Maris Wicks

Comics Alliance Gift Guide: What To Buy A Junior Mad Scientist
Some kids grow up idolizing superheroes. Others, however, can't get enough of fictional scientists like Doctor Doom, Lex Luthor, and Dr. Frankenstein. They're brilliant kids who are at home tinkering with tech or playing around with bugs outside, kids that get a kick out of figuring out ho…
Gene Luen Yang's Great Graphic Novels About Math & Science
With their new book, Secret Coders, writer Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Mike Holmes set out to do something many of us might consider near-impossible; turn the head-scratching world of computer coding into an adventure tale fit for a middle-grade audience. Yet by combining a mystery story with a s…
First Second Is Going To Teach You About Dinosaurs
Comics make for a pretty great teaching tool. I, for instance, spent my childhood learning virtually everything that it was possible to know about bat-shaped boomerangs and the differences between lasers and concussive force beams, knowledge that has served me pretty well as an adult. But what if th…
Batgirl #35: Defeating The Forces Of Misogyny [Review]
Barbara Gordon is for girls. This truth has been obscured over the years, most notably in the Batman: The Killing Joke, in which the classic Batgirl was shot, sexually abused and paralyzed by the Joker and taken out of costume for decades. But just as Superman stands for unimpeachable hope and Batma…
Best Art Ever (This Week) - 04.11.14
 
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on s…
'Dark Knight on a Dark Night' Batman Art Gallery

Hub Comics (Somerville, MA) opened its annual Dark Knight on a Dark Night gallery this month, showcasing the work of local Bostonian artists paying homage to the Bat-universe. The Dark Knight on a Dark Night gallery features original Batman-related artwork and mixed media submitted by local artists,…

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