Close to You: Should You Be Reading ‘Alone’?
Have you ever met someone and felt like your world was changing around you? The sun shone brighter; birds suddenly started chirping; spring flowers sprung from the ground, even though it was only February? That’s what Alone feels like.
‘Riverdale’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 1 Episode 5: ‘Heart of Darkness’
This week, we see inside the Blossom family residence, Riverdale buries Jason, Betty goes on a “reconnaissance mission” to Pop’s with a cute boy, and we learn how maple syrup ruins everything. “Heart of Darkness” was written by Ross Maxwell and directed by Jesse Warn.
Good Thing: Terry Shin, the Internet’s Bird Boyfriend
If you haven’t met Terry Shin yet, you’re missing out. He’s a strong, sensitive dude who just happened to have been cursed by a witch, and now he’s half man, half pigeon. But he’s hecka cute, y’all.
Unsinkable Ship: Veronica and Betty Are Going Steady [Love & Sex Week]
I’ve been thinking a lot about Betty and Veronica lately. With Archie ‘n’ pals riding high in pop culture again thanks to Riverdale, it’s hard not to. Even with a faux-lesbian kiss that went nowhere, Riverdale reaffirms my belief that Betty and Veronica are totally in love. Hear me out.
Jessica Campbell Casts A Female Gaze On The Art World In ‘Hot or Not?’ [Love & Sex Week]
Jessica Campbell’s Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists has a very simple premise: which 20th century artists were bangable? And based on an artist’s work, can we tell if they were hot or not? Published by Koyama Press in fall 2016, Hot or Not is a short but searing work of satire skewering the male-dominated world of art, and society’s desire to pass judgement on people based on their attractiveness --- which is of course subjective, as is art itself.
Passion & Propriety: Should You Be Reading ‘Miss Abbott and the Doctor’? [Love & Sex Week]
Imagine Pride and Prejudice, only Darcy is a handsome young doctor, and Elizabeth Bennett is the daughter of anthropologists who grew up in the rainforest, only just now returning to “civilization.” Fighting with propriety and their own feelings, the protagonists of Miss Abbott And The Doctor must learn that maybe the other isn’t so bad. Maybe they’re actually kind of cute.
Sex And Love And Rock & Roll: Should You Be Reading ‘The Rock Cocks’? [Love & Sex Week]
With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today. What would you do to achieve your dreams? For the Rock Cocks, the answer is anything --- so long as they’re together.
Exploring the Wild: Should You Be Reading ‘Stand Still, Stay Silent’?
Nearly a century after a virulent disease spread across the globe, the remaining humans finally decide to venture outside their heavily defended borders and see what remains of the world in Minna Sundberg's webcomic Stand Still, Stay Silent. They're a mix of academics and military officers, ranging from 19 to 67; a motley crew, not ready to face the monsters and magic that await them.
Good Thing: The Sweet Defiance Of J. L. Meyer’s Wonder Woman Bunny
Jennifer L. Meyer is an amazing artist who specializes in drawing animals; often anthropomorphized ones. She’s illustrated picture books, chapter books, and comics, working with companies like Scholastic, IDW, First Second, and Dark Horse. Last week, Meyer delighted the denizens of Twitter when dug up an old Wonder Woman bunny pencil sketch and shared it with her followers --- and then followed it up with more Wonder Woman bunny sketches.
Death Becomes Her: The ‘Pretty Deadly’ Mixtape
Pretty Deadly, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, and Jordie Bellaire, is a story about stories. It's a fantasy western about Death's daughter Ginny, but it's truly a gorgeous, lyrical, epic poem about myth itself. And like traditional epic poems, there's love, and death, and vengeance. We've put together a Pretty Deadly mixtape with a vaguely "Americana" style, with songs whose lyrics contain grand narratives about death. Expect murder ballads galore.