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New Ditko-Lee Collaboration?

New Ditko-Lee Collaboration?

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  The final issue of Amazing Fantasy (No. 15) featured not only Spider-Man’s debut but three shorter Steve Ditko and Stan Lee collaborations, including “The One and Only,” a five-page tale made in the late 1950s and dropped into Amazing Fantasy as back filler. Ditko is credited for the art, but comics collector James Horvath, […]

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Is Fury Road Really All That Feminist?

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Comics By the Date: March 1906 to December 1939

Comics By the Date: March 1906 to December 1939

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The series begins with the most notable U. S. comic books before 1940.

 
 
Utilitarian Review 5/23/15

Utilitarian Review 5/23/15

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This week’s blogging and links.

 
 
We’re More Theon than Sansa: <em>Game of Thrones’ </em>“Subtle” Viewer Trolling

We’re More Theon than Sansa: Game of Thrones’ “Subtle” Viewer Trolling

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Implicating the viewer in sexual violence.

 
 
Comics to Change Your Gender

Comics to Change Your Gender

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The Gender-Bending Farce of Ramiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2

 
 
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The Paradox of the Comics Experience

The Paradox of the Comics Experience

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Drawing words and writing pictures.

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My Definition of Comics

My Definition of Comics

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Another attempt to define comics.

 
 
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Goodbye, but not gone.

 
 
Why is Comic Studies So Predictable?

Why is Comic Studies So Predictable?

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On the definition of comics and the definition of art.

 
 
Finding the Dynamic in the Still:  Paul Klee as Comics Artist

Finding the Dynamic in the Still: Paul Klee as Comics Artist

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Movement, stillness, comics and art.

 
 
Power Records Presents

Power Records Presents

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Learning about literature through audio comics.

 
 
Can a non-existent author be exploited?

Can a non-existent author be exploited?

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“Judith Forest” and the crisis in autobio comics.

 
 
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The Possible Black Superhero

The Possible Black Superhero

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Slow change, but change.

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Figures of Empire: On the Impossibility of Superhero Diversity

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Superhero diversity is a chimera.

 
 
An Open Letter to Art Spiegelman

An Open Letter to Art Spiegelman

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On the PEN awards and Art Spiegelman’s responsibility to comics.

 
 
Patreon: Threat or Menace?

Patreon: Threat or Menace?

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Should I shut the blog down while I work on my book?

 
 
“We Are Who We Choose To Be”: Sadistic Choices, Forking Paths, and the Rejection of Social and Narrative Progress in Superhero Comics and Films

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How continuity undermines diversity.

 
 
Stealing Your Relics for Your Own Good

Stealing Your Relics for Your Own Good

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The good guys will take your stuff.

 
 
Be White Or Explode

Be White Or Explode

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The Agents of Shield premiere and fear of black superheroes.

 
 
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“Female sexual agents are translated as victims and female sexual victims are translated as agents.”

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