“Be glad of your many sisters”; the insular and the exceptional in Wonder Woman: The Circle

A couple of months ago, I reached out to Osvaldo Oyola of The Middle Spaces about the possibility of a collaboration. After many edits and drafts, I'm proud to display the introduction of the finished article on Gail Simone and the Dodson's Wonder Woman: The Circle, the full version of which can be found on … Continue reading “Be glad of your many sisters”; the insular and the exceptional in Wonder Woman: The Circle

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“There’s nobody like me!”; Intentional ostracism within Deadpool: Want You to Want Me

Deadpool can be quite unlikable. Often he is supposed to be. Both his ‘subversive’ humour and ‘anti-hero’ status depend upon his separation from mainstream and conventional superheroes, his very being is designed as a contrast to them. However, frequently Deadpool’s aggravation of mainstream Marvel characters becomes an affront against the audience too, his intentionally offensive, … Continue reading “There’s nobody like me!”; Intentional ostracism within Deadpool: Want You to Want Me

“It’s not even a spectrum”; Pushing the boundaries in Sex Criminals (NSFW)

Sex Criminals opens with two disclaimers. One is inter-narrative, about events currently occurring in the series, the other is extra-narrative, about the tone of the book to come. The former accompanies our lead characters, Suzie and Jon, having public sex in a bathroom, with Suzie telling the audience “I know how this looks. Don’t judge … Continue reading “It’s not even a spectrum”; Pushing the boundaries in Sex Criminals (NSFW)