Posts by Chelsy Bloomfield

About Chelsy Bloomfield

Chelsy Bloomfield is an artist, cosplayer, writer, and comic book aficionado. She is the founder of Utah’s Graphic Novel Book Club, the first of its kind in Utah, and has hosted monthly meetings since 2011. If she is not writing or preparing for the next book club meeting, she can be found yelling about conspiracy theories on the internet or playing with her perfect puppy, Puffin.


Comics and Complication: Spider-Man and the Public Health Crisis

Comics & Complication: Spider-Man and the Public Health Crisis

Welcome to the fourth Comics & Complication series. The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, and the third is about comics as propaganda for social change. The Comics Code Authority, or CCA, was formed in the early 1950s to allow comic publishers […]

Comics and Complication: Propaganda for Social Movements

Comics & Complication – Propaganda for Social Movements

Time for another edition of Comics & Complication. In the first article, we dug into JLA: The Nail and the concept of heroism and in the second we looked at World War Hulk and the idea of anger. This week, we're looking at how propaganda in comics can be used to influence social movements. Superman […]

JLA: The Tower of Babel and Agent Saboteurs

JLA: Tower of Babel and Agent Saboteurs

In recent media, the so-called "Umbrella Man' came to light after protestors at a George Floyd demonstration noticed a lone wolf partake in property destruction amidst the riots. Although he has yet to be formally identified, many took to social media to accuse the man of people of being complicit with or even a member […]

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – World War Hulk

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – World War Hulk

Edward Teller was born January 15th, 1908, in Budapest, maturing into arguably one of the most contentious times in human history. He emigrated to the United States in the 1930s to lend his scientific prowess to the war effort at the time, where he and other Hungarian scientists were dubbed the "Martians." History would eventually […]

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – Superman and the Nail

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – Superman and The Nail

On the evening of June 2nd, 1932, the father of a young Jewish immigrant collapsed during a late-night robbery at his thrift store. His son, inspired by his own helplessness, went on to create arguably one of the most influential superheroes in history; a man immune to bullets and the ability to stop any crime […]

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Once & Future Review: A Dangerously Great Retelling of King Arthur

A scabbard without a sword inspires few legends and has never led to the murder of an unprepared archaeologist. Most would brush off the tragic end to a man lost in a senseless crime; thefts and their fallout are nothing new to the 24-hour news cycle. One grandmother knows better, however, and once she hears […]

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Enola Holmes Review: Sherlock Step Aside, Enola Is on the Case

In Victorian England, the Holmes family's reputation precedes them. Eldest brother Mycroft refrains from the street beat and prefers armchair detective work, while Sherlock is a London staple; the first to be contacted in the face of mystery and the first to deduce his way to a case's completion. However, there has been one person […]

Braving the Swamp - The Ghoulish Grimoire #6 Brings Voodoo to Horror Fans

Braving the Swamp – The Ghoulish Grimoire #6 Brings Voodoo to Horror Fans

 [rwp_box_recap id="0"] Deep in the South, there's a place in the Bayou where even the leviathan gators will not venture. Moving silently through the muck and the grime, they watch as three men desperately attempt progress to a place more dangerous than any bump in the night. The stow where She stirs, waiting for the […]

Nazis Beware – Simon Says You’re Going to Pay

Nazis Beware – Simon Says You're Going to Pay [Review]

In the aftermath of World War II and the Nuremberg Trials, the collective deem that justice has been served to the victims of the Holocaust and strive to move on emotionally and politically.  One man, however, armed with his dead wife's lipstick, takes up arms in a war-torn Europe to hunt down ex-Nazis and personify […]

A Terrifying Take on Motherhood: The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs

A Terrifying Take on Motherhood: The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs [Review]

Something is wrong with Emma's baby, Roslin.   The new mother struggles with the infant who screams incessantly, comparing her beloved daughter's piercing cries to a slaughtered cow's death rattle.  Determined to keep up with the appearances of a happy housewife, Emma continues with her daily expectations, growing more and more exasperated with her dismissive husband […]

Warren Ellis’ Trees Epic Returning in Sept-TIMBER

Warren Ellis' Trees Epic Returning in Sept-TIMBER [Review]

