Eileen Gonzalez

Eileen’s primary literary love is comic books, but she’s always on the lookout for her next belletristic adventure no matter what form it comes in. When she’s not writing, reading, or writing about reading, she’s probably cuddling with her dog or watching something old. Twitter: @Eileen2theStars

Bat-Mentalities: Batman, Mental Illness, and the Future of Arkham Asylum

There's a long history of questionable representation of mental illness in Batman comics. Here's how it's changed and what might be next.

To Absent Friends: Ed Indelicato

Wonder Woman and Ed indelicato, played by Pedro Pascal at one point, had an interesting relationship. Here's what it looked like.

From War Stamps to Stamping Out Drugs: A Quick-ish History of Superhero PSAs

A brief history of superhero PSAs, from calls to purchase war bonds to the push for equal pay and saying no to drugs.

The Best of the Bat: Ranking BATMAN Covers

Batman comic covers, like comic covers in general, have evolved since the early days. Let's look at some of the best ones.

Books for Understanding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

A reading list to better understand the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, from examinations of past conflicts to more current events.

#SuperheroProblems: So You’ve Been Turned Into a Vampire

A sudden attack of vampirism is apparently a problem that superheroes need to be aware of; here's how it often goes down.

The True Story of Everett True

You may have seen some viral cherry-picked strips painting Everett True as a progressive hero, but is that really all there is to the story?

Profiles in Supervillainy: Big Wheel

He has far more potential as an aspiring do-gooder than a generic lackey or a villain in his own right.

QUIZ: Which Super-Sweetheart Are You?

Where there's a superhero, there's a sweetheart. Which one are you?

My Least Favorite Batman Comic

"Batman A-Go-Go!" starts silly, veers through social commentary, and barrels straight into a horror film, making for an unpleasant read.

#SuperheroProblems: So You’ve Been Invited Out to Hollywood

Almost everyone dreams of big-screen stardom at some point in their lives, and it turns out superheroes are no exception.

To Absent Friends: Willie Lincoln

We're spotlighting some of the side characters who have been left by the wayside. Today in To Absent Friends: Willie Lincoln.

Comics That I Love by George: A Love Letter to George Pérez

Lots of people could tell you about George Perez's career in comics with more expertise than I have. So instead, I will tell you a story.

Shock SuspenStories: The Comic That Defied the Red Scare

Shock SuspenStories may be a little hokey for modern comics readers, but it spoke out for social justice at a crucial time.

The ’60s DC Superhero Survival Kit

The early 1960s were a tough time for comic books. With superheroes falling out of fashion, what was a '60s DC superhero to do?