Grounded

OPINION – Keep them Together (For the Kids)

I swear, every time I check the comics news it’s another event that revolves around some long-term couple getting broken up in their series. Or some wedding event that ends in tragedy. How did that Be...

When Comics Get Political #21

In this column, I will dive into times, throughout superhero history, that comics got political. There seems to be a constant debate if political discussion has a place in the medium. I hope to show t...

OPINION: The Hypocrisy of the Firing and Rehiring of James Gunn and Chuck Wendig

It’s been big news recently, that Disney-Marvel have reinstated James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. For those of you who don’t know: James Gunn was fired because some trolls on the in...

OPINION: Let’s Stop Selling Mad Love

Hello, friends. I’m glad you’re here. With Valentine’s Day having past, and what with it being 2019, I think we need to have a talk about Harley Quinn and the Joker. Every year we see more and more me...

Grounded: Speak To Me

I had occasion to be in Hawaiʻi last month, and while I was there I made a point to visit a local comic shop—specifically, Enjoy Comics in Hilo on the Big Island. I visited this shop in part because o...

When Comics Get Political #20

In this column I will dive into times, throughout superhero history, that comics got political. There seems to be a constant debate if political discussion has a place in the medium. I hope to show th...

When Comics Get Political #19

When Comics Get Political In this column I will dive into times, throughout superhero history, that comics got political. There seems to be a constant debate if political discussion has a place in the...

Grounded #13: Bye Bi Kitty Pryde; The Bi-Erasure and Subtext of Kitty Pryde

If you’ve read X-Men in any meaningful capacity, you’ve no doubt heard about Kitty Pryde. Introduced back in Uncanny X-Men #129, Kitty Pryde stood out among the X-Men — not for being...

Grounded #12: Peter Parker, Take a seat

Folks, like it or not, Spider-man is a cultural icon. Screw Bill Maher and his “Comics are for kids” philosophy, comics are for everyone. Straight, Gay, Male, Female, Cis, Trans, Black, White, Asian, ...