DC - dc graphic novels /tags/dc-graphic-novels en How Grant Morrison's JLA Saved DC's Biggest Heroes /blog/2020/10/08/how-grant-morrisons-jla-saved-dcs-biggest-heroes <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>How Grant Morrison&#039;s JLA Saved DC&#039;s Biggest Heroes</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:05</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The '90s were a wild time for comics. The industry went from niche market to worldwide business leader. DC and Marvel became household names and a group of young superstar artists broke away from the big two system to found Image 24ֱ. A historical auction changed how the world saw the once disposable collectability of comic books and the speculation boom made sales soar with millions of issues flying off shelves each week.</p> <p>But booms often lead to crashes and that's exactly what happened after the comics business bubble burst. The crash hit the industry in 1996, causing chaos and leaving many fans with boxes full of first issues that they thought they could build a nest egg with. As the comics world tried to look back at what went wrong, one writer was looking to the future and reshaping superhero comics forever. Grant Morrison, Howard Porter and John Dell were crafting a run that would quickly become DC's biggest seller. The juxtaposition of a deep understanding of what makes superhero comics work with an unprecedented level of risk-taking makes for a series that still feels exciting and bombastic over two decades later.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA1_5f7f5f370b9569.89858191.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <p>Though it's DC's flagship team and historically features the trinity of the company's most famous heroes, the '90s were rough on the members of the Justice League. Flagging sales for their spinoff series meant that something had to change. Slowly, a plan came together. A summer miniseries reintroduced readers to the Justice League of America, but it wasn't until November 1996 that Morrison, Porter and Dell reimagined the team under the title <em>JLA</em>. Like much of Morrison's best work, the series at first appears to be a back-to-basics take on superheroes. The team was a solid and simple one: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. But really, he was building something much, much bigger.</p> <p>The allegorical theological nature of superheroes has always bubbled under the surface. From Superman's obvious biblical influences to the fact that the omnipotent beings often act as the ultimate patriarchal and matriarchal figures, the idea of superheroes as gods is not a new one. But in <em>JLA,</em> Morrison puts it front and center. Here are the heroes that you grew up with definitively presented as all-powerful beings who are humanity's last line of defense. Heroes who can take down anything that comes at them from alien invaders to super-powered government goons. This vision of the <em>JLA</em> is so omnipotent that they can no longer reside on Earth and instead look down from the skies at the humans below from their moon base.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA_Earth_5f7f5f6e37a321.28317781.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 885px;" /></p> <p>It's easy to imagine that a book which focuses so heavily on the idea of superheroes-as-gods could be dry or overly serious, but every page of <em>JLA</em> is bursting with hyper-muscled action. Superman is still rocking his mullet, Aquaman sports a bushy beard and a harpoon hand, and Batman has a sardonic sense of humor. Porter’s pencils and Dell’s inks bring a '90s extremity to every Big Hero moment. Just like Morrison's recent work on <em>The Green Lantern</em>, <em>JLA </em>is a distillation of what Morrison loves about superhero comics mixed with his own tendency for the strange.</p> <p>In this world, the first antagonists that the superheroes are forced to face down are basically reflections of themselves. The Hyperclan are aliens who claim to be the saviors humanity needs. And just like they did when superheroes revealed themselves, the population of the world follows the Hyperclan's every move, even when they revert to extreme violence. Holding a mirror up to the idea of superheroes and their apparent policing of the world is a theme that runs through Morrison's best work and he really honed it during this 30+ issue run.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/JLA_BlueSuperman_5f7f5fe53ca459.39472998.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <p>Though the series began as a back-to-basics take on the team, as the JLA grew Morrison inserted plenty of moments that belie those straightforward origins. The writer takes joy in introducing new legacy heroes like Kyle Rayner, Steel and Connor Hawke. Melding the old and the new is another tenet of Morrison's work that he built on here, crafting a sprawling team which changed and adapted as the rest of the DC Universe needed it too. One of the most-discussed moments of the series is the appearance of Blue Superman, who only ended up in <em>JLA </em>due to his editorial needs outside of the book, but the team manages to make it feel like a natural highlight.</p> <p>If '90s comics have never really been your thing and the extreme nature of it all has always seemed a little more style than substance, then this is the series you need to read. Not only did it herald the modern age of meta-superhero stories, but it's also a grandiose, action-packed adventure that features more mullets, aliens, bad guys and heroes than you can shake a stick at.</p> <p><br /><em>Grant Morrison's first two storylines on JLA with artists Howard Porter and John Dell were recently published <a href="/graphic-novels/jla-1997/jla-new-world-order-dc-essential-edition" target="_blank">in a new DC Essential Edition. </a>You can also read the full run in print or <a href="https://www.readdc.com/JLA-1997-2006/comics-series/2665?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy" target="_blank">digitally.</a></em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about comics, movies and TV for DC24ֱ.com, Nerdist, IGN and The Hollywood Reporter. For another look at one of DC's groundbreaking storylines, check out her article <a href="/blog/2020/05/06/loss-at-sea-the-still-shocking-aquaman-death-of-a-prince" target="_blank">on the still-shocking Aquaman: Death of a Prince.