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In Memoriam: Jesse Hamm

By | Jan 4, 2022 | Columns

Helioscope, the Portland studio/collective where creators like Steve Lieber, Leila del Duca, Jeff Parker, and Erika Moen (to name just a few) formed a professional hub to defy the alienating tendencies of comics work, lost one of its important members this past year. And students of the medium lost one of its foremost Savvy Explainers, […]

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In Memoriam: John Paul Leon

By | Dec 31, 2021 | Columns

When the sad, somewhat shocking news of John Paul Leon’s loss produced its deserved wave of tributes on social media, it felt like colleagues and admirers crafted their grief with great care. Just as the artist’s incomparable work warranted. At a relatively young age, JPL had already climbed to that stratosphere of artists where his […]

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In Memoriam: Petra Mayer

By | Dec 31, 2021 | Columns

Sudden and unexpected deaths hit hard in a certain way, even when you don’t know the person directly. NPR’s books editor and enthusiastic nerd, Petra Mayer died suddenly in November. She was a book critic and guest host on the popular NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. She was an ardent fan of many things […]

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In Memoriam: Kentaro Miura

By | Dec 30, 2021 | Columns

Kentaro Miura died suddenly this year of an aortic dissection. To say this was a shock, and a great loss, would be an understatement. Miura was a fixture of the manga community, a near constant topic of conversation in the anime/manga communities, be it related to his love of The Idolmaster games, his frequent hiatuses […]

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In Memoriam: Ed Asner

By | Dec 30, 2021 | Columns

We lost the great Ed Asner this year. He was a venerable comedic actor who won the most Prime Time Emmys for any male performer, ever. He had such a long career that, depending on your age, you may have known and loved him for more than one role. You may know him from The […]

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In Memoriam: Richard Donner

By | Dec 28, 2021 | Columns

At the start of Richard Donner’s 1978 masterpiece Superman: The Movie, a child is shown reading an issue of “Action Comics.” Intriguingly, it does not introduce the title hero, but instead the Daily Planet, and its mission for “clarity and truth” during the Great Depression. It’s a scene that places Superman’s universe into the historical […]

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In Memoriam: Mira Furlan

By | Dec 28, 2021 | Columns

Mira Furlan’s introduction to US audiences was born from tragedy: a theater actress by trade, she was forced to flee her home in then-Yugoslavia after the Croatian War for Independence, when they received death threats and endured a public smear campaign for continuing to perform on all sides of the fight. She came to the […]

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2021 Year in Review: Best Ongoing Series

By | Dec 24, 2021 | Columns

Welcome to the Multiversity Year in Review for 2021! To call this a weird year is a Hulk-sized understatement, but one thing that was a pleasant surprise was the sheer number of interesting and excellent comics that came out this year. We’ve got over 25 categories to get through, so make sure you’re checking out […]

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My Comics Year: On Substack

By | Dec 23, 2021 | Columns

To be honest, My Comics Year was as good as expected, I got to read great books that I loved and we all in Multiversity Comics loved, and you can read our Year-in-Review articles here. But I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the business side of comics, and a big thing that […]

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2021 Year in Review: Best Writer

By | Dec 23, 2021 | Columns

Welcome to the Multiversity Year in Review for 2021! To call this a weird year is a Hulk-sized understatement, but one thing that was a pleasant surprise was the sheer number of interesting and excellent comics that came out this year. We’ve got over 25 categories to get through, so make sure you’re checking out […]

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We Want Comics: December 2021

By | Dec 23, 2021 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, a column exploring various intellectual properties — whether they’re movies, TV shows, novels, video games, or whatever else — that we would like to see adapted into comic books. This time round, we’re looking at Indiana Jones, the Ghostbusters, Dirty Harry, and more. Indiana Jones: This summer marked the […]

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