In which I post a daily (maybe weekly, I’m lazy) Escher Girl photo from my research. For those who don’t know, “Escher Girl” is the term for a comic book woman drawn in such an unfortunate way that ignores all logic of anatomy, spine, internal organs, and physics that she looks like something M.C. Escher…… Continue reading New game: Escher Girl challenge!
[obvious trigger warnings for sexual violence from here on out, everyone.] Previously, I wrote a blog post about the horrifying events of Avengers #200 and Carol Danvers’ rape/impregnation/mind control/falling in love with her rapist-son. The whole thing is horrendous and there has been plenty of backlash said about it. What I’ve discovered in forging on through my…… Continue reading Sexual violence in comics: a short post about a huge issue
Excuse the cheesy title, but this is just a quick (maybe short!) post to celebrate something very exciting: Valiant Comic’s Faith (also known by her superhero alias Zephyr of the Harbingers) has broken a record in her 4-part miniseries for being the fastest comic to go to a third printing in comic history. For those,…… Continue reading The most Valiant effort: Record-breaking Faith and REAL body positivity
In 1980, Marvel was gearing up to celebrate its 200th issue of the Avengers and writer David Michelinie and then Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter were having a hard time coming up with the proper storyline for the event. What they decided on, featuring Ms. Marvel (now Captain Marvel), Carol Danvers, was one of the most disgusting…… Continue reading Carol Danvers Deserved Better: Avengers #200
Saturday, January 30th, was the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival in France, where comic creators and publishers gathered to receive awards in several fields, as well as the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angouleme–a lifetime achievement award in comics. Angouleme is a huge festival, one of the largest for comics in the entire world. The awards are extremely…… Continue reading Angoulême and the “I didn’t think comics were serious” mentality