Tag: diversity

A Wake-Up Call for the Comics Industry

At Comics Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about this week’s BookScan chart and the implications for comics. Plus, a lot more. “There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here […]

“Ms. Marvel Will Save You Now”

At The Village Voice, Mallika Rao writes about Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan and diversity in superhero comics–with a special interview with G. Willow Wilson. “A sixteen-year-old “morph,” or shape-shifter, Khan reboots a series started in the 1960s, offering a kind of girl counterpoint to Captain Marvel. In 2014, […]

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 […]