Weekly Round-Up: Comics Released 4/19/17

Look, there are a lot of comics out there. Too many. We can never hope to have in-depth conversations about all of them. But, we sure can round up some of the more noteworthy titles we didn’t get around to from the week. Today, we discuss Star Wars Poe Dameron 13, Black 5, Curse Words 4, Descender 21, and Injection 12. Also, we’re discussing World Reader 1 and Archie 19 on Tuesday and Sex Criminals 18 on Wednesday, so come back for those! As always, this article contains SPOILERS. Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Comics Released 2/8/17

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Look, there are a lot of comics out there. Too many. We can never hope to have in-depth conversations about all of them. But, we sure can round up some of the more noteworthy titles we didn’t get around to from the week. Today, we discuss Star Wars Doctor Aphra 4 and Black 4. We will be discussing The Wicked + The Divine 26 on Tuesday and East of West 31 and Moonshine 5 on Wednesday, so check those out too!  As always, this article contains SPOILERS.

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Weekly Round-Up: Comics Released 1/25/17

roundup47Look, there are a lot of comics out there. Too many. We can never hope to have in-depth conversations about all of them. But, we sure can round up some of the more noteworthy titles we didn’t get around to from the week. Today, we discuss Jem and the Holograms 23, Reborn 4, and Saga 42. Today we also discussed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 66, and we’ll be discussing Star Wars 27 on Tuesday and Animosity: The Rise 1 on Wednesday, so come back for those! As always, this article contains SPOILERS.

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Black 1

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Today, Patrick and Drew are discussing Black 1, originally released October 5th, 2016. As always, this article contains SPOILERS.

Patrick: Representation is a remarkable thing. From my position as a privileged white dude, it can often appear to be one of the more superficial qualities of a work of art. I’m so used to seeing my race and gender portrayed in fiction that diversity is a welcome garnish, rather than the main course. I like to see different races, genders and sexualities represented in my movies, TV shows, comics and games, but that’s not the sole reason I seek them out, or even one of the primary reasons. But again, I never need to look too hard (like… at all) to find myself on the screen or on the page. Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3 and Jamal Igle’s Black 1 makes a case for representation as a reason for existence, mapping the specifics of modern Black American culture onto an otherwise unremarkable superhero origin story. But those specifics make a world of difference, and the blackness of Black ultimately convinces both the reader and the protagonist that this is a story that needs to be told. Continue reading