C2E2 2015 Six Years In: My Reaction
Apr26

C2E2 2015 Six Years In: My Reaction

by Ira Har­mon | Reac­tion Comics C2E2 2015 v.s. Wiz­ard Con C2E2 num­ber 6 is a wrap and Chica­go com­ic book fans can look for­ward to Wiz­ard Con due in August. It has been 6 years since the gaunt­let was thrown down to see which Con would dom­i­nate Chica­go. The bat­tle con­tin­ues but as far as Com­ic Cons go, C2E2 has been a breath of fresh air for the pop cul­ture atmos­phere in Chica­go. C2E2 has gen­er­at­ed a much need­ed...

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12 Women Who Have Helped Transform the Comic Book Industry
Mar31

12 Women Who Have Helped Transform the Comic Book Industry

By Paste | PasteMagazine.com As we reach the end of Women’s His­to­ry Month, Paste reflects on some of the female voic­es that have helped diver­si­fy the com­ic book and strip indus­try, by both cre­at­ing some of the most mem­o­rable works as well as paving paths that invit­ed in larg­er audi­ences. This is by no means an exhaus­tive list and, admit­ted­ly, focus­es more on mod­ern fig­ures than not (though we still have a deep...

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Emerald City Expands to Four Days in 2016
Mar27

Emerald City Expands to Four Days in 2016

Kiel Phe­g­ley | Com­ic Book Resources When­ev­er a well-known pop cul­ture enti­ty is pur­chased by a big­ger play­er, some change is expect­ed. This year’s edi­tion of Seattle’s respect­ed Emer­ald City Com­ic Con – its first since being acquired by major con com­pa­ny Reed­POP in Jan­u­ary – hasn’t shown too many signs of change (though there are some), but a big one is com­ing in 2016. Reed­POP today announced that...

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Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’
Jan22

Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’

By Hei­di Mac­Don­ald | Jan 21, 2015| Publisher’s Week­ly Com­ic book uni­vers­es are a lit­tle bit easy come, easy go, and in 2015 they are most­ly going. Mar­vel has joined the ranks of the uni­verse smash­ers with a qua­si-reboot in May grow­ing out of an eight-issue mini series called Secret Wars. The move will see the clas­sic “Mar­vel 616” uni­verse which includes all of your favorites such as the Avengers, the X-men and...

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Gaming while black…
Jan17

Gaming while black…

by Jes­si­ca Con­ditt | Engadget.com Casu­al racism to cau­tious opti­mism NPR’s Plan­et Mon­ey report­ed last year on a cul­ture shift in 1984 that drove many women away from pur­su­ing com­put­er sci­ence degrees. Com­put­ers were more read­i­ly avail­able at stores that catered to men and adver­tise­ments pushed the nar­ra­tive that these new-fan­gled home devices were made for men. Pop cul­ture fol­lowed suit, depict­ing men as...

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