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Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strip

It’s rare to get a second chance at a first impression, but William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter got just that when Wonder Woman launched her own newspaper strip in 1944. Continue reading

 
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Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books

Michael Barrier has stood at the forefront of animation and comic-book historians for over four decades. His 1970s magazine Funnyworld paved the way for serious discussion about these art forms and the people who defined them. At last, animation and … Continue reading

 
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Sindicalismo 89

Sindicalismo 89 takes place in a building of the same name, a real apartment complex located in Mexico City. Inés Estrada defines this web of residential boxes as a “dysfunctional hive” where “lives coexist in a comfortably natural state of … Continue reading

 
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Here

By way of an opening, in 1957 a pink lady in a pink dress with her hair in a period updo walks into a pink room with pretty pink curtains and wallpaper and a few fancy pink chairs and cushions … Continue reading

 
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Janus

Lala’s Janus is not the male mythological figure, but a modern woman, wearing a full-body costume along with her mask. Continue reading

 
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Sex, Books One and Two

Sex is an ongoing Image series written by Joe Casey and illustrated by Piotr Kowalski that examines the aftermath of the midlife crisis and subsequent retirement of a Batman-esque vigilante called The Armored Knight and the resulting effects on a … Continue reading

 
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Recidivist Vol. IV

If you have heard of this comic, you have probably heard that it is difficult. Continue reading

 
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Jill Lepore’s fascinating new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, tells the outlandish story of William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), the huckster and polymath (inventor, lawyer, psychologist, filmmaker, writer) with three Harvard degrees who created the first feminist superhero and, even more impressively, managed to pass her off as just another superhero. Continue reading