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by Joane - 4 months ago

3 Outstandingly Super Role Models for Girls in the Marvel Universe

Comics are for everyone, including children. Because reading can influence young minds and shape them into the people that they will become, Marvel has made sure to provide plenty of role models that kids can look up to. While male heroes are in no short supply, there are many young girls who are c...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Speaking Out About THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS Review

THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS by Mark Long and Jim Demonakos with art by Nate Powell Plot Characterization Art Summary First Second's THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS puts names and faces to the Civil Rights Movement, powerfully giving voice to two young families in the wake of the...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Watch VRV Come Alive at C2E2 2018

This is Tuned In, a series about all the weird and interesting ways we interact with anime, and the diverse opinions we have about it. If you’re a watcher of anime, you’ve probably heard of this little streaming service called VRV (pronounced verve). If you’re a bit confused, it’s okay. A lot of pe...

by Joane - 4 months ago

THOR: From Petulant Prince to Wise King in the MCU

On August 1, 1962, the god of thunder roared his way onto the pages of Marvel comic books. For decades, he captivated readers with his unfathomable strength and awe-inspiring ability to bring down barrages of lightning from the sky. Now, it would not be until 2011 that the mighty Thor would make hi...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Quarterly Diversity Check: January-March 2018

In January, one of the first articles I wrote for ComicsVerse explored the concept of social justice warriors (SJWs) and the idea that diversity was somehow forcing out white, straight, cis male heroes. It was a popular assertion, then and now, made by opponents of diversity, typically straight,...

by Joane - 4 months ago

The X-Men Team Up for the Fight of the Century in X-MEN GOLD #25

The Gold team never gets a break. It seems like in every issue, a villain from the past comes back to haunt them — and every time, the villain becomes a little stronger and a little smarter. That’s certainly the case for writer Marc Guggenheim and artists Paulo Siqueira, Jose Luis, and Arif Prianto...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dies at 82

Isao Takahata, one of the founders of the world-renowned Studio Ghibli, passed away April 5th, 2018. News reporting websites Sanspo and NTV News 24 broke the news that the Director and visionary passed away in a Tokyo hospital at the age of 82. Unnamed parties also indicated that Takahata’s health...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Creation and Existentialism in PERMANENT PRESS

PERMANENT PRESS by Luke Healy Plot Characterization Art Summary In PERMANENT PRESS, Luke Healy weaves three stories into one. The plot tells us about the characters. The art tells these stories so that we are left laughing, and then crying. 97 % Beautifully Created...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Is GIRLS BAND PARTY the Rhythm Game We’ve Waited For?

Rhythm action games are a booming business in Japan. While LOVE LIVE! SCHOOL IDOL FESTIVAL might be the first English-translated example many overseas fans think of, new contender BANG DREAM! GIRLS BAND PARTY from game makers Bushimo and Craft Egg may change the genre.  BANG DREAM is a franchise cr...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Chris Gethard Joins This Week in Marvel

T’Challa joins the Illuminati in an attempt to protect the multiverse! For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen again this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a l...

by Joane - 4 months ago

National Food Month: Five Comics For Foodies

To celebrate National Food Month, ComicsVerse has compiled a list of five food-centric comics for food-lovers everywhere! The list is surprisingly diverse, ranging from comedy to horror. In short, there’s something here to please every palate, so put on your stretchy pants and get ready for a feast...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Proteus Creates His Garden of Eden in ASTONISHING X-MEN #10

ASTONISHING X-MEN BY CHARLES SOULE, ACO, AND RACHELLE ROSENBERG Plot Characterization Artwork Summary ASTONISHING X-MEN #10 is an intriguing issue. The artwork from ACO and Rachelle Rosenberg is some of the most psychedelic artwork to hit comic books. Charles Soule juggle...

by Joane - 4 months ago

THE WALKING DEAD #178 Reveals Flaws in the Commonwealth

THE WALKING DEAD #178 BY ROBERT KIRKMAN, CHARLIE ADLARD, AND STEFANO GAUDIANO Artwork Plot Characterization Summary THE WALKING DEAD #178 thickens the plot of "New World Order." Robert Kirkman delivers killer and subtle dialogue as he demonstrates what The Commonwealth is...