Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward's "Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time" speaks to reviewer Jackson Ayres.
Jackson Ayres is assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. His articles have appeared in Twentieth-Century Literature and Literature/Film Quarterly, among other venues. He recently curated and contributed to a cluster of articles with the theme “Comics and Modernism,” which is forthcoming in Journal of Modern Literature.
Jackson Ayres considers what the Legacy Virus in X-Men can tell us about how we understand AIDS.
The aesthetics and legacy of grim and gritty are perhaps more accurately understood as the other face of camp and irony.