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“Sexual Awakening, but Make It Evil”

“Plenty of “dangerously sexy” femme fatales exist in graphic novels, like Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Amora the Enchantress. While thankfully these characters have been more fleshed out as time went on, that doesn’t change that there’s a certain level of villainization for sexy women in media that extends […]

Niles Caulder; or, a Modern Epimetheus

Allow me to present Dr. Niles Caulder, a Modern Epimetheus. And yeah, I did compare him to a genius scientist who combines alchemical research with cutting edge science and bad father filled with bad ideas, Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Doom Patrol‘s […]

MURDER at the Gutterthon!

Murder is afoot at Gutterthon 2020 and renowned detective Hercule Squalo is on the case using his little gray cells, his astonishing sense of smell and his electroreception to catch criminals hundreds of miles away! The Gutterthon is an annual fundraiser helps the Cultural Gutter keep our commitment […]

“Fandom and Information Literacy”

Friend of the Gutter Matt Finch talks with SOAS University of London librarian Ludi Price about “the way fans collect, share, and organise information about their fandoms.” “This 1-hour discussion with Dr. Ludi Price explores what information professionals can learn from the ways in which information is managed […]