Webcomic Wednesdays: Star Trip

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Star Trip

Space might seem like a fun place to visit, but there are rules for navigating the complex galactic society.  And Jas, a young human from the hick planet Earth, will have to learn quick if she wants to survive. Jas’ life isn’t going so good:  rent’s due, fired from the job, dropped out of university.  Walking home one night, she finds Khut, a shape-shifting alien on the run from Taikese commandos.  In exchange for helping…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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Webcomic Wednesday: The Tea Dragon Society

Webcomic Wednesday:  The Tea Dragon Society

In a simpler time, things took longer to make, and no one minded the wait.  But as the world moves to a different pace, older traditions become less significant.  In the case of Tea Dragons, the knowledge might just be forgotten. Though blacksmiths are not as common nowadays, Greta is still learning the art from her mother.  One day, she finds a lost Tea Dragon, a living creature infused with plants, which when harvested produce…

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Webcomic Wednesday: Namesake

Webcomic Wednesday:  Namesake

A twisted tale is a form of literature where old myths, legends, folk and fairy tales, and other stories are rewritten with new formats and plots.  In the case of Namesake, the story stays the same, but the characters are the ones who change. Emma Crewe was just fine with living an ordinary, boring life in Canada.  Until due to a library fire, she accidentally opens a portal and ends up in Oz.  The Ozites…

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Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. With 20th Century Fox’s “Logan” opening in theatres today, it’s a big day for everyone’s favorite hirsute Canadian (sorry, not you, Eugene Levy). The film marks the final time Hugh Jackman will sheathe his claws (unsheathe his claws? Both?) in the role that made him a star, and…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Widdershins

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Widdershins

If you’re a resident of West Yorkshire, England, you know better than to visit Widdershins.  It’s a quaint little town, to be sure, but there’s been some strange events recently, so best avoid it.  Especially if you know one of the Barbers. The Barber clan is well -known throughout Widdershins as they always seem to be at the center of magical events, especially Harriett “Harry” Barber, a Hunter of magical items.  By accident, she becomes involved in…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Alice and the Nightmare

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Alice and the Nightmare

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland continues to provide inspiration for everything from comics to video games to music.  In this reimagining, Alice and the Nightmare, the titular Alice is a young university student studying dreams while hiding a secret. Alice Heart has always lived within the Heart Church, training under Queen Rougina Kralovna to be an oneironaut.  Accepted to Phantasmagoria University, she is nervous and excited about finally have freedom and independence, and finds a…

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BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week saw the premiere of Legion, a new FX TV series based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The series follows David Haller, a mutant currently being treated for schizophrenia as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Haller is one of the few…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Forever Autumn

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Forever Autumn

For anyone who hates that Halloween only comes once a year, Forever Autumn is a perfect fix.  It’s the story of a witch who meets a vampire, and all hell breaks loose. Alice is an apprentice witch and a klutz, avoided by all members of the Bat Coven.  But finally, her master allows her to buy a bat, whose blood is needed to magic Alice’s broom to fly.  But the bat is really Miki, a…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Astral Aves

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Astral Aves

In the Four Kingdoms of the Diurne, none is more feared than the Black Horn, the Land of Eternal Twilight.  Here, the people enjoy a long-standing relationship with the Nocturne, the ghostly realm lying parallel to the Diurne, something the other three Kingdoms find distasteful and vexing.  Relations between the Four Kingdoms are inimical at best, with the balance between the Diurne and the Nocturne always on edge.  So when Astra the Black (Heir to…

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