</a> Follow Rosie on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a>.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/jla" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jla</a>, <a href="/tags/justice-league-of-america" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">justice league of america</a>, <a href="/tags/grant-morrison" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grant morrison</a>, <a href="/tags/grant-morrisons-jla" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grant 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Grant Morrison&#039;s JLA Saved DC&#039;s Biggest Heroes" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 19:05:06 +0000 Rosie Knight 466136 at /blog/2020/10/08/how-grant-morrisons-jla-saved-dcs-biggest-heroes#comments DC FanDome Invites You to Explore the Multiverse on September 12th! /blog/2020/09/04/dc-fandome-returns-explore-the-multiverse-on-september-12th <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC FanDome Invites You to Explore the Multiverse on September 12th!</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">George Taylor</div></div></div><div class="field 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DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse is a self-guided journey into everything you love about DC, featuring over 100 hours of exclusive content that’s available free to fans everywhere for 24 hours.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/WSoZXBBpvfU" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Keep your eye on the Daily Star next week for more on this thrilling follow-up to August’s groundbreaking virtual fan event, and we’ll see you in the Multiverse on September 12<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-fandome" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome-trailer" typeof="skos:Concept" 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/blog/2020/09/04/dc-fandome-returns-explore-the-multiverse-on-september-12th#comments DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse - Official Trailer /videos/dc-fandome-explore-the-multiverse-official-trailer <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse - Official Trailer</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Explore the far corners of the DC Multiverse. Take your love of DC to the next level for 24 hours beginning 9/12. All fans welcome.</p> <p>For more on DC FanDome: <a href="/dcfandome" target="_blank">/dcfandome</a></p> </div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/dc-fandome-explore-the-multiverse-official-trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:40:23 +0000 Tim Beedle 454898 at /videos/dc-fandome-explore-the-multiverse-official-trailer#comments Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is a Raucous Road Trip to Redemption /blog/2020/06/29/harley-quinn-and-poison-ivy-is-a-raucous-road-trip-to-redemption <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is a Raucous Road Trip to Redemption</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Juliet Bennett Rylah</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>My first intro to Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy came when I was just a kid thanks to <a href="/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank"><em>Batman: The Animated Series</em>.</a> Their relationship was one of my favorite parts of the show and I always hoped that Ivy would finally help Harley see a way out of her abusive romance with the Joker. It never happened there, but now that it has in the comics, Harley and Ivy is a pairing I thoroughly enjoy.</p> <p>In Jody Houser and Adriana Melo’s <em><a href="/graphic-novels/harley-quinn-and-poison-ivy" target="_blank">Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy,</a></em> we meet an upbeat Harley who seeks to help her “Pammie” recover from a mysterious resurrection and, in the process, turn over a new leaf—no pun intended.</p> <p>A brief bit of background for anyone who might not know. Poison Ivy was one of several heroes and villains killed in a massacre at the rehab facility known as Sanctuary in DC’s earlier event series, <em><a href="/graphic-novels/heroes-in-crisis-2018/heroes-in-crisis" target="_blank">Heroes in Crisis.</a></em> In that comic, Harley Quinn and Booster Gold, who both survive but can’t remember the killings, are pinned as suspects and must prove their innocence. You don’t have to have read <em>Heroes in Crisis</em> to enjoy <em>Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy</em>, but you do need to know that Ivy is killed, then revived using a rose she once gave to Harley and her connection to plants via the Green.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/06-JUN/HQPI_7_5ef6ab0ea01755.75823395.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <p>The plot revolves around that resurrection, which proves to be both incomplete and unstable. Harley commits herself fully to finding a cure, and the two embark on what is at times a lighthearted and zany road trip. Harley narrates most of the adventure, so you can expect a lot of quirky Harley quips, both in her head and said aloud. My favorite among them is when she tells a villain who tries to unload on her that she usually charges for therapy. You know, sometimes I forget Harley started out as an Arkham psychologist.</p> <p>Though the road trip is fun, it’s not without drama. Throughout it all, the pair are chased by the Floronic Man, who tracks Ivy from place to place, unleashing plant-based hurdles at the pair. While Harley was framed for the<em> Heroes in Crisis </em>tragedy, here Ivy faces off against a nemesis who fights her with similar tricks.</p> <p>Those flashy fights and the mysteries surrounding Ivy’s enemy and resurrection aside, what really shines here are the personal arcs and relationships.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/06-JUN/HQPI_2_5ef6ab359f9ff7.50858308.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <p>Thanks to the events of <em>Heroes in Crisis</em>, Harley’s had some space to reassess who and what she is. She tries to convince herself she’s a good bad guy or, she considers, a terrible one, whichever means she’s better at it. But when push comes to shove, Harley feels like she might not really be a villain at all. She was accused of committing a mass murder, but that’s not really a Harley thing. What if, Harley thinks, it’s time to switch sides and be a superhero? She plants her feet on the redemption path, and there’s a lot of comedy in the way her newfound resolve butts against her attitude. Sure, she wants to be a good person. But sometimes that still involves whacking people and plant monsters with a giant mallet.