Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics
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Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, a great opportunity to grab some free titles whether you are new to comics or an old hand. As you’re going to be at the store anyway I thought I’d take the opportunity to recommend some titles to you – The thing with Marvel and DC is that they are … Continue reading

Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke
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Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke

The Killing Joke – One Shot, March 1988 DC Comics Author: Alan Moore Illustrator: Brian Bolland Even before the DC/Marvel divide occurred in our house (FYI there is no longer a divide, we are both entirely Marvel converts now), there was another divide. I grew up with Superman, from the comics to the Christopher Reeve movies and … Continue reading

Review: Lois Lane (one shot)
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Review: Lois Lane (one shot)

Superman: Lois Lane – One Shot, April 2014 Written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Cover by:Kenneth Rocafort. I should start off by saying that this isn’t terrible. However, it does feel like a disappointing waste of an opportunity – which appears to be a common thread throughout the New 52, especially where female characters are concerned. The cover … Continue reading

Women in Comics: Frustrations and what I plan to do about them
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Women in Comics: Frustrations and what I plan to do about them

There is already so much out there that people have written about the portrayal of female comic characters. In fact, beyond that – the treatment of women in comics and their portrayal as characters. There is so much in fact that it is almost impossible to sift through the blogs, newspaper articles, fan-sites, forums, and academic … Continue reading

Greek Body: Modern Mentality
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Greek Body: Modern Mentality

My thoughts on the objectification of the male body… I recently read The Greek Body, an interesting and beautiful book-come-catalogue of some of the British Museum’s collection of Greek statues from the Archaic through Hellenistic periods (read my review here). I was mostly stuck by the athletic male statues, where the elicited reaction from their … Continue reading