On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)
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On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)

If you follow me on Twitter (@geeky_vixen), you’ve seen me talk a lot about being a female comics fan. I’m going to attempt to organize those thoughts here, and thankfully I’m a lot calmer than when I initially wrote those tweets. To give you a little background, most of it was in response to discussions … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror

Before Frederic Wertham’s Comics Code, horror comics were filled with violent imagery, especially murder and gruesome acts. For years these were really hard to find, but in recent years publishers have begun to collect these stories. One of the best collections is Haunted Horror. Published by IDW starting in 2012, each issue features selections from various pre-code … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre

In 1983, Pacific Comics published a five-volume comic set that featured a retrospective of Bernie Wrightson’s work. (Is it Berni or Bernie? I feel like it’s Bernie, but there’s a certain period in his life that he went by Berni. When I met him, it was Bernie.) Pacific Comics is one of my favorite indie … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Afterlife with Archie
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Afterlife with Archie

If you were with me this time last year, you’ll recall that Afterlife with Archie was just getting underway, and we talked about Archie’s history with monsters. I was lucky enough to track down the first issue on my annual fall trek to Chicago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Archie comics are how I learned … Continue reading