</p> <p>In many ways, I adore Harley’s personal redemption arc. As I said, my introduction to her really began as a small child. Back then, she never seemed like a die-hard villain to me. She rarely delights in violence the way the Joker does and within her is a kind heart and soul. She loves people, she loves animals, and she’s learning to love herself. She doesn’t lack empathy. In fact, she might have a little too much for her own good. Harley as antihero or superhero is a turn I’d gladly enjoy, especially given her personality.</p> <p>It’s hard to talk about what happens between Harley and Ivy without spoiling a few twists, but it’s all surprisingly touching. Whenever one is threatened, the other becomes fiercely protective. When Ivy’s deteriorating in a mall shopping bag thanks to her unreliable form, Harley’s hand reaches over to gather her withered fingers. In any form, Harley loves her, and that proves to be the linchpin of the whole thing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/06-JUN/HQPI_5_5ef6ab765260d4.33461907.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <p>If there’s one more thing I can say about this series, it’s that it’s gorgeous. Our heroines are brought to life beautifully by Melo. In those moments where emotion is important, there’s a real depth of feeling on their faces. The plants they fight are also really fun, modifying to fit each leg of the pair’s journey.</p> <p><em>Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy</em> is a fun read that still packs its punches, and fans of the duo—especially Harley—should find it refreshing. You might even laugh a little. Or cry. Really, it’s all there without ever veering too dark.</p> <p><br /><em><a href="/graphic-novels/harley-quinn-and-poison-ivy" target="_blank">Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy</a> by Jody Houser and Adriana Melo is now available at bookstores, comic shops, online retailers <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Harley-Quinn-Poison-Ivy-2019-2020/digital-comic/T2011700018301" target="_blank">and also as a digital graphic novel.</a></em></p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Juliet Bennett Rylah writes about horror comics and the dark side of superheroes for DC24ֱ.com. 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field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-age-range field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Age Range:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">6-11</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>DC’s quickly growing kids line is about to get quite a power-up with the release of Dustin Hansen’s <em><a href="/graphic-novels/my-video-game-ate-my-homework" target="_blank">My Video Game Ate My Homework,</a> </em>the whimsical new graphic novel featuring a lost science project, a dyslexic hero and thrilling all-ages action set in a video game world. It’s completely unlike anything you’ve seen before, and to celebrate its release, Hansen took part in a Twitter Q&amp;A yesterday with writer Michael Northrop (<em><a href="/graphic-novels/dear-justice-league" target="_blank">Dear Justice League</a></em>). The two creators discussed what it was like working on DC’s newest line of books, the important role video games and RPGs play in their lives and what it’s like living and working with dyslexia.</p> <p>It was a lively, entertaining chat, and you can read the entire thing below. Enjoy!</p> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVGAMH_cov_5ea235b180cdf7.09819354.jpg" style="width: 740px; height: 1076px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hey, hey! It&#39;s time to chat with my friend <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mdnorthrop</a> ! We&#39;re going to talk about working with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dccomics?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#dccomics</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dyslexia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Dyslexia</a> and more good stuff. What better to do on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldBookDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldBookDay</a>? Oh, and we&#39;ll talk about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MyVideoGameAteMyHomework?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MyVideoGameAteMyHomework</a> too, but y&#39;all probably knew that already :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253384209596428290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So...<a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mdnorthrop</a> how ya doing? Staying safe? Washing your hands?</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253384722257809409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice to talk to you, Dustin! First off, I loved your book. So much fun—and just nerdy in all the best ways. Where did you come up with such an original idea?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253384891615584261?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks, Mate! Coming from you that means A LOT! You know, sometimes as a creative you are a bit fuzzy about when and idea comes to you. It can kind of be a blur, ya know? But this book came to me in a FLASH! A single moment that I&#39;ll remember for...well, forever, I guess.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253385260001198081?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I was actually doing a presentation to a 3rd grade class in Manti, Utah, and we were talking about combining two old ideas to come up with one new one. It&#39;s a fun way to brainstorm. You know, like...Honey I Shrunk the Kids, meets Jurassic Park. Stuff like that.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253385551937339395?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And I had this crazy idea of the oldest excuse int he book &quot;My dog ate my homework.&quot; And then I thought it needed an updates and BLAMO - My Video Game Ate My Homework pooped in my brainbox and it took off from there. <br><br>funny how that happens sometimes.