Comic books sometimes appear to be an endless masquerade, character after character after character adorned in a variety of masks. Masks are an inherent part of the visual iconography of comic books. They evoke mystery and secrecy, two elements of any adventure or crime caper. Masks in Western literature and other media more broadly have
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Popova #2 2018 Writers: Dre Torres and Alex Valdez Back in May 2017, we wrote an extremely positive review of Popova #1. Written by two men, Dre Torres and Alex Valdez, this is a feminist rape/revenge genre comic book. Self-evidentially this is a grim genre, and there will contention about its deployment by male writers.
Death Sentence: Liberty #1 Writer: Monty Nero November 2018 Death Sentence: Liberty is an independent comic written by Monty Nero. It is a superhero title with a new-ish premise. Humans are prone to infection by a sexually-transmitted virus called “Super-G”. The virus is fatal, but for a time gives its victims “extranormal abilities.” These people
Pop singer The Weeknd’ superhero alter ego, “Starboy,” was misappropriated from a start-up comic book creator. This is the allegation set out in the lawsuit the comic book creator has commenced against the singer (whose real name is apparently Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, according to court documents) in California. Eymun Talasazan, the comic book writer and