Webcomic Wednesdays: Headless Bliss

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Headless Bliss

Have you ever wondered what happens to stories?  Perhaps you thought they disappeared.  Well, not quite. One day, Annùn is kicked out of class for doodling, discovers a portal, and goes on an adventure where she meets Sinaj, an abandoned story.  Annùn invites Sinaj to stay with her, which allows Sinaj to explore Annùn’s collection of books.  However Lady Diov, Queen of Demons and mother of Annùn, isn’t too pleased to have her daughter socializing…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Paranatural

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Paranatural

So you’re a kid with a goofy dad and smart-mouth sister, and all three of you have just moved to a boring, tiny town.  And on your first day of school, you run into a group of kids who can see ghosts.  Most kids would leap at the chance for adventure.  But Max would rather ride his scooter.  Sadly, he becomes possessed by a spirit, which gives him powers, but means he can’t leave the…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Call of the Sentinel

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Call of the Sentinel

Reggie prefers living alone, enjoying his solitude in his house under a hill.  Being a gumpawump, he can shapeshift at will, so he is never in need of help.  But one day, a young leolop bursts in on his quiet life.  Emily, a budding cartographer, is exploring the area when she happens upon Reggie’s hill.  Although the gumpawump isn’t too thrilled about company, as the young visitor continually shows up, Reggie begins feeling a change,…

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BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

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. Before I introduce this edition’s topic, I just wanted to let you all know that Back Issues is moving to a twice-monthly format for the foreseeable future. These columns involve a lot of research, and doing it weekly has just become untenable, so I hope you’ll all continue…

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BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Earlier this week, HBO’s latest culturally omnipresent TV hit “Westworld” wrapped up its inaugural season. For the myriad of fans out there missing its trippy and unsettling exploration of sentience, free will and exploitation of the other, not to worry, comic books have got you covered! This…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Ava’s Demon

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Ava’s Demon

Ava is a lonely girl living on one of Titan’s reeducation planets.  Although she technically has one “friend”:  a ghostly demon who has followed her since birth, causing trouble at every step.  Up until now, Ava has managed to ignore her demon.  But then the scavengers come and destroy the planet, leaving Ava near death.  Just when all seems lost, the demon, Wrathia, reveals she is connected to Ava for life, unless they make a…

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BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today is Thanksgiving for all our readers living in the United States, and so for this week’s edition I’m going to be looking at five different comic book stories that I’m thankful for. These may not be the most historic comics of all time, but they each…

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BACK ISSUES: Sequential Dissent – Protest in Comic Books

BACK ISSUES: Sequential Dissent – Protest in Comic Books

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. In the aftermath of November 8th’s presidential election, which saw Donald Trump emerge victorious, dozens of protests erupted across cities and communities across the United States. Protestors were reacting not just to their preferred candidate losing, but to Trump’s platform, which had been built upon what they saw as…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: The Last Halloween

Webcomic Wednesdays:  The Last Halloween

So it’s Halloween, and your parent has agreed to take you trick-o-treating, but then bails on you for a party.  And since you’re only ten years old, you have to stay home and miss all the fun.  And then your house is attacked by monsters.  If your name is Mona, this is what happened to you. Escaping the monsters, Mona runs into a fellow group of trick-or-treaters, who turn out to be a vampire, a…

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DISCOURSE DISH: On the Maintenance of Hope

DISCOURSE DISH: On the Maintenance of Hope

This week, it may feel silly, or trivial, or what have you, to focus on fiction.  The U.S. has elected Donald Trump as our next president, proving a whole multitude of American stereotypes correct.  Bigots countrywide now know that the new establishment stands with them.  People living in fear, too, because of the color of their skin, the nature of their religion, their relationships to others, and the relative strength or ability of their bodies….

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