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253385795223777281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After that I started drawing characters, and before long...I had the beginnings of the book. <br><br>Wanna see my first lineup sketch? It&#39;s kind of fun to see how far it migrated from the orginal.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253386276406824961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love that! And you KNOW I want to see that sketch!</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253386722584428546?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh boy. This is really old. HAHA. Here is the first image I made. It was kind of pieced and parted from a few older ideas. <br><br>The book turned out very different, but there is still some of that same spirit in the book. <a href="https://t.co/QAuVb4aFjd">pic.twitter.com/QAuVb4aFjd</a></p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253386981490356227?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVAMH_022_23_5ea235e61bbf11.58407678.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 645px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">but this is the first one that I feel like was the jump off point for my characters. At one point they had a pet bear, but that kind of got merged into Ferg&#39;s character. <br><br>Crazy to see how much it changed, but how some made its way through to the book. <a href="https://t.co/a4gTm4D8Fq">pic.twitter.com/a4gTm4D8Fq</a></p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253387323586121728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AMAZING! Love that bear! It kind of reminds me of the art in Dungeons &amp; Dragons books. And one of the things I loved about your book was just how gamer-y it is. Was D&amp;D part of the inspiration? What else?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253387550124843016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh my gosh - YES! So much so. I grew up playing D&amp;D. In fact, I even made early character sheets for all the players in the book. Like this... <a href="https://t.co/AD06yDtJze">pic.twitter.com/AD06yDtJze</a></p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253387926949359616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love the idea of math and stats behind character development. It&#39;s just so clear when a character in D&amp;D or in a game &#39;level up&#39;. It&#39;s not always so clear in a book for me, but there is something so rewarding and visual in games and gaming. Ya know?</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253388179001896960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m a VERY visual thinker. I think most people are, actually, but for me, seeing things mapped out really helps. It&#39;s part of what I love about comics/graphic novels.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253388484175253504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So cool! You need better dice, though: those ability scores are rough! I was a huge D&amp;D player too. And you&#39;re still a gamer, right? The book really has bits from everything from old dice games to virtual reality. Was that just you &quot;writing what you know&quot;?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253388567327490052?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HA HA! Yeah, Ferg started out pretty rough :). Poor Ferg. <br><br>Yeah, I&#39;m still a gamer. Always will be. <br><br>Part of it was writing what I know, for sure. Part of it was also recognizing that this type of language has become universal. Especially with today&#39;s young readers.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253389299006926848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m pretty sure that the bulk of my readers know how video game progression works. They might not see it as character arc, or character development, but that is what it is. So, working that into the book visually really is a nod to those readers as well. :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253389557908664320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yeah, that is one of my favorite things about your book: how reader-friendly it is. It&#39;s just very welcoming to readers of all different types and levels. It actually reminds me a little of D&amp;D that way. The D&amp;D rulebooks were one of the first things I read voluntarily bc I</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253390325953036289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVAMH_046-47_5ea23600ce42e1.06405419.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 645px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow - that is so nice to hear. And yeah, I can totally see that. I had a similar experience with the D&amp;D manuals. Part of why I read those was also because I wasn&#39;t supposed to. They were contraband in my house back then. HAHA.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253390992809459718?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">But, that inviting in slowly is something I was 100% working towards. <br><br>I was a slow reader as a kid. Still am, actually. I didn&#39;t know it in the 70&#39;s, when I went to school, but I have a reading disability. I&#39;m yslexic and have something called SSS Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253391396024668161?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And for me, comics were exactly that. They slowly pulled me with images and visual cues, and before I knew it I was reading.<br><br>Knowing that worked for you, and that you recognized that makes my day. I hope some reluctant readers will share this experience. :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253391670680248322?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That&#39;s awesome, and as you know, I am also dyslexic. I repeated a grade, spent time in special ed, and am still a very slow and deliberate reader. And comics were the same thing for me. Reading seemed intimidating and kind of &quot;not for&quot; me, but comics were accessible and fun. They</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253392375986208770?