What Kind Of Superhero Are You Trying To Be?: 31 Days Of Atlas #17

continued from here: The superhero genre is far more difficult to master than so many of its detractors will allow. Sadly, it’s not difficult to find the likes of multiple award-winning film directors, who themselves have spent much of their careers working within once-despised cinematic niches, arguing otherwise. Few storytelling traditions have been regarded with […]

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On Ironjaw – “a certain resentment being expressed against women”: 31 Days Of Atlas #14

Trigger warning for a discussion that focuses upon the venomous misogyny, including sexual violence, that featured in mid-70s issues of Ironjaw. continued from yesterday’s blog – here – on the detestable content of Atlas Comic’s Ironjaw #1 On the comic’s final interior page is an editorial feature entitled the world of IRONJAW. In it, we’re […]

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So How Appalling Is Ironjaw?: 31 Days Of Atlas # 13

Trigger warning for a discussion that focuses upon the venomous misogyny, including sexual violence, that featured in mid-70s issues of Ironjaw and Conan. continued from here; One way of discussing the profoundly misogynistic content of Fleisher and Sekowsky’s Ironjaw #1 is to compare it to another characteristically chauvinistic barbarian title of the period, Marvel’s The […]

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Charm, Not Drama, Drapery And Horses, Not Bullets And Suffering: 31 Days Of Atlas #11

continued from here: There is a great deal that’s in retrospect amusing about the way in which Fleisher and Colon’s Grim Ghost constantly aped the form of Marvel tales of the period without ever convincing as either a viable simulacrum or a compelling new spin. Even where the resurrected Ghost’s “black steed” was concerned, it […]

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