Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey (2019) and “unruly women.” “Robbie has shirked the bombshell image by embracing the opposite: the unruly woman, a type exemplified by Harley Quinn, who has become one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics […]
At Film School Rejects, Rob Hunter reports on what he learned listening ot Lexi Alexander’s commentary for Punisher: War Zone (2008).
There was a time when no woman traveled without a diaphanous, preferably white, nightgown and robe in her luggage. In darkling hours, she might rise from her bed entranced to fling open French doors to dangerous passion and doom. She might flee a mansion after discovering her beloved’s […]
Neely Tucker writes about Negro Romance, a 1950s American romance comic focused on Black characters, for the Library of Congress blog. “It was startling and rare for its positive depiction of African Americans in the era, particularly in its portrayals of young black women as romantic heroines. But […]
SyFy Wire Fangrrls–including friend of the Gutter Sara Century–share their favorite comics of 2019! “There are many reasons that comics will always be a defining part of our nerdverse, but as we look back on the past year, we’re recognizing some of the creators — writers, artists, letterers, […]
At the Comics Professor, friend of the Gutter Mark D. White considers why and how we related to Batman. “Batman’s ongoing struggles with moral inconsistency provide us with a point of reference to consider our own. Most of us have a concept of the good we want to […]
At Bitch Media, Suzette Smith interviews Dame Darcy about her comic Meat Cake, the Meat Cake Bible, and telling the truth as a mermaid. “Dame Darcy’s stories were about women, and sometimes they were about orphan twin women with supernatural abilities! The central cast was a band of […]