Category: Comics

Revisiting Dakota North

1986 was a year of changes for comics, with the Big Two working overtime to freshen up their respective lines with series that could compete with the booming indie world for adult readers who were bored with the soap opera styles of mainstream comics. DC’s successes in that […]

On the Trail of the Catwoman

“Everything changes and nothing remains still … and … you cannot read twice the same book.” ~ Sorta Heraclitus. I think a lot about what it means for art to be good or bad. I think one of the signs of good art is that you always find something more […]

Rated M for Mature

Not many comics start with a woman giving birth in the back of an old body shop asking, “Am I shitting? It feels like I’m shitting.” Hell, not many stories do period. But Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga (Image) does.  And when the baby is born, it’s […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’16

It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]

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 […]