Posts Tagged 'superheroes'



A Free Mouse Guard Hardcover, an Adventure Time Comic, and more at the 2012 Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2012 logoThis Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday in May as part of an effort to encourage new readership within the industry and to promote independent comic retailers.

Each year, comic retailers from across the country give readers a change to snag free comics and many hold special promotions, book signings, costume contest and more. Here are a couple of the books I’m looking forward to most: Continue reading ‘A Free Mouse Guard Hardcover, an Adventure Time Comic, and more at the 2012 Free Comic Book Day’

Hilarious The Goon (Death of the Goon) Mainstream Superhero Parody

Death of the Goon ComicI just saw this amazing cover for The Goon #39 (Death of the Goon) over at Comics Alliance and I had to share it!

I especially love the “new origin” complete with plenty of minority stuffing! Although, what really brings it home for me is the “new” Dark Horse Comics logo and the line “costume changes every five issues, fools people into thinking they’re getting something new.” Continue reading ‘Hilarious The Goon (Death of the Goon) Mainstream Superhero Parody’

Superheroes of Color: Why Does it Matter?

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, 28, on 2/26/12

As you probably know, the treatment of minority characters in comics is very important to me. But why? Why should superheroes of color matter in a post-racial society?

Simply put, it matters because we’re not a post-racial society.

On Feb. 26, 2012, a 17-year-old young man named Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, 28. Martin’s only crime was walking home from the store with a pack of Skittles while black. Continue reading ‘Superheroes of Color: Why Does it Matter?’

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2

This is part 2 of my recent interview with filmmaker Tristan Nall regarding his most recent documentary entitled Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2’

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with filmmaker Tristan Nall, and talk to him about his upcoming documentary Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1’

Assault Charges Dropped on RLSH Phoenix Jones

Benjamin Fodor aka Phoenix Jones has had his October assault charge dropped.

There’s finally some good news for Phoenix Jones, as the City of Seattle has officially dropped the misdemeanor assault charges against the real life super hero. As you’ll remember, last month Phoenix Jones was arrested Continue reading ‘Assault Charges Dropped on RLSH Phoenix Jones’

The New Gay Teen Titan and LGBT in Comics

Teen Titans #3 give us our first real indroduction to the team’s openly gay member, Bunker.

I’ve been looking forward to reviewing Teen Titans #3 ever since artist Brett Booth announced on his blog that the issue would be introducing Miguel Jose Barragan, a new flamboyant, openly gay, Mexican superhero who goes by the alias Bunker.

In a recent interview with Comic Vine, Scott Lobdell explained his decision to create a new openly gay Titan: “It just came about because when Brett [Booth] and I were asked to create some new characters, he and I agreed that the comics industry is filled to overflowing with straight white male characters… Continue reading ‘The New Gay Teen Titan and LGBT in Comics’

Phoenix Jones’ Arrest, Unmasking, and Return

Benjamin Fodor, 23 aka Phoenix Jones

This past week has been a turbulent one for Seattle based real life superhero, Phoenix Jones. It started last Sunday, October 9, 2011 at approximately 2:30am when the RLSH was arrested on charges of assault. While patrolling Jones pepper sprayed a group of individuals Continue reading ‘Phoenix Jones’ Arrest, Unmasking, and Return’

DC’s New 52 and the Difference Between Sexualizing and Objectifying

Starfire from Red Hood and The Outlaws #1

If you haven’t already, go read Laura Hudson’s amazing article: The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality’. It masterfully lays out point by point the manner in which Catwoman and Starfire are objectified in DC’s New 52.

Since it came out, the article has drummed up a bit of controversy and has received some diverse responses, including one from a 7 year-old female Teen Titans fan and one from Mr. Jim Shooter, author of the infamous rape of Ms. Marvel
Continue reading ‘DC’s New 52 and the Difference Between Sexualizing and Objectifying’


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