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Guide to San Diego Comic Con, Part Two: Saturday & Sunday
San Diego Comic Con is without a doubt the biggest event on the industry’s calendar, and people will be flying from around the world to attend panels, watch trailers, meet creators, and make friends. This year’s event is bigger than ever, with so much going on every single day that it …
Super: Where is the LGBTQ Ms. Marvel?
Superheroes meant a great deal to my sense of queer identity when I was growing up. The men were rarely drawn as sex symbols, but their athleticism and close male friendships were as close to homoeroticism as the culture allowed me. The presence of strange outsider heroes like Cloak and Dagger, the …
Alienation and Exhilaration in Wilson & Alphona's Ms Marvel
I was excited for Ms. Marvel from the moment it was announced. I reblogged it, retweeted it, called my mother about it, chatted it up at my local comic shop. But secretly, I was more than a little certain that it would suck in all the usual ways. Sure, the cover was splashy, and sure, I was hearing …
Ms. Marvel #1: Embracing The Paradox [Review]
James Baldwin once described America as a "country devoted to the death of the paradox." He was right, of course. We're more comfortable seeing things in extremes, in black and white. A person from one culture or background can be instantly labeled as an upstanding citizen, exemplifying ev…
Marvel Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn Panel [NYCC 2011]
Friday at New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics welcomed readers of its Ultimate Comics line of titles to discuss those series with some of the creative talents behind them. Panelists included Arune Singh, Director of Communications; Sana Amanat, Ultimate Comics editor; Sara Pichelli, artist of Ultimate…