this … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup – 03/27/2013

It’s a relatively light week altogether with only five new issues and an oversized one-shot from Vertigo. I’ll just be looking at two issues in depth today and examining the rest on Friday. Before we start in though, I’d like … Continue reading

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Classes Start Soon

This weekend Christina Blanch sent out the reading list for her five week online course, “Gender Through Comics”. It’s a helluva reading list too. It’s peppered with all sorts of high-level talent and comic classics, both new and old. The … Continue reading

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Good Comics 5¢

Last Tuesday Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Ex Machina) and Marcos Martin (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man) released their new creator-owned book “The Private Eye”. It would be exciting to see something from either of these creators under normal circumstances. They both do … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 03/22/2013

All-New X-Men #9 Bendis continues to write an enjoyable slow burning book in “All-New X-Men” setting up villains in the background and tying it to its sister title “Uncanny X-Men”. Like always the character work and dialogue are a joy … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup – 03/20/2013

Saga #11 It’s often difficult to maintain the same magic that can ensnare a reader with a first issue. Story and art can be maintained at high levels, but there’s nothing quite like reading the first issue of a series, … Continue reading

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Comics Vs. Graphic Novels: Semantic Showdown

If you walk into any bookstore or library and want to read a comic, what label do you look for? It’s “graphic novel”. Unless you’re in a comic book store, comics (specifically in America) sit under the label of “graphic … Continue reading

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Naka-Kon 2013

This weekend I attended Naka-Con, an anime convention, in Kansas City, Kansas. It provided a different perspective to the con going experience for me. I’ve attended a wide variety of both comic and gaming conventions before, but never an anime … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 03/15/2013

Avengers Arena #6 Dennis Hopeless has been waging an uphill battle with this series. The premise sounds exploitative and cruel. However, he’s managed to make it work. He has handled each character with care and respect (except for poor Red … Continue reading

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