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January 18, 2018

Miscellania

Fence #1 (review)

Fence #1 (review) BOOM! Studios, November 2017 Writer: C.S. Pacat Fence is a new comic book series from American comic book publisher BOOM! Studios, written by Melbourne-based writer C.S. Pacat. Fence is a slight departure for Ms Pacat, who is known more for romance and fantasy novels. Fence, while still having a predominantly teenage male

WWE #6 (Review)

WWE #6 BOOM! Studios, June 2017 Writer: Dennis Hopeless In the professional wrestling industry in the United States, the word “kayfabe” refers to the code or principle in which the wrestlers and employees of a promotion must maintain the illusion of reality even outside of the ring and beyond the camera’s gaze. This means in-ring

The “Superhero” Trademark: how the name of a genre came to be owned by DC and Marvel, and how they enforce it

Our publication has a category devoted to “superheroes”. It is a genre to which we have paid disproportionate attention, primarily because it is in English (the language of most of our contributors) and because of the sheer volume of superhero-genre material generated primarily by American publishers. But what does the word “superhero” actually denote? The

Trump Organisation to Buy Iconic “Superman” Comic Character

In a press statement issued yesterday (May 31), The Trump Group of Companies have announced a US $2.2 billion cash-and-equity deal to acquire the comic book character “Superman” from US entertainment company Warner Bros, a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX). Various business newspapers have noted that the deal is not subject to any regulatory

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