Tag: ethnicity

Comics Alternative Interviews: Back Again with Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Clown Love Craig Yoe is back for his fourth interview appearance on The Comics Alternative, and this time he has two wacky new books to share with everyone, both from IDW Publishing and Yoe! Books. First,

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On Location: Discussing Ethnoracial Issues in Comics at Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Color of Comics Derek is back at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, and this month he and the customers are discussing ethnoracial issues as they relate to comics. Since this is Black

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Jewish Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] L’Shana Tova On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, and just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Derek pulls together a variety of comics scholars for a lively roundtable discussion of Jewish comics. Joining him on

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Review: The Shadow Hero

by Andy Wolverton The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second) If Gene Luen Yang had simply pointed us to the existence of a short-lived, mostly forgotten superhero from the 1940s, most comics fans would’ve paid attention. Comics readers tend to

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 91.1: The Teaching Difficult Texts Panel at HeroesCon 2014

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Our purpose is to educate, not titillate” On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs bring you a recording of the “Teaching Difficult Texts” panel that was held at HeroesCon a couple

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Review: March: Book 1

By Shea Hennum March: Book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf) March is an interesting book. It is at once a deeply personal story, told from the perspective of its narrator and co-author, U.S. Representative

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Review: Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman’s Persia Blues, Vol. 1: Leaving Home

By Derek Royal Oppressive morality, the weight of history, the power of the fantastic, and rebelliousness born of gender discrimination. This could describe many American literary works — The Scarlet Letter comes immediately to mind — but it’s a context that

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Review: Rutu Modan’s The Property

By Derek Royal Rutu Modan is one of Israel’s most notable comics artist, and she is certainly the nation’s most visible representative in the United States. First gaining recognition as a co-founder (along with Yirmi Pinkus) of the Actus Tragicus collective in

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