Art Spiegelman writes about the history of superheroes and the rise of Fascism at The Guardian. And he includes his response to this very essay being cut from an upcoming compilation of golden age Marvel comics. “At this point, it might be worth pointing out (not out of […]
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 Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit gathered together to harrow ourselves with the the movie Jess Franco walked away from, Zombie Lake (1982). Enjoy our harrowing here. (The Cultural Gutter is a proud Agent of M.O.S.S.)
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a beacon in a grittily realistic, grimdark pop culture landscape, one guiding lost souls to fun, charm and adventure. And I’m glad to see The Thrilling Adventure Hour adapted from podcast radio play into graphic novel because I like what it portends for […]
At The LA Review of Books, Sarah Weinman writes about fine, subtle and underappreciated noir writer, Dorothy B. Hughes. “In a Lonely Place…blasted my mind open to new ways of reading. I wasn’t only enjoying the story and getting creeped out by the wholly unreliable narrator, Dix Steele, […]
“The type of thing I came up with was what sold at the time: Guys with guns and gals with no pants on.”–Norm Saunders (1983) A man presses himself against the wall of a collapsed mine as a grizzly, reared on its hind legs, swipes at him through […]
Lego Captain America does some damage.