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On Defending Mike Diana

On Defending Mike Diana

MIKE DIANA has become the stuff of lore: on March 29, 1994, a jury in Pinellas County, Florida, found the comics creator guilty of three counts of obscenity. He was sentenced to undergo several punish...

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

¤  Kevin Thomas regularly reviews, in comics form, non-comic books, often for The Rumpus. His first book, a collection of the first three years of these strips, is available from OR Books. ...

America’s Silver Age

America’s Silver Age

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, black-and-white versions of Silver Age Wonder Woman were all we had. The full-impact, late-1950s adventures of America’s favorite superheroine have lain dormant since original pub...

Contemporary Nonfiction Comics from Elsewhere

Contemporary Nonfiction Comics from Elsewhere

NONFICTION COMICS have never really caught on in the United States, a fact that may fill you with wonder. For me, there’s also frustration, because as someone who’s been doing journalism in comics...

The Super Schlemiels

The Super Schlemiels

IT’S THE OLDEST STORY in comic book history: a wild dream transmogrifies into a money-minting machine, and its creator doesn’t get what he/she earned — neither the money nor the recognition. Mo...

The Volcano Lovers: Frank Santoro’s "Pompeii"

The Volcano Lovers: Frank Santoro’s "Pompeii"

FRANK SANTORO is a poet of the passing glimpse and the pivotal instant. His graphic novels do not chronicle sweeping passages of time but crystallize moments: a defining decision, a life-altering inci...

A Comics Version of the Life of Margaret Sanger

A Comics Version of the Life of Margaret Sanger

MADAM PRESIDENT, I come to the floor today in a state of disbelief. With millions of people out of work, with an economy recovery still far too fragile, with students and families being crushed by stu...

Love For The Hernandez Brothers

Love For The Hernandez Brothers

GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH BRONX, New York, the closest I had ever been to reading comic books were when I stole my brother’s stash of MAD magazines and abandoned Archie comics. I read them over and ov...

A Word from Our Sponsor: Comic Con 2013

A Word from Our Sponsor: Comic Con 2013

THE BUTTRESSED CAPSULE shape of San Diego Convention Center hangs below San Diego proper, separated from the downtown grid by trolley tracks and the multilane roadway of Harbor Drive. In its 1990s res...