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Comics Alliance Presents The ‘Rachel & Miles X-Plain The X-Men’ Podcast!
Welcome to Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, a weekly podcast in which X-Perts Rachel Edidin and Miles Stokes explore the ins, outs, and retcons of fifty years of Marvel's greatest superhero soap opera! In our ComicsAlliance debut, Cyclops makes a startling discovery, Carol Danvers joins the team (sort of), Chris Claremont calls out some bullsh*t, Havok still has terrible taste in hats, and Peter Corbeau gets his own theme music.
ComiXology Unveils DRM-Free Backup Feature For Digital Comics
In a move that's sure to jump-start another round of crowd-favorite game "Has Amazon saved or destroyed digital comics?" Comixology announced today at their San Diego Comic-Con panel that--at long last--they're going DRM-free. That's right kids: You now get to keep the digital comics you've bought. Some of them, anyway: Comixology VP Chip Mosher told ComicsAlliance that the program is launching with "a select group of publishers," and will be offered as an option to all publishers, as well as users of Comixology: Submit. Participating companies so far include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions.
Game of Throes: Rape Is Not a Shortcut to Narrative Substance
WARNING: While the following images have been censored, they remain fairly graphic and may disturb some readers and may also be considered NSFW. I am so tired of writing about rape. If you didn't catch the news, last Friday, the website Comic Book Resources posted a five-page preview of the latest issue of the Game of Thrones comic book adaptation. And the pages they published — the pages Dynami
Christopher Hastings Saves Longshot In ‘Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe’ [Interview]
The luckiest guy in the Marvel Universe has finally landed a solo series! Debuting in November, Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe will be penned by Dr. McNinja cartoonist Christopher Hastings and drawn by Jacopo Camagni, best known for his work on the all-ages Marvel Adventures line. We spoke with Hastings about his work on the series and the special nature -- and haircut -- of his cult favorite protagonist.
Pizza Dog And The Art Of Comics: Deconstructing ‘Hawkeye’ #11
Bro. Let me tell you about Pizza Dog (also known as Lucky, formerly known as Arrow) and why his spotlight story in the latest issue of his owner's comic "Hawkeye" (also known as "Hawkguy") is one of the best comics ever.
Geek Masculinity and the Myth of the Fake Geek Girl
I've been thinking about fake geek girls--or, more, the tenacity with which the geek community has latched on to the bugbear of the fake geek girl. Even in a community with a reputation as argumentative, the intensity and volume of the vitriol directed at the fake geek girl is unprecedented...