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">were that first rung on the ladder. They were also the first time I could read something socially. The day after the new issue came out, I could discuss it, and that def. didn&#39;t happen with books. But D&amp;D and comics were how I learned to enjoy stories and that led me to books &amp;</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253392863485968391?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">now I consider myself a slow and deliberate reader but still an avid one. Which definitely isn&#39;t the image for dyslexics. Did you make your MC, Dewey, dyslexic so you could explore that territory: misconceptions, etc?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253393340831346688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All of this! For sure. I&#39;m slow, always will be, but I&#39;m also an avid reader. <br><br>And yeah, Dewey is in there for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty selfish, if I&#39;m being honest. I had a lot of thoughts about disabilities I wanted to explore internally, and writing</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253393807057403904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">or creating art (music, dance, film making, ect...) is a great way to go through those thoughts. With Dewey I was able to vocalize something that I&#39;ve always wanted to say. That basically, his disability is just simply who he is. He doesn&#39;t think of it as a shortcoming...</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253394121844113408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">it is just something that is part of him. The whole part of him. And that is an issue between him and his sister (Bee), that he has to discuss. It&#39;s something I&#39;ve always wanted to say to my own family, and putting it down in a book really helped.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253394344125448192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVAMH_064_5ea23616bf5ce2.73395951.jpg" style="width: 740px; height: 1017px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">and 2) - you&#39;re rigtht on about the misconception thing. There are a lot of misconceptions about dyslexia for sure. Chief among them is that dyslexics don&#39;t like books. HAHA. Sure, maybe it is harder to get through for us, but that drive to tell and read/hear stories...</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253394635998720001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">is still there. In fact, it&#39;s super strong generally. Check out the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dyslexiaawareness?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#dyslexiaawareness</a> thread sometime. You&#39;ll see this is a common theme. <br><br>And like you and I, there are a LOAD of dyslexic writers and creators. LOADS AND LOADS! :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253394895110148096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yeah, definitely! I agree with all of this so much. A book that really helped me with this was My Dyslexia by Philip Schultz. He&#39;s a Pulitzer Prize winner now but really struggled as a kid. It just let me know that everyone experiences dyslexia differently, but what so much of us</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253395565251121152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">have in common is this urge to communicate, to tell our stories, whether that&#39;s in prose or or art or poetry or graphic novels. SPEAKING OF WHICH, now we are both writing graphic novels for DC! What a world! Did you ever see this coming?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253396130119004163?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love Philip Schultz&#39;s book! Everyone should read this. <br><br>And ummmm, honestly. I didn&#39;t think I&#39;d ever be writing for DC. It&#39;s kind of shocking, right? ...</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253396736032116736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I mean, I&#39;ve devoured the work of Gail Simone, <a href="https://twitter.com/neilhimself?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@neilhimself</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/BRIANMBENDIS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BRIANMBENDIS</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/TomKingTK?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TomKingTK</a> , Jeff Lemire...just to name a few. And now I&#39;m going to take a stab at it for DC? Impossible - and no pressure, right? HAH!</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253397040874176514?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And it didn&#39;t&#39; help that I read Dear Justice League before I submitted my final script. I ADORE your book. You are a brilliant writer and you captured every character perfectly. :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253397334462918656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks so much! I had so much fun writing that book, and so did the amazing artist <a href="https://twitter.com/_gustavoduarte?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_gustavoduarte</a>, and I think a lot of that fun just snuck though to the finished product! But this was your first graphic novel, right? What was the experience like? Smooth or chunky?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253398179887878145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh, <a href="https://twitter.com/_gustavoduarte?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_gustavoduarte</a> is ... ah-MAY-ZING! <br><br>Well, chunky is an understatement. HA HA. I false started so many times, it wasn&#39;t funny. I kept getting lost in the &#39;should I write first, or draw&#39; thing.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253398624429432833?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVAMH_105_5ea2362bc6faf0.40874615.jpg" style="width: 740px; height: 1017px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Luckily, DC surrounded me with a fantastic (and patient) team. Chief among then <a href="https://twitter.com/jimchadwick1217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jimchadwick1217</a>, my editor. He nudged me in the right direction so many times. And that&#39;s just the tip of the iceberg. The team at <a href="https://twitter.com/DC24ֱKids?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DC24ֱKids</a> is nothing short of amazing. :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253399025174249473?