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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 Paradox of Harley Quinn

We're taking a deep dive into the often troubled world of Harley Quinn, her history, her problematic relationship, and the narrative of her victimization.

Literary Tourism: New York City, Spooky Edition

Let's take a spooky literary tour of New York City.

What Is the Golden Age?

If you’re new to comics, you’ve probably seen terms like “Golden Age” and “Silver Age” bandied about without a lot ...

It’s Okay to Remake THE PRINCESS BRIDE (and Everything Else, Too)

We all have our beloved tales, but what exactly is being done to them when they're adapted? Is it so wrong to retell? Let's consider THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

The Most Unexpected Superhero Day Jobs

Because superheroes do something other than wear capes, and sometimes, those jobs are kind of interesting or surprising.

Where to Start With She-Hulk

In preparation for the Disney+ She-Hulk show announced at this year’s D23, we've got a She-Hulk primer for those who want to learn more.

Supergirl Comics to Read Right This Very Minute

If you're enjoying the SUPERGIRL TV show, there are quite a few Supergirl comics you can choose from!

Fashion Disasters: Zatanna

Zatanna: Fashion Disaster.

My Favorite Groovy, Rad, Phat, and Totally Dated Superheroes

Dated cheesy, so silly, so fun. Some superheroes wind up being hilariously dated as soon as they hit the stands--here are a few faves.

Is It Too Late for a Black Widow Movie?

With Marvel and ScarJo burning through the goodwill of fandom, and Marvel waiting so long to get around to it, is it too late for a Black Widow movie?

The Definitive Ranking of BABY-SITTERS CLUB Parents

As if the world wasn’t still reeling over the news that a dramedy-style Baby-Sitters Club adaptation is in the works ...

What’s Up With the Lettering in Comics?

It’s never the first question I’m asked about comics. That’s usually “Wait, how many versions of Superman are there?” or ...

The Goofiest Shang-Chi Villains of All Time

With 2021’s Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie announced, starring Simu Liu, we're taking a look at some of the series' goofiest villains.

The Best YA Novels Starring DC Superheroes

Love DC heroes and YA fiction? Then check out this list of some of the best YA novels about DC superheroes, and see a different side of your comic faves.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Comics

Are you reading a comic? A graphic novel? A trade paperback? We're here to demystify the definitions of these common comics terms.