Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent of the terrorist organization Hydra on the final page of ...

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

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  • The Super Skin of Superheroes
    The Super Skin of Superheroes infographic is a fun chart showing the different skin of America's comic book heroes. Some are completely invulnerable, while others are just armored. The real uniqueness of the infographic though, is that is was created by Mcdermatology.com a company that is just really into skin. Talk about making a fun connection between your profession and comics! If only our dermises could be invulnerable, unbreakable, elastic, metal, or ... ... Read more...
    Source: Cool InfoGraphics (comics and superheroes)Published on Monday, September 11th, 2017By Randy
  • Len Wein, co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, dies aged 69
    Neil Gaiman leads tributes to ‘friend and writing inspiration’ also known for his work on superhero franchises including Superman, Spider-Man and the X-MenComic-book writer and artist Len Wein, co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, died on Sunday at the age of 69.A master of many aspects of the form, Wein worked as an artist and editor, but was primarily known for his writing, having written for a veritable who’s who of classic characters, including Daredevil, ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: ComicsPublished on Monday, September 11th, 2017By David Barnett
  • On my radar: Stuart Braithwaite’s cultural highlights
    The Mogwai guitarist on true-crime podcasts, horror movies, New York’s best vegan restaurant, and a Tuareg songwriter to see before you dieBorn in South Lanarkshire in 1976, Stuart Braithwaite fronted band Deadcat Motorbike and drummed for Eska before forming post-rock band Mogwai in Glasgow in 1995. The band, known for their slow-building instrumental tracks and use of distortion, were championed by John Peel and recorded seven Peel Sessions between 1996 and 2004. Their last album, ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: ComicsPublished on Sunday, September 10th, 2017By Interview by Kathryn Bromwich
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