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

Tomorrow Is Free Comic Book Day!

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, a national celebration of comics and independent comic shops. To celebrate, we're doing comics coverage all day!

How to Buy (or Borrow, or Beg) Comics

Looking to get into comics, but feeling intimidated at your local comic book shop or while buying online? We got you with definitions and tips that will teach you how to buy comics.

Who Would Win in a Fight: Henry Cavill’s Mustache or Chris Evans’s Mustache?

In the mustache fight between comics' Henry Cavill and Chris Evans (Superman vs. Captain America), who would win? We considered this very important question.

Why Hal Jordan Should Not Be in the Next Green Lantern Movie

Not only should Tom Cruise not be cast as Hal Jordan--no one should, because Hal Jordan should not be in a movie.

Read Harder: An Assigned Book You Hated (Or Never Finished)

What schoolbooks did you hate? Here's one reader's list covering the 2018 Read Harder task that asks you to read an assigned book you hated (or never finished).

Where to Start with Black Lightning (and Thunder and Lightning!)

Loving the Black Lightning show on the CW? Here's where to start with the comics.

Requiem for a Floppy

A comics reader shares fond memories and opines about the potential end to the floppy--monthly print single issues--in the not-too-distant future.

Iron Fist Comic Insists Iron Fist Show Is Not Racist, Racistly

On the racist imagery in Marvel's IRON FIST series, and how the comic book arc “The Trial of the Seven Masters” makes a poor attempt at engaging with the controversy surrounding the show.

Pressing Pause on Marvel

A reader on Marvel's numerous misfires, and how it needs to do a better job of supporting its POC, LGBT, and female characters (and creators).

Blue Beetle, Representation, and DC’s Missed Opportunities

Blue Beetle deserves a well-promoted, well-done comic.

Read Harder: A Comic Written and Drawn by the Same Person

Reading recommendations for the "read a comic written and illustrated by the same person" task of the 2018 Read Harder Challenge.

The Punisher Shoots Itself in the Foot

Unpacking Marvel and Netflix's THE PUNISHER spinoff show, and issues with its approach to the military industrial complex. (Spoilers ahead.)

Superhero Quotes to Inspire Us into 2018

Because sometimes you need superhero quotes to push through a year and make it to the next, and because sometimes...bees.

Who the Heck Are All These Spider-Girls/Women?

A guide to Silk, Spider-Gwen, and all the other Spider-Girls/Women!

Kamala Khan: Still the Most Important Hero of the Century

On the enduring heroism of Kamal Khan, and the deft handling of contemporary social issues in the Ms. Marvel series, particularly the most recent issues.