Tiny Acts of Resistance

[This time last year, I was in South Korea. I was doing a lot of walking and subway-riding back then, and because of that, I was listening to more podcasts than I can possibly name. For that reason, I can’t recall the name of the podcast that I will reference later in the post. For…

It’s Time To Retire the “Make Your Own” Argument

It’s a wonderful time to be a nerd on the internet, more or less. There are inclusive spaces almost everywhere, and many of these inclusive communities are doing a great job holding gatekeepers and tastemakers responsible for the chronic lack of diversity in mainstream media properties. Nerds have become the best kind of pop/geek culture critics by…

New Comics: DayBlack

Two months ago, I wrote this post. For the most part, I’ve pretty much stuck to the decision that I made then. I haven’t bought a comic from Marvel or from DC since. At the end of the post, I promised to check out comics that are off the beaten path, comics that are made…

Luke Cage is Coming to Netflix

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: Marvel and Netflix are teaming up to create and release live action shows on Netflix. These shows will be based on a select group of superheroes from the Marvel Universe. One of those characters is Luke “Sweet Christmas” Cage, who has gone…

REVIEW: Prairie City Response #1

Prairie City Response #1 Written by Marshall Edwards Art by Erick Adrian Marquez Colors by Erick Adrian Marquez/Jeremy Mohler Letters by Teigan Hockman I love indie comics. As a struggling, newbie writer, I understand the difficulty that comes from putting pieces of your life aside and sitting down to craft something, usually for little or…