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the falcon and the winter soldier
But Robin's pretty badass and became pretty badass in the comics," he explained "[We're] taking secondary characters and putting them in the primary roles, and [as a result] they're cooler They're more interesting There's more humanity, more longing, more suffering, and coming to grips with who and what they are." Image: Marvel Studios As for who viewers[...]
Smuggled Communist Comics and the Birth of Octobriana
While there is not much in terms of a biographical footprint for this Czech artist and writer, his propaganda creations helped cement the Progressive Political Pornography group and its most notable heroine, Octobriana, into comic book infamy The PPP was formed by a collective of young communist purists, including Sadecky, who believed that Stalin's influence[...]
Is This Tomorrow? Today?  Communist Fears and Comic Books
While the red scare slowly infiltrated various parts of the American public, including government institutions, it isn't surprising that not even comic books were safe from the sweeping generalizations of what life in America would be if they lost the war against Communism. Panels from Is This Tomorrow, Catechetical Guild Educational Society, 1947. Various comics at this[...]
Proud Boys Use DC Comics Logo For Washington Protests This Weekend
And using this imagery to do so. Proud Boys DC logo. Of course, that is the registered and trademarked logo for DC Comics in the center of it all. DC logo. Might Warner Bros lawyers want to have words regarding how it is being used? Various other parties are following the matter closely The Hill reported, "I huddled with[...]
Barefoot Gen: What Nuclear War Looks Like to a 6 Year Old
At the conclusion of the Silver Age of Comics, Keiji Nakazawa detailed in a short story called Oré wa mita (I Saw It), all the various atrocities he witnessed after the bomb dropped on his city Slowly, he developed his short story into ten 200-page volumes, showing everything from the bombing fallout to what subsequent[...]
You Look Like Death: A Look Into Klaus and the Umbrella Academy
Still, finally, the repercussions of tough love from the alien patriarch are explored in this spin-off series from Dark Horse Comics. The cover of Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1 Credit: Dark Horse Comics This first issue does more than show Klaus' junkie tendencies Further, it shows his relationship with his adoptive siblings[...]
The Official Watchmen Podcast: Interview with Directors Nicole Kassell and Stephen Williams | HBO
With Damon Lindelof's "remix" pseudo-sequel to comic book classic Watchmen heading into next month's Emmy Awards with 26 nominations (the most this year, including for Outstanding Drama Series and acting recognition for Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jovan Adepo, Louis Gossett Jr., and Jean Smart), Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) has returned for a special edition of "The[...]
Big Girls: How Ideological Extremes Hit Close to Home
Although the more on-the-nose advertising for the comic states, "men are monsters destroying the world Only girls can stop them Big Girls," the underlying context is more than a commentary on gender issues. The cover of Big Girls #1 Credit: Image Comics The us vs them of Big Girls is palpable and completely adaptable to any narrative[...]
Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth is coming to Netflix.
It's been a little over two months since Netflix announced it had given a green light for an eight-episode, live-action series based on Jeff Lemire's Vertigo (a DC Comics imprint) comic book series Sweet Tooth, produced by Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey for Team Downey Now, Lemire is offering an update and his thoughts[...]
Grendel, Kentucky, A New Supernatural Thriller from AWA Studios
– Wraparound) Jeff McComsey is an illustrator and writer of video games and a relatively new name in comics, but judging by this series, which we've read, he'll be better-known once it's out Grendel, Kentucky looks on the surface like a Southern Gothic crime series with warring families and factions It gradually becomes a supernatural thriller[...]
Comics and Complication: Depictions of Women in Western Comics
Welcome to the seventh entry in the Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, the third is about comics as propaganda for social change, the fourth entry is about Spider-Man and his place in the health care system,[...]
Is Kickstarter the Future for Comics Pros and Publishers?
The popular crowdfunding platform has allowed comics creators to showcase their dream concepts to the public, letting the book sink or swim based on the reaction Writers and artists alike have looked to the platform to find success outside of the direct market, forgoing traditional publishing in order to bring their product directly from the[...]