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Dad Turns His Kids Into Cartoons With Awesome #BreakfastMugshots

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

Superheroes have breakfast at this house. ... Well, sort of. Lance Curran, a father of two from Chicago has a quirky Sunday tradition. He lines up hi...

Batman Makes Scary Things Funny Things

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy

It's official, every single classic horror movie scene could have been better if Batman were there. Not because he would have saved the day, but b...

10 Moments That Shaped LGBT History In Comics

| Posted 06.24.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Bookish: Comic books have made a fascinating forum for the real-life strides and setbacks of LGBT rights, from antagonism to ...

A Case for Comic Books, Part 2: A Goddess Named Storm

Clarence Haynes | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Clarence Haynes

To be clear, the male-dominated comic-book genre has had a fair share of misplaced notions around gender and ethnicity. But I think that the case of X-Men's Storm brings up interesting ideas as to how we can get in touch.

The History of the Black Male Superhero in Comic Books: An Interview With Dr. Jonathan Gayles

Yolo Akili | Posted 01.24.2013 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

Superman, Batman and the Flash -- you know those super heroes right? But do you know Power Man? The Black Panther? Icon? If not, you need to rush out and watch the film White Scripts and Black Supermen, which traces the early history of black male comic book heroes.

LOOK: Wonder Woman Questions Green Lantern's Sexual Prowess

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women

We've always known that Wonder Woman is a serious badass. She manages to display killer fighting moves while wearing the most impractical outfit ever....

Til Death (Or Superpowers) Do Us Part: Top 8 Comic Book Weddings

Jennifer Lai | Posted 01.09.2012 | Weddings

These tough crime-fighting superheroes may have kicked a lot of butt back in the day, but they fell in love and got married like regular people, too. ...

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Maureen Dowd Comic Book... At Last | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Most of the time, when you think of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, thoughts like "dated pop-culture references, retrograde view of gender rela...

Japan: 2-D Romances With Comic Book Characters A Thriving Subculture Phenomenon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The New York Times magazine has an interesting story this week by Lisa Katayama on what is described as a "thriving subculture" whereby comic book fan...