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July 17, 2018

Politics

The Marvel Comics / Northrop Grumman Comic Book Cancellation (but why was NGEN named after a US Navy IT project?)

Thus began and ended the tie-up between the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, Northrop Grumman, and US superhero comic book publisher Marvel Comics. The Washington Post and other news sources have reported that multi-part comic, Avengers, Featuring N.G.E.N. – Start Your N.G.E.N.S!, had been cancelled. The title, as demonstrated by the cover, was to feature

Russians in Comic Books

As tensions between the West and Russia have dramatically increased in the past year, so too has the characterisation of Russia in Western comic books. As we discuss below, most of Western comics’ attention this century has been directed towards the menace of the Soviet Union and its state-sponsored spread of communism as an ideology