Jessica Plummer

Jessica Plummer has lived her whole life in New York City and yet somehow still hasn't been asked to join the Avengers. When not at her academic publishing day job, or trying to make every movie into a musical through sheer force of will, she bakes, cleans her apartment obsessively, and writes feverishly into the night. She blogs about superhero TV, tween pop culture, and Disney at Jess's (Somewhat) Grown-Up Type Blog. She knows an unnecessary amount of things about Donald Duck. Blog: Jess Plummer Twitter: @Jess_Plummer

The Yom Kippur Comic That Finally Made Ben Grimm (Officially) Jewish

Despite being coded as Jewish for decades, it wasn't until 2002 that the comics officially acknowledged the Thing, aka Ben Grimm, as Jewish.

Queer Superhero History: Extraño

In Queer Superhero History, we’ll look at queer characters in mainstream superhero comics, in chronological order. First up: Extraño!

The Best Daredevil Comics of All Time

If you’re looking to read up on ol’ Hornhead, here’s one writer's list of the best Daredevil comics of all time.

Test Your Comics Knowledge: Real Doctor or Fake Doctor?

From Doctor Strange to Doctor Faustus: which of these superhero comics "doctor" characters really have the proper credentials?

What the Heck Is Going On with DC and Warner Bros?

It has been a bad week for Warner Brothers and DC when it comes to their upcoming releases. Here's the rundown.

Why Is Sexy She-Hulk Art So Dang Fun?

Was is it about these cheesecake She Hulk covers that are so dang fun? Oh yeah: it's that Jen is in on the joke.

Tropes in Capes: Reporter Girlfriends

Every reporter girlfriend owes a debt to the mighty Lois Lane, who made reporters and superheroes indelibly linked in the public mind.

The Flash, Pandemic Burnout, and Me

How returning to a Flash comic published 34 years ago has helped one comics reader navigate pandemic burnout.

First Appearance Flashback: She-Hulk

She-Hulk is the latest to join the ranks of Marvel heroes with shows on Disney+, but how much do you know about her beginnings?

Tropes in Capes: Kid Sidekicks

A history of kid sidekicks in comics, from Robin to Sparky and more.