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Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ Collection: The Importance of Challenging Voices in Pop Culture

Images from Marvel’s Black Widow Collection (2019) Issues #1-5. Written by Jen and Sylvia Soska. Artwork: Flaviano Armentaro. Color Artist: Veronica Gandini. Letterer: Joe Caramanga

With Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ limited series collection (2018), writers Jen and Sylvia Soska continue the proud comic book tradition of using superheroes to challenge readers to take a closer look at our culture.


Spoiler Alert: the following article contains some plot and thematic details (which I think will make you rush out to read the series).

 

It’s one of the most iconic and legendary comic book images in history. The moment Captain America’s fist connects with the jaw of Adolph Hitler still elicits a raw emotional response. People remember the image, but very few realize that Hitler was a threat long before Captain America existed. In fact, Captain America was created because of Hitler.

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SPECIAL OFFER: FREE GIFT FOR FIRST 100 BUYERS OF “SCREAMING FOR PLEASURE”

 

The first 100 purchasers of Screaming for Pleasure can get a FREE eBook of Isaac Thorne’s Road Kills!!

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Here is how to claim your FREE eBook:

  1. Purchase a copy (print or eBook) of Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. (If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, order through here)
  2. Email your proof of purchase (receipt from whatever outlet you purchased from) to admin@hellbentforhorror.com
  3. Within 48 hours you will receive an email with your own personal redemption code and instructions on how to get your free eBook of Road Kills.

Note: This offer is limited to the first 100 emails with proof of purchase received.


ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

About the Author:
Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life,
developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises.
He also avoids public men’s restrooms at all costs. He considers
himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop
culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one
giant experiment.

San Francisco Showing of ‘Blood Diner’ with Q&A with Director Jackie Kong: May 28th at the Historic Roxie Theater!

 

San Francisco!! Make it a Memorial Day weekend to remember! Blood Diner hits the Roxie Theater Sunday Night at 8:30 pm with Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) leading the director Q & A. San Francisco BLOOD DINER Screening Party BLOOD DINER Screening & UnDead Party Bloody-Disgusting Jackie Kong Film Director

To purchase tickets, click the link below!

http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/blood-diner-insanity-tour/