Category Archives: Fiction

Where no girl has gone before

I hope my last post of female superhero comics proves that the feats of a fictional role model don’t have to be achievable to be inspiring. Likewise, I hope the following list of science fiction and fantasy comics proves that a … Continue reading

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Fight like a girl

The world of comic book heroes has always been a boys club. Although it doesn’t enforce a strict “no girls allowed” policy, the few female members it accepts are rarely able to break though the clubhouse’s glass ceiling  — despite … Continue reading

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Misogyny unmasked

Tonight PBS is airing a three-hour documentary, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, which, among other things, promises to examine how caped crusaders have addressed “contemporary social issues” throughout their 75-year history in comics, radio, television and film. Hopefully, this will include battlefield … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 6)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people During WWII and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Metapocalypse now

What if Grant Morrison hosted a comic book convention and it changed the world? That’s exactly what happened nearly two weeks ago at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, although you probably haven’t noticed any difference yet. … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duo (Part 2)

Jack Kirby, known as the “King of Comics,” brings a visual dynamic to the duo of iconic figures I’m celebrating for their influence on my life. Kirby, who would have been 95 today, is one of the founding fathers of the comics industry … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 5)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Even as a new era of … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 4)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people While Superman and several of his costumed … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 3)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people In this part of my history … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 2)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Part two of my series on … Continue reading

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