PopMatters: The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes—by Sean Guynes

The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes Frederick Luis Aldama's Eisner-winning history, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, uncovers ways in which the mainstream American comic-book industry regularly shortchanges characters who represent marginalized peoples.  Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics Frederick Luis Aldama University of Arizona Press Oct 2017 Other Frederick Luis Aldama may [...]

Latinx Spaces: Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: ‘Alita’ and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds—by Frederick Luis Aldama

Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: 'Alita' and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds Courtesy 20th Century Fox By Frederick Luis Aldama Most sci-fi films focus time and attention to building new worlds for us to experience. From Georges Méliès 1902 Trip to the Moon through Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel today, filmmakers have used their cinematographic [...]

Latinx Spaces: Crucial Storytelling—by Christopher C. Hernandez

Crucial Storytelling: ‘Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology’ By Christopher C. Hernandez, Comicosity “The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Lecture Gabriel Garcia Marquez recognized the importance of Latin [...]

The Imaginarium of Doctor Baetens

  Jan Baetens has added more furniture to his wonderfully enchanting Imaginarium—an edifice built of on profound knowledge of the visual and verbal narrative arts as well as in the making of such narrative arts. His recent delectable addition: a history and compelling analysis of the fotoromanzo, roman-photo, récit en photos or photo-roman, soap [...]