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Between you and me and the twitterverse, I drew the entire book 7 times. Don&#39;t tell. :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253399190526242816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Holy Guacamole! At least it&#39;s a lucky number. You&#39;re right, though: The DC team is incredible. it definitely made my first graphic novel easier. So did reading thousands of comics over my lifetime. I was surprised how much of that had sunk in, re: panels &amp; pacing, etc.</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253399924101832705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Plus I had Gustavo to make even the wonkiest panel descriptions look like I meant it all along! Now we are working on Dear Super-Villains where we can break even more rules! What are you working on next?</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253400382216298497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well, it&#39;s a bit of a secret, but I am doing another project with DC that I&#39;m SUPER excited about. It&#39;s very different, but I&#39;m once again surrounded by great help so I&#39;m thrilled to be working on it with DC. <br><br>And did I say very different? cuz yeah - it is :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253401112415100928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oooh ooh ooh! I will not pry (on Twitter) but I cannot wait to hear more about this one! OK, how about we list our 3 Favorite DC characters &amp; then wrap this up? For me, #1 is &amp; always will be Superman—and in my mind that&#39;s always Christopher Reeves, as opposed to some of the</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253402036361723904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">darker takes. #2 Green Lantern, because I feel like what he does, turning his thoughts to reality, is so much like what I do as a writer. Just wish I could fly. And #3: Wonder Woman. What can I say, I like the classics! (But my fav. villain is Gorilla Grodd!)</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253402662722252800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OOOh, I am trying not to steal this, but yeah, the classic Reeves era version of Superman is my favorite as well. He&#39;s just so...everything, ya know what I mean. So yeah, #1 is Superman.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253403068541964288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And that is such a great take on Green Lantern, but I&#39;m going to go with Sinestro as my #2. I guess being that he was part of Green Lantern Corp, there is a nice tie in as well. So yeah, #2 is Sinestro cuz he&#39;s just so darned villainous.</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253403376550727680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/MVAMH_106_5ea2363fdaf2d8.86179197.jpg" style="width: 740px; height: 1017px;"></p> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And #3...so hard. I have a lot of favorites :). Okay, I&#39;m going Cyborg. I love his origin story, his brilliant yet confused parents, his love/hate with Poison Ivy, and who doesn&#39;t think a guy looks great in chrome? I mean, what&#39;s not to love? :)</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253403729874673664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Funny, I was just thinking the same thing about My Video Game Ate My Homework—what&#39;s not to love! Congrats again on an amazing book. It&#39;s been awesome chatting. See you around the Hall of Justice!</p>&mdash; Michael Northrop (@mdnorthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdnorthrop/status/1253404491279405056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HA! Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to chat, Michael. I had a BLAST! See you in the Hall :). <br><br>Also, if anyone else is wondering, you can find My Video Game Ate My Homework here ===&gt; <a href="https://t.co/9SMej69oof">https://t.co/9SMej69oof</a><br><br>Stay safe!</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253405323957682176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Already on it. <a href="https://t.co/CrbnSmAgbu">pic.twitter.com/CrbnSmAgbu</a></p>&mdash; Tom King (@TomKingTK) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomKingTK/status/1253406797202890752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <center><p align="center"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WHAT? Day made. Seriously. Thank you - and I hope he enjoys the ride :).</p>&mdash; Dustin Hansen is washing his hands. (@DustHansen) <a href="https://twitter.com/DustHansen/status/1253407223054692352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p></center> <p><br> <em><a href="/graphic-novels/my-video-game-ate-my-homework" target="_blank">My Video Game Ate My Homework</a> by Dustin Hansen will be available Tuesday, April 28 in bookstores, comic shops, libraries <a href="https://www.readdc.com/My-Video-Game-Ate-My-Homework/digital-comic/T1944700018301" target="_blank">and as a digital graphic novel.</a></em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/my-video-game-ate-my-homework" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">my video game ate my homework</a>, <a href="/tags/my-video-game-ate-my-homework-interview" 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How can the Dark Knight defeat a villain who's his equal in skill and knows everything he's going to do? The answer is simple—by becoming him.</p><p>Scott Snyder and Jock, the acclaimed team behind the legendary <em>Batman: The Black Mirror</em>, present a shocking new chapter in the struggles of the Dark Knight. Available wherever graphic novels are sold.