Category: Comics

The Monstress Within

I first got my start as Comics Editor here at the Cultural Gutter because of a zine I made. It was a personal zine I started after spending a few years running Mad Cow, the zine for the University of Toronto Women’s Centre. I was excited to write […]

Miss Fury and Miss Mills

One night, dressed as a black panther for a costume party, socialite Marla Drake sees a fugitive from justice and leaps from her car and into action for the first time as Miss Fury, the first female superhero created by a woman. Marla Drake had inherited a magical, […]

The Amazing Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes drew comics for Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She was popular and well known, even friends with people like Lena Horne, who might’ve influenced her most famous creation, Torchy Brown, and Eartha Kitt. But Ormes disappeared like so many talented women and men […]

10 Comics I Liked in 2015

I’m a little chilly after a strangely, even eerily warm Yuletide writing my annual list of comics I liked in 2015. I was suddenly snowed in in Montreal and then subjected to what I can only call, “Frost Giant Snot” on the long road home. As always, I […]

On Outraging Batman’s Dignity

There is a multiplicity of Batmans from the grim and gritty Dark Knight currently on film, Adam West’s swinging Batman from the 1960s Batman television show, Frank Miller’s Goddamn Batman, the Batmans of the DC Animated Universe tilted more towards adults and the ones geared for all ages, […]