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Can Comics Matter to Our Politics?

By | Apr 25, 2017 | Longform

Don’t Miss a Single Issue! In the news today: campuses prepare for pitched battles over “hate”/”free” speech as partisan groups incite debate by booking provocateurs. The US Congress prepares for its own contentious bouts in impending budget battles over border walls, climate change, and life-and-death access to health care. Meanwhile, in other news: yet another […]

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Everyone is Right: Marvel, Diversity, and Fandom

By | Apr 10, 2017 | Longform

What a week this has been. Last weekend Marvel hosted their first retailer summit since they went bankrupt in the ’90s and allowed ICv2 to cover some of the events. Then this happened: In an interview with ICv2 about the market and Marvel’s current struggles Senior Vice President: Sales and Marketing David Gabriel let this […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s “Pluto:” Digital Humanity

By | Mar 28, 2017 | Longform

Someone is killing the world’s seven strongest robots, and it’s up to Europol detective Gesicht to find the culprit. But to make matters worse, Gesicht himself is one of the seven robots targeted by this unknown assassin. This murder mystery is how Naoki Urasawa’s “Pluto” starts, but calling it a “murder mystery” direly undersells it. […]

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Panels and Bars: Hip-Hop and Comics

By | Mar 14, 2017 | Longform

The relationship between hip-hop and comics is unfortunately one-sided. Hip-hop loves comics, adores it even. Cannibal Ox constantly reference Caped Crusaders and Web Slingers in their lyrics, MF DOOM’s entire aesthetic is owed to Marvel, Ghostface Killah’s debut solo album is called Ironman and uses Tony Starks as alias. There are rappers named after characters […]

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Flame Con: An Experience For All Comic Fans

By | Aug 24, 2016 | Longform

Every year, hundreds of comic cons take place across the country. Many of these cons attempt to have panels focused on diversity but the bulk of the talent (despite being very good) has been geared toward what’s popular in the mainstream. This means you get a lot of superheroes but not a lot of the hidden […]

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The Tragedy Fetishism Of The Flash

By | Jul 26, 2016 | Longform

The Flash is, without a doubt, one of the greatest live action superhero experiences in recent memory. Maybe, even, of all time. I wouldn’t hesitate to already place it in the upper echelon of live action superhero comic adaptations alongside Superman: The Movie, Spider-Man 2 and The Avengers. It is a landmark moment for superhero […]

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