</p><p>For more information: <a href="/graphic-novels/the-batman-who-laughs-2018/the-batman-who-laughs" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/the-batman-who-laughs-2018/the-batman-who-laughs</a></p><p>Dive deeper into the world of The Batman Who Laughs: <a href="/blog/2018/12/18/the-batman-who-laughs-getting-inside-batmans-head" target="_blank">/blog/2018/12/18/the-batman-who-laughs-getting-inside-batmans-head</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/the-batman-who-laughs-official-trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="The Batman Who Laughs - Official Trailer" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 21:27:05 +0000 Tim Beedle 447918 at /videos/the-batman-who-laughs-official-trailer#comments Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:30 version) /videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-30-version-0 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:30 version)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>It's a new era for the Man of Steel! Comic book superstar Brian Michael Bendis is taking the reins of Superman's two ongoing series. Look for the debut collections of Superman and Action 24ֱ, as well as his single-volume prologue, The Man of Steel, in stores now!</p><p>Be there from the beginning:</p><p>Superman Vol. 1: <a href="/graphic-novels/superman-2018/superman-vol-1-the-unity-saga-phantom-earth" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/superman-2018/superman-vol-1-the-unity-saga-phantom-earth</a></p><p>Action 24ֱ Vol. 1: <a href="/graphic-novels/action-comics-2016/action-comics-vol-1-invisible-mafia" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/action-comics-2016/action-comics-vol-1-invisible-mafia</a></p><p>The Man of Steel: <a href="/graphic-novels/the-man-of-steel-2018/the-man-of-steel-by-brian-michael-bendis" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/the-man-of-steel-2018/the-man-of-steel-by-brian-michael-bendis</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-30-version-0" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:30 version)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Sat, 02 Mar 2019 02:48:19 +0000 Tim Beedle 445130 at /videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-30-version-0#comments Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:15 version) /videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-15-version-0 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:15 version)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>It's a new era for the Man of Steel! Comic book superstar Brian Michael Bendis is taking the reins of Superman's two ongoing series. Look for the debut collections of Superman and Action 24ֱ, as well as his single-volume prologue, The Man of Steel, in stores now!</p><p>Be there from the beginning:</p><p>Superman Vol. 1: <a href="/graphic-novels/superman-2018/superman-vol-1-the-unity-saga-phantom-earth" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/superman-2018/superman-vol-1-the-unity-saga-phantom-earth</a></p><p>Action 24ֱ Vol. 1: <a href="/graphic-novels/action-comics-2016/action-comics-vol-1-invisible-mafia" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/action-comics-2016/action-comics-vol-1-invisible-mafia</a></p><p>The Man of Steel: <a href="/graphic-novels/the-man-of-steel-2018/the-man-of-steel-by-brian-michael-bendis" target="_blank">/graphic-novels/the-man-of-steel-2018/the-man-of-steel-by-brian-michael-bendis</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-15-version-0" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Superman and Action 24ֱ by Brian Michael Bendis (:15 version)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Sat, 02 Mar 2019 02:45:04 +0000 Tim Beedle 445129 at /videos/superman-and-action-comics-by-brian-michael-bendis-15-version-0#comments Browse the Brand-New DC Essential Graphic Novels 2019 Catalog /blog/2018/10/02/browse-the-brand-new-dc-essential-graphic-novels-2019-catalog <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Browse the Brand-New DC Essential Graphic Novels 2019 Catalog</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>We’ve all been there at one point in our life. With so many exciting, highly acclaimed graphic novels out there featuring your favorite DC characters, where do you begin?</p><p>That’s easy. You begin with the <a href="/graphic-novels/dc-essential-graphic-novels-2015/dc-essential-graphic-novels-2019" target="_blank">DC ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS</a> catalog.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/09-SEP/DC-Essential-Graphic-Novels-Catalog-2019_5bb2cfc3d48d89.87985321.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p>Released every year, the catalog is an easy-to-read listing of the best of our best. Kicking off with our 25 Essential Graphic Novels, the DC Essential Graphic Novels catalogue also includes lists of great starting points for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Justice League and more. In short, it’s our single greatest resource for fans looking to dive into to the world of DC graphic novels for the first time…or the first time in a while.</p><p>You can look for the newly released 2019 catalog at your <a href="https://www.comicshoplocator.com/storelocator" target="_blank">local comic book shop,</a> or you can browse through it online by click the link below. We hope you find it useful and look forward to many years of talking comics with you!</p><p style="text-align: center;"></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-essential-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc essential graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-essentials" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Essentials</a>, <a href="/tags/essential-dc-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">essential dc graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC 24ֱ</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/good-dc-graphic-novels-for-new-readers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good dc graphic novels for new readers</a>, <a href="/tags/good-batman-graphic-novels-for-new-readers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good batman graphic novels for new readers</a>, <a href="/tags/good-superman-graphic-novels-for-new-readers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good superman graphic novels for new readers</a>, <a href="/tags/good-wonder-woman-graphic-novels-for-new-readers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good wonder woman graphic novels for new readers</a>, <a href="/tags/good-justice-league-graphic-novels-for-new-readers" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good justice league graphic novels for new readers</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-books" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Comic Books</a>, <a href="/tags/graphic-novels-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Graphic Novels</a>, <a