Male Fantasy, Vulnerability, and The Totally Awesome Hulk

The Hulk is not a hard character to figure out. A holdover from the early days of Marvel, where giant monsters and weird science were as common as superheroics, he’s evolved into a pure embodiment of rage. When Bruce Banner gets angry, he loses control, Read More …

A Superstitious and Cowardly Lot: Sexism, “Free Speech,” and Comics Fandom

Part of Censure vs. Censor: A Blog Carnival assembled by Women Write About Comics. Mainstream superhero comics have exploded in general popularity over the past decade.  Characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot are household names, mentioned in between discussions of the Grammys or the March Read More …