Wednesday Whittling: Flight to Feminist World Bitch Planet

Imagine it’s not your best day. Maybe you’re wearing sweatpants or don’t want to hold doors open for people or even say something to the guy who walks right into you. Now imagine being reprimanded for those things – not in the sense that someone says something back to you, but actually reprimanded. It’s noted in your record and you’re expected to correct it. If the action persists, you’ll be sent off to a holding area designed for people just like you. Got it? Good. Now you’re on Bitch Planet. Bitch Planet is brought to us through Image from writer…

Wednesday Whittling: Nightwing Nailing Tone

Tone is a part of writing that I’ve seen get lost in the shuffle countless times. It’s because there’s so much that goes into world creating. It’s easy to think the words you have fit once you look around the rest of what you’ve built. When we write, we’re inherently in our heads and it can be tremendously difficult to get out of that place. But space is critical. The more we allow ourselves from our writing, the more we can get into the nitty gritty of word choice and order. And if we do it well enough, it’s supposed…

Wednesday Whittling: Nailbiter Volume 1

Welcome to Wednesday Whittling! This week I check out Nailbiter Volume 1 and use textual evidence to show how it explores the ego over five issues. The book is brought to us through Image Comics by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Mike Henderson. Check out the original comic at the end as a thank you for your time. Get into it after the jump! In particular, I’m looking at these issues because they’re what compose the first trade collection. Image always sells a book’s first five issues in a trade for $10, which is awesome because it shows they’re most…

#Wolverine 48-50. The Shiva Scenario. More than a year ago I bought the one on the far right at a CHUD event based strictly on the laser-cut cover. In the last week I found the first two books in the arc It’s a three part trip into how Wolverine’s been a guinea pig and is trying to find his own truth. Nothing terribly new or unique about it, but some solid twists and moments. It was fun tracking them down. #comics #xmen #marvelcomics

Wednesday Whittling: Wearing the Mask

Welcome to Wednesday Whittling, late Thursday Edition! This week I check out the way 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank begins its issues. The book is by artist Tyler Boss and writer Matthew Rosenberg, and they have a wonderful way of showing how we willingly wear a mask. While the textual evidence is there, my focus will also include a look at a few panels. And you’ll find an original comic at the end! Get into it! First, some background: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank is a five issue miniseries from Black Mask Studios. The story revolves around 11 year…