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 Women Write About Comics, Paige Allen considers Venom and desirability. “Yes, Tom Hardy is hot, but that doesn’t mean people are also attracted to his movie characters to the degree we’re seeing now. And while teratophilia is an incredibly valid sexual expression, it puts the onus of […]
What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers Catwoman’s love life at Syfy Wire. “While she is perhaps most famous for being the primary love interest of Batman, Catwoman has been around for quite a while, and Batman has always been a little hot-and-cold with his attention. So suffice […]
At Loser City, friend of the Gutter Nick Hanover looks at Steve Gerber and J. J. Birch’s comics miniseries, Foolkiller. “Before the Foolkiller was given a maxi-series, the character had been a fringe background character in Gerber’s Man-Thing, lasting all of two issues before dying. This incarnation of […]
“None of Batman’s greatest heroes and villains can resist dancing to the Batman theme song.” Thanks, Mark!
At Black Girl Nerds, Kai Charles looks at some of the villains of Black Panther. Part One covers Ulysses Klaw and Erik Killmonger.