Category Archives: Marvel/DC

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane

Up until this point, we’ve praised author Gwenda Bond for deemphasizing Superman in her excellent Lois Lane series. In two previous novels (Fallout and Double Down), Clark Kent was simply a part of the supporting cast orbiting around Lois Lane’s … Continue reading

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Web of Spider-Man

Sixteen-year-old Miles Morales always thought he came from bad blood. Both his father and his uncle were hoodlums when they were his age, and now his 15-year-old cousin was locked up in prison. Miles was worried that he would inevitably … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Wonderful

No superhero has a messier background than Wonder Woman. She’s always been iconic, of course, but her rep has suffered unduly by censorship, revisionism, editorial missteps, and appropriation. In the beginning, Wonder Woman’s motivation was clear. She was a peacenik … Continue reading

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Katana: She Who Is Worthy

When Tatsu was a little girl growing up in Japan, her grandmother taught her how to wield a samurai sword. But the bushi queen begged her young charge to be careful. “You may hold my katana,” said Onna-bugeisha Yamashiro, “but … Continue reading

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Arrow: A Generation of Vipers: A Conversation with Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

From the moment Captain America punched Adolf Hitler in the kisser, comic book readers have enjoyed crossovers. Who doesn’t like to see the Justice League mix it up with the Avengers, or Darkseid go toe-to-toe with Galactus? Jean-Luc Picard meeting … Continue reading

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Caught In a Bad Arrowmance

A Generation of Vipers is a novel that reminds us of all the things we miss about the Arrow TV show, including substantive involvement from Thea Queen (the Red Arrow), Felicity Smoak (Overwatch), Malcolm Merlyn (the Dark Archer), Lyla Michaels … Continue reading

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Friendly Neighborhood Squirrel Girl

Squirrels were awesome. They were smart, fast, super strong, and had “mad leapin’ skillz.” They had great eyesight and hearing, they could live in any environment hot or cold, and they exhibited rare altruistic camaraderie. Some of them, like Rocket … Continue reading

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