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A Spy in the House of Ideas

(In Which I Promise to, At Some Point, Talk About Black Widow) By Brendan Jones |  One of the greatest strengths of comics (and for the sake of this column, I’ll be speaking specifically about American mainstream comics) is their flexibility. The art form itself is obviously one of the most wide-open and unbound by […]

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THE CORRUPTED BLOOD PANDEMIC OF WORLD OF WARCRAFT

By Captain Chris |  On Sept 13, 2005, a pandemic world changing disease began to spread in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft; a suddenly relevant incident in our 2021 lives.  An update to the game had introduced a new area for higher-level players, known as Zul'Gurub. In the area, there was […]

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REPRESENTATION IN MEDIA OF TRANS AND NON-BINARY ACTORS

By Kristen Lormand-Yoerger |  Acting is like magic - you assume a different persona, you become someone else, and your character can transcend the story. I like to think of actors and actresses like mannequins. They are put on display for us to see an idea, to tell us a story. The actors themselves are the […]

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YOU DON’T KNOW JOE

By Brian Sheridan |  G.I. Joe is a real American hero. He’s the very first action figure, making his debut in 1964 and exploding into a line of toys that would be reborn in 1981 in the now-standard 3 ¾ size that millions of children played with, blew up, buried, resurrected, and have now handed down […]

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