An Ode to The Comic Convention

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer This past weekend was the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival, an independent comics event produced yearly since 2002. Hyped as the largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival by the Society of Illustrators, this year’s event housed over 400 exhibits. Said exhibits include panels, artist booths singing, Q&A’s,…

Goldie Vance: Review

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer One of my favorite properties in literature is Nancy Drew. I’ve always been partial to the mystery/detective genre, but it can be tough to ignore that the genre is hyper-masculine, with most of our signature literary ‘detectives’ being male. So, Nancy stands not only as an excellent example of the…

The Legend of Wonder Woman: A Mini-Review

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer In my quest to cover some of the best comics we can find from female creators, I would be remiss not to bring up one of my favorite adaptations of my favorite characters. While my original intention was to avoid any and all super hero comics,  I feel like I…

In Real Life: Review

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer For a second week of breaking down female comic works, we look at a comic that takes well trodden ground and takes it in a fresh, fascinating, and thoughtful direction. “In Real Life,” co-written and drawn by Jen Wang, came out in 2014, and centers around Anda, a young computer…

Nimona

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer So, how about those Oscars? It almost felt fitting that the 90th Academy Awards was the first to occurring in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp. The industry is facing a major paradigm shift, a complete upending of the social hierarchy and world views that dominated the industry for almost…

The Rocketeer: The Second Best World War Two Superhero Comic

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   You know what? I’m tired of talking about Marvel and DC heroes. I know ‘comics’ has become synonymous with ‘superhero films’ for most people, but the medium is still a diverse universe of brilliant ideas and worlds. So this week, I am going in a bold new direction: talking…

An Ode to Kraven the Hunter: Black Panther’s Next Great Villain

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Deciding what to write about “Black Panther” proved to be more challenging than I anticipated. Not because the film isn’t good—it is an absolute wonder, possibly the best Marvel film—not because there is nothing interesting to discuss in regards to the film’s cultural significance—the exact opposite in fact—but what could…

Aquaman was Already Cool

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer To be honest, I imagined I was going to write so many more articles about Justice League. It is the first cinematic appearance from comic’s first superhero team, featuring an absurdly troubled production and released in theaters as a stitched together mess. How could I not talk about it? And…

How to Rally the Comic Industry

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer While reading the latest controversy of Marvel cutting books as the “anti-PC” crowd uses slumping sale numbers to probe that diversity isn’t selling, I prepared to go on another tirade about how the comic industry is a train wreck when it comes to selling its product. But instead, I thought…

Scott’s Forgotten War Against the World

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   The year was 2010. The new decade brought promise and optimisms that would not be realized.  The Olympics were in Vancouver and the World Cup was in South Africa. The Affordable Care Act passed, and still exists today as we now routinely need to call our congressmen and beg…

Is this the Last Stand for Comic Book Movies at the Oscars

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   I think the best example of how the Comic Book genre has taken over the film industry is the coverage of Disney’s growingly inevitable purchase of 21st Century Fox. Instead of selling it as “Disney might own The Simpsons”—a phrase which would have lit the world on fire a…

The Revisionist, Reactionist History of the DCEU

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer I honestly didn’t think there would be that much to saw about Justice League. When it was announced that the film was going to be less than two hours— down from an alleged cut nearing three hours— that the film was being sent out to die, a hacked up film…