Our columnust Charlie Humphies is tired and frustrated with the ages-old excuse of “women are hard to write” when a new comic book has only a token white female in it. She takes a look at what makes compelling female characters.
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“Just because it’s bright and beautiful, doesn’t mean it isn’t suitable for an older audience!” Charlie Says: why you should give all-ages comics a try
“Gather round! Gather round! Today we’re going to look at all-age comics and why they’re beautiful and wonderful and address the fact that you’re probably not reading enough of them.” Columnist Charlie Says looks at why all ages books should be for everyone and not just for kids.
“One comic book about one black girl does not diversity make” Charlie Says: diversity in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe is not so diverse
“There is one serious lacking element to the comic book world and that’s diversity in the mainstream. We’re talking diversity of race, gender, sex, sexuality, ability, religion and more besides.” So says our new columnist Charlie Humphries who takes a look at the issue of diversity in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe in our new column Charlie […]
Saga scribe Brian K. Vaughan and Wonder Woman artist Cliff Chiang deliver a tale of believable pre-teen girls getting pulled off their beaten rounds into unbelievable shenanigans in this ’80s inspired, double-sized debut issue of Paper Girls #1 for Image Comics.
Part of the new-look Archie Universe that was kickstarted by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie #1, writer Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) have joined forces to bring us Jughead #1, the ongoing comic series revolving around Archie’s crown-wearing, non-stop eating best friend. Tie your napkins about your […]
In some circles the use of a / denotes a romantic pairing rather than “versus” which makes first impressions of Aliens/Vampirella rather hilarious. Fortunately writer Corinna Sara Bechko (Heathentown) and artist Javier Garcia-Miranda have blended together claustrophobic Alien terror with classic Vampirella story-telling in Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse’s Aliens/Vampirella. Seeing is believing.
Power Up #1 is the kind of comic that needs its own theme tune, stat! Kate Leth and Matt Cummings have created a comic that is cute, bright and ready to muscle in amongst the likes of LumberJanes and Bee and Puppycat.
In one of the most anticipated reboots of recent years, Thrillbent’s Mark Waid and Saga’s Fiona Staples have come together to reimagine one one of comic’s most beloved characters in Archie #1. But can this dream team pull out all the stops to delight both old and new fans and make this 75 year old character relevant […]
DC’s all-new Black Canary #1 flicks between mysterious back stories, shadowy ne’er do wells and constant reminders that our heroine D.D. is more comfortable in combat than she is as lead singer of Gotham 4-piece Black Canary. So can she pull out all the stops and put on an exciting enough show to keep a whole series running?
Slice of university life, Giant Days #1 is brought together by John Allison (Scary Go Round) and Lissa Treiman (Disney Feature Animation), promising to be a light-hearted comedy with cute character designs. Starring three new friends Susan, Esther and Daisy, can Giant Days stand up to mainstream giants, or will it simply fade into obscurity?