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GROUNDED: The Purple Note Game

Good morning! Welcome to your first day as an official submission vetter for one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the nation. I see that they’ve got you all set up with your desk an...

GROUNDED: The Five Stages of Grief (for a canceled comic)

It’s happened to all of us at some point; a new book comes out, we love it, it gets canceled after the first arc. We get left in the lurch. We have no idea how the plot wraps itself up. We’...

OPINION: Digital Journalism isn’t Journalism and has Zero Credibility

That title is quite a mouthful. Digital Journalism – especially in pop culture news – is like a snake eating its own tail, and is killing its own credibility. In an online world where clic...

Grounded: Why Homecoming Handles Responsibility Better Than Spider-Man 2

Ever since I was a child, I’ve watched each Spider-Man movie with excitement and joy. From the Raimi films to the Webb films to the Watts/MCU films, and to Into the Spider-Verse, each one has he...

Celebration Shazam: The importance of Billy Batson

With Celebration SHAZAM! in full swing here on the site, and the movie hits cinemas tomorrow, we’ve brought in a special guest to write about their experiences and love of Billy Batson, and Shaz...

Grounded: Please Note–Changes Made To This Media Will Not Apply Retroactively

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about acceptance in general, within the comics community, and in comics themselves. I know the majority of us are painfully aware of a certain faction that exis...

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...