REVIEW: MS. MARVEL #13’s Statement on Civic Engagement is Great but Late

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Ms Marvel #13 Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Mirka Andolfo Colorist: Ian Herring Letterer: Joe Caramagna It’s hard to believe that Kamala Khan’s story is just three years old.  Under the steady hand of writer G. Willow Wilson and a number of excellent artists, most notably Adrian Alphona, Kamala’s character has already made an indelible impact on the Marvel universe […]

Review: Turning the mirror on journalism

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Having worked as a journalist since the late 1990s, I have found that most people have no clue about how news organizations work, which leads to a lot of confusion about how the news gets delivered and why certain news gets delivered while other news does not. There are tons of intricacies we could go […]

Review: Libby’s Dad – Eleanor Davis on Limited Perspectives of Childhood

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There’s a fantastic moment early in Libby’s Dad, Eleanor Davies latest comic, in which one of the girls attending a birthday party is wondering why their friend Taylor, who normally hangs out with them, is absent from the party. What follows is a surreal exchange where the other girls whispers hearsay and the girl mistake this gossip as the truth of a wiser, slightly older kid.

Review: Sophie Goldstein’s progressive science fiction

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House of Women and The Oven by Sophie Goldstein I haven’t encountered much chatter about Sophie Goldstein’s extraordinary, smart, beautiful three-part comic House of Women, but I’m hoping that changes. Goldstein’s use of science fiction as a springboard to examine numerous ideas, particularly gender-related issues and colonialism, is exquisite, with an understanding that the fantastical […]

INTERVIEW: Samuel Sattin on letting stories off the leash in LEGEND

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Earlier this year, Z2 Comics published the first comic book written by novelist Samuel Sattin, Legend. This week, the publisher is putting out the series’ first collection as Legend Vol 1 prints issues 1-5 for fans of binge reading. Sattin’s tale is about a world where the animals have inherited the Earth after humanity was wiped out by […]

Webcomic Alert: Sledgehammer Pt. 1 – Sam Alden is back!!!

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At CAB this year I was talking to a few people asking, “Whatever happened to Sam Alden?” Alden burst on the scene a few years ago with an astonishing leap  from the Best American Comics’s short listed Haunter to such disturbing and unforgettable books as It Never Happened Again and New Construction: Two More Stories . But then, like […]