Black History Month spotlight: The first black superheroine

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2016



In 1971, five years after in creation of Black Panther and four years before Marvel introduced Storm, the first black female superhero appeared in Hell-Rider #1.



A trained fighter, Butterfly’s super cool costume included a jetpack, suction cups for climbing, and lights that were capable of permanently blinding her ...





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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year I’m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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Terror, Horror, and Revulsion, courtesy of the King

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2015



Apparently the difference between “terror” and “horror” was first expressed by writer Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), who said that Terror is the dread and apprehension about something happening, while Horror is the actual encountering the frightening thing.
Maybe this is what they mean when they talk about “suspense” vs. “horror”. Have ...


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Them's Fightin' Words: CONFLICT

Banes at 12:00AM, July 9, 2015


Image by Banes

Conflict
If you're anything like me (you poor soul), you may have learned about conflict in English or Creative Writing classes, and they told you that stories could either be

Man vs. Himself,
Man vs. Man, or
Man vs. Nature.

So a character would be either ...









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Digging Deep

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 15, 2015



There is a brand new piece of off-white coloured paper on the desk. The click of a GraphiGear mechanical pencil. The lead hitting the table. Tap. Tap. Tap. The need to draw is there, but the inspiration behind it makes it very difficult to create an image out of thin ...

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'Tis the Season! Art-based charities

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2014



Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I would take the opportunity to suggest a way that we can all express some generosity in a way that matters to us. I imagine most of us understand how valuable art can be as a way of escaping a bad situation ...

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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Local Comic Cons

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2014



While the idea of making a big trip to San Diego Comic Con has always been intriguing to me, so far my experience of conventions has been limited to the local con that happens in my city every October.

Nerd culture must be experiencing a boom in Canada, because I ...



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Quackcast 191 - The Halloweencast part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2014

LISTEN!

- Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
We find our heroes STILL stuck far beneath the soaring spires of the Drunk Duck Gothic palace of doom, down deep in the dank, dark, dusty catacombs, their way lit by the guttering orange light of stinking flaming torches… As the quaking Banes and Ozoneocean ...




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A Very Scary FRIDAY NEWSPOST

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2014
tags: halloween



Happy Halloween, DDers!

For this spOOOOoooOOOky newspost, I've done a roundup of some of the most intriguing comics in the “Horror” genre currently updating on DD!



Preteen Demon

This one is brand new! It’s about a preteen demon with a (predictably) bad attitude. Also, he's really good ...









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Quackcast 190 - The Halloweencast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2014

LISTEN!

- Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
For the Halloweencast Banes and I will be journeyed beyond the veil, down into the depths of webcomic HELL… There, we encountered the LOST and the DAMMED: the tormented souls of abandoned webcomics that were ended before their time.
Deep underneath the black, soaring Gothic ...





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