the divided states of hysteria


Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We've been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin's latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic's fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics' September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start[...]

"Conversation" Sparked By Second Print Of 'Divided States Of Hysteria'

In a tweet and press release entitled "CHAYKIN’S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION", Image Comics responded to the controversy raised last week surrounding Howard Chaykin's The Divided States of Hysteria.The use of "conversation" seems a little trite in this instance — while the comic certainly got people talking, it was pretty much all about the[...]

Howard Chaykin And The Trans Image: Obsession With A Theme

We've discussed, seemingly at length, about the controversy surrounding Howard Chaykin's latest work, the Image Comics release The Divided States of Hysteria; its inclusion of graphic trans panic violence, released on the first week of Pride Month and even with the option of a Pride Month variant cover, and Image Comics lack of response or[...]

A Week In Transphobia In Comics

Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light.Now, on new comic day of the first full week of Pride Month, Image Comics released Howard Chaykin's[...]

Image Reveals Final Five Pride Month Variants, For A Full Set Of Eleven

We were treated to six variant covers last week, and now Image has sent out the final five:Available in stores on Wednesday, June 21st (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, May 29th):CROSSWIND #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code MAR178608)THE OLD GUARD #5 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez,[...]