[rwp_box_recap id="0"] The quiet and desolate Russian tundra is home to a town of sixty-four residents; Toska, dreary and isolated, has its calm atmosphere interrupted by a house fight between lovers.  Sasha, clad only in his white underwear, barrels out of his home into the frigid temperatures only to be followed by the shouts of […]

Let's Be Bastards! New Graphic Novel Introduces Space Mailmen With a Violent Twist

Let's Be Bastards! New Graphic Novel Introduces Space Mailmen With a Violent Twist

The future is now. With space travel advancing to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, the technology for discovery advanced faster than the infrastructure could keep up with it.  While violence is thriving and corporations are preying upon the disenfranchised, one unexpected victim of the new status quo is the postal service…and mailmen are about […]

The Eternals...A Quick Guide for What You Need to Know

The Eternals… A Quick Guide for What You Need to Know

As Marvel enters Phase 4 of their cinematic universe, different rumors have been passed around about the next big "thing" for our silver screen hopefuls, and our current favorites are none other than the illustrious Eternals.  Now that we have confirmation of the release from Marvel Studios' Hall H panel, and news that the movie […]

Clue: Candlestick #3 - The Killer REVEALED

Clue: Candlestick #3 – The Killer REVEALED

It's the third and final issue of IDW's Clue: Candlestick, and with all the pieces falling into place, the murderer is finally revealed.  Mrs. White, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, and Mrs. Peacock are the only ones left standing in this mystery where all the clues have been hiding in plain sight.  In the previous issue, […]

MURDER FALCON - A Heavy Metal Story With FACE SHREDDING & HEART

Murder Falcon: A Heavy Metal Story With Face-Shredding and Heart [Review]

Everyone is either in a storm currently or will be in one someday… This article is to be accompanied by this face-melting track:   Murder Falcon is heavy metal injected into the comic book medium, with rumors circulating that the ink was infused with the shredded vocal cords of long-haired outcasts and meant to be […]

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #2 - No Hope for Man and Boy?

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #2 – No Hope for Man and Boy? [Review]

Trout: The Hollowest Knock continues Giuseppe's story with the mysterious baby he has sworn to protect, even crossing oceans to do so.  Picking up from his near-drowning and separation from Trout, the story opens with Giuseppe waking up in his very modified childhood home, much to the wicked delight of his sinister brother, Gasparo. Trying […]

Grass Kings Vol. 1: A Little Boring but Builds Potential

Grass Kings Vol. 1: A Little Boring Honestly, But Ends With Promise [Review]

Grass Kings is an American modern murder-mystery, borrowing elements of fantasy and the Old West to tell the story about three brothers and the dissident slice of land they call home.  As an Eisner nominee for 2018's Best New Series, this release from Boom Studios is a tempting trade to add to your collection, especially […]

Beastars - Predators vs. Prey at the Cherryton Academy

Beastars Vol 1 – Predators vs. Prey at the Cherryton Academy [Review]

[rwp_box_recap id="0"] The Cherryton Academy is a typical school with not-so-typical students.  At the particular institution, the scholars are split into two very specific classes; predator and prey.  The anthropomorphic divide spreads even further in this story written and illustrated by the very talented Paru Itagaki, being the first Akita Shogen to ever win the […]

Ryuko Review - Crime Lord Badasses and Tons of Violence

Ryuko Vol 1 – Crime Lord Badasses and Tons of Violence [Review]

[rwp_box_recap id="0"] A father, in the midst of fighting against a military coup, negotiates the safety of his infant daughter, Valer, with the enemy Yakuza house.  Ryuko, the daughter of the Yakuza leader takes the young baby under the umbrella of her safety, kick-starting a legacy that opens up in the next chapter set eighteen […]

Ascender #3 - The Fight Comes to Planet Sampson

Ascender #3 – The Fight Comes to Planet Sampson

Ascender #3 jumps from past to present as Mila, her father Andy, and robotic canine unit Bandit race to find a way off the planet Sampson.  Andy's life has been spent running for more than a decade, this current expedition being merely an echo to ten years earlier when he and Mila's mother Effie attempted […]