Tag Archives: Mark Millar

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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Justice for all

Fourth Age of Comics is an excellent blog site that examines modern comic book storytelling with a particular focus on the types of issues superheroes can effectively be used to address. The site extensively examines Grant Morrison’s coverage of animal … Continue reading

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Speak no evil

Today’s post is brought to you by Banned Books Week, which ends tomorrow. During this annual event, sponsored by organizations including the American Library Association and  American Society of Journalists and Authors, people are encouraged to read books that others … Continue reading

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Carrying everyone over the threshold

In May 2002, two of the most popular and powerful superheroes in the world of comic book publisher Wildstorm Productions were married aboard a city-sized ship traveling through extradimensional space. For super beings, this type of extreme destination wedding might … Continue reading

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