Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and other awesome things, and the comic version I have actually prints the story in the back, so you’re covered on all counts! It’s…… Continue reading A to Z: Rawra Chin

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My Top 14 Indie Comic Books

My definition of “indie” is extremely loose here: Basically anything that’s not Marvel or DC, including some DC properties. It’s just an easy way for me to distinguish between “Marvel/DC” and “everybody else,” but I’m on the hunt for better terminology if you have any suggestions!  1) Abadazad by J.M. DeMatteis A three-volume series designed…… Continue reading My Top 14 Indie Comic Books

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Newbies Aren’t Ruining Anything: A Comic Book Memoir

On this day in 2008, I read my first comic book. It was Watchmen.  I’d loved several superhero movies, specifically X-Men and Spiderman — and by “loved,” I mean “was obsessed with beyond all reason.” (My mother will gladly attest to this). My attempts to read real comics hadn’t gone well, though. They were too complicated, and too boring. (I now…… Continue reading Newbies Aren’t Ruining Anything: A Comic Book Memoir

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Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Comics

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring comics, including series and individual books. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Comics can be hard to get into if…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Comics