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 […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century talks about Rachel Summers–and perhaps Vampirella–on the latest episode of the Bitches on Comics podcast. “This week’s episode answers a question about how to get comic books and one about the first queer characters in comics, Sara tells us the story of […]
“On the afternoon of May 28, 1903, Leoti Blaker, a young Kansan touring New York City, boarded a Fifth Avenue stagecoach at 23rd Street and settled in for the ride. The coach was crowded, and when it jostled she noticed that the man next to her settled himself […]
Longreads has an interview with author Sady Doyle on horror, true crime and gender. “I find that horror is almost a soothing genre, because it’s very validating. It’s often not that far [removed] from reality. It uses dream logic to tell its story, but it’s still one of […]
The Gutter is in the middle of a transition to a new site and host and Comics Editor Carol is right there with it. She’ll be back next month with a new piece. In the meantime, enjoy her thoughts on Superman. ~~~ I’ve been thinking about Superman. Actually, […]
Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid and Dreda Say Mitchell suggest some sweet thrillers for your reading pleasure!