Happy new year! Nostalgia for 2013 starts now, so here’s a list of some of the highlights from the last year at HU.
Our roundtable on Django, Unchained, started in 2012, but most of it was this year.
Domingos Isabelinho on Fred.
Brian Cremins reflets on found art and the Comics Buyer’s Guide.
I talk about gender in the comics of Derik Badman and Lilli Carré
Attack of the Literaries, a roundtable on comics, literariness, and Eddie Campbell
James Romberger interviews Tom Kaczynski
Robert Jones Jr. explains why he’s giving up superhero comics.
RM Rhodes on Ted White’s year editing Heavy Metal
I did a number of posts on Imperialism and Science Fiction
Kailyn Kent on splash pages.
Aishwarya Subramanian on Timpa, an Indian comic strongly influenced by Herge.
Sarah Shoker on Harry Potter, race, and British multiculturalism.
A massive comics and music roundtable.
Jog on Bollywood sci-fi spectaculars.
Michael Arthur on Madoka
William Leung on the overwhelming awfulness of Before Watchmen.
Kailyn Kent on comics and deskilling.
Me on how homosexuality will make your comic real.
Jog defends After Earth.
Jones One of the Jones Boys on the 8 greatest superheroes you never heard of.
Jacob Canfield on consistency from panel to panel.
Patrick Carland on neoliberalism in the Hunger Games and Battle Royale.
Isaac Butler on video games and narrative.
Alex Buchet’s 8 part prehistory of the superhero.
Me on violence and comics conventions in We3, Spy vs. Spy, and Martyrs.
Patrick Carland on Russian animation.
Subdee on Attack on Titan and Pacific Rim.
Ng Suat Tong on Dan Clowes’ Justin M. Damiano
Osvaldo Oyola on queer silence and the Killing Joke.
Vom Marlowe on censorship at Goodreads.
Our Indie Comics vs. Context roundtable.
Robert Stanley Martin on Jim Shooter’s interactions with Tony Isabella, Steve Englehart, and Gerry Conway.
Chris Gavaler on Carrie White and Jean Grey.
Bert Stabler destroys Art Spiegelman, Scott McCloud, and others.
Ng Suat Tong on how even comics critics don’t care about comics criticism.
Chris Gavaler on Thor vs. the Dark World of DC.
Ng Suat Tong questions whether Michael DeForge is the greatest comics artist of his generation.
Kristian Williams on Watchmen, Fail Safe, and Eichmann in Jerusalem.
The blog PencilPanelPage joined HU, and kicked off with a roundtable on Krazy Kat.
Mahendra Singh on Art Spiegelman’s draftsmanship.
Jacob Canfield on Benjamin Urkowitz’s Real Rap
A statement of purpose of sorts for HU.
Emily Thomas explains why the Nao of Brown’s take on mental illness is not helpful.
Pam Rosenthal on romance, lit fic, and Jo Baker’s Longbourn.
Orion Martin asks, what if the X-Men were black?