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Challenging new reading of Garfield reframes canonical "anti-Mondays" stance

Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it’s Jim Davis’ warm, rounded illustrations. Or, hey, maybe it’s our mutual love of lasagna. But Garfield the cat has not only come to stand at the intersection of a fertile litter of online debate, but he’s also ensured that these inquiries, no matter how crude, are explored with a wealth…

Writer Bryan Edward Hill Explains Why Black Representation in Comics Matter and Why Michael Cray Is Out to Kill Aquaman and the Flash

Comic books have struggled with diversity since Famous Funnies was released in the United States in 1933. However, the past few years have finally seen some cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling as black culture has permeated into the mainstream of the comic book universe. From Marvel’s reimagining of classic rap…

If you've never read Seiichi Hayashi, pick up Drawn & Quarterly's Red Colored Elegy  

Red Colored Elegy (Drawn & Quarterly) is the longest sustained narrative produced by author Seiichi Hayashi, a cartoonist most recognized (when he’s recognized at all) for his opaque and elliptical short stories. His work tends to concern the interior lives of angsty young adults—most of them suffering from oppressive…

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Rod Serling’s original Planet Of The Apes script is being adapted into a graphic novel

Before 1968's Planet Of The Apes took the shape we know today, Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling scripted it as a more ambitious take on Pierre Boulle’s original novel. He wanted our human star to stumble into an advanced ape society, one living in a city and parodying modern life, but that interpretation was deemed…

Stan Lee is out of the hospital after a “little check-up”

Stan Lee showed off some of his own healing power today, taking an interview with Los Angeles’ KABC not long after a brief hospital stay. The Marvel mastermind says he was there for “a little check-up,” which is good thinking given his age (95), but seeing his name in headlines with the word “hospitalized” in them was…