href="/tags/where-to-start" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">where to start</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/10/02/browse-the-brand-new-dc-essential-graphic-novels-2019-catalog" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Browse the Brand-New DC Essential Graphic Novels 2019 Catalog" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 442198 at /blog/2018/10/02/browse-the-brand-new-dc-essential-graphic-novels-2019-catalog#comments Mystik U: Magic and Self-Discovery as Resistance /blog/2018/06/27/mystik-u-magic-and-self-discovery-as-resistance <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Mystik U: Magic and Self-Discovery as Resistance</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Rosie Knight</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Legacy and family have long been themes that our favorite comics have explored. Alisa Kwitney, Mike Norton, Jordie Bellaire and Deron Bennett weave a story in <a href="/graphic-novels/mystik-u-2017/mystik-u" target="_blank">MYSTIK U,</a> their new, standalone urban fantasy set outside of DC continuity, that despite being steeped in magic and ancient lore is supremely relatable. Who hasn't had to live up or down to the expectations of our parents? Who hasn't had to stumble through a thoroughly new environment, whether it's school, college or even work?</p><p>From the moment we meet our protagonist Zatanna, she's living in her father's shadow, literally, as an assistant in his magic show. Kwitney offers this little meta commentary on Zatanna's place as a legacy character in the DC canon while also establishing that her father either doesn't want to recognize, or isn't capable of recognizing, his daughter’s powers.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/06-JUN/MystikU_1_5b32dbedd22861.32682755.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>In a world filled with aliens who draw their superpowers from the sun, billionaire vigilantes who crime fight in the shadows of towering cities and literal goddesses molded from clay, it's easy to forget that the DC Universe has an entire roster of fantastical magic characters who wield powers that Bruce and Clark couldn't even dream of. Giving these heroic outliers a home, the world of Mystik U is something unlike anything we've ever seen within the DC Universe before. One part Hogwarts and one part Hall of Justice, the magical university is filled with reinventions of characters we know and love, each one just trying to figure out their place in the world.</p><p>If you've ever wondered how characters like June Moone A.K.A. the Enchantress learned how to hone their powers for the first time, Mystik U gives us a look at that process. The book shows us what it's actually like for some of our favorite DC creations to experience burgeoning powers and teenagehood. It's the perfect way to build lore that we know while also acting as a wonderful jumping-on point for new audiences who might not be familiar with the characters, but just love young adult stories rooted in fantasy, horror and magic.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/06-JUN/MystikU_3_5b32dc34346ec2.37749681.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>Mystik U is a surprisingly deep, complex and powerful comic about finding your capabilities, finding your friends and most importantly, finding yourself. There's something really special about a book that effectively utilizes the oft-overused puberty and superpowers analogy by completely committing to it. As someone who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 16, I find the concept of teens at odds with their bodies and the strange new things that they're capable of infinitely relatable, so Mystik U immediately grabbed my attention. Often the strongest superhero stories are the ones where our characters are flawed...and when are any of us more flawed than when we're teenagers?</p><p>One of the scariest things about growing up is learning to trust and working out who's worthy of that gift. For the students of Mystik U, who're grappling with trust, the stakes are much higher. A teacher who doesn't like you might try and kill you instead of giving you detention. If you fall in love with the wrong boy, he may well end up being the cause of your early demise.</p><p>As we move further into the tale of of tortured teens, the focus begins to shift. Though the core team of Zatanna, Sebastian Faust, June, Pia Morales, Davit Sargon and the sentient blob of protoplasm known as Plop are still concerned with teenage things, they also have to start contending with a dark evil which threatens to engulf them and everything around them.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/06-JUN/MystikU_2_5b32dc5116f106.95307959.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Of course, becoming aware of the dangers around us is a huge part of coming of age, and Kwitney, Norton, Bellaire and Bennett manage to tap into that in a vital way. When a member of our young group has to fight against the curse of their apparent destiny, she realizes that we are not in any way beholden to our supposed fate. We have the power to carve our own paths.</p><p>It's inherently terrifying when you realize that the people who are meant to be looking after you are failing, and not just that, but that sometimes they're actually the ones hurting you. Yet in this comic, our core group finds the strength to come together and organize, to protect not just one another, but also the school and world as a whole.</p><p>There is something massively powerful about watching a group of young people battle evil with nothing but magic, friendship and sheer willpower and come out on top. In a world that often underestimates the impact of young people, Mystik U stands out as a celebration of the friendship and resilience of teenagers.</p><p><br /><em><a href="/graphic-novels/mystik-u-2017/mystik-u" target="_blank">MYSTIK U</a> by Alisa Kwitney, Mike Norton and Jordie Bellaire is now available in print and <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Mystik-U-2017-2018/digital-comic/T1816700018301?ref=c2VyaWVzL3ZpZXcvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9Db2xsZWN0ZWRFZGl0aW9ucw" target="_blank">as a digital download.</a></em></p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Rosie Knight writes about Young Adult comics and the DC Universe in general for DC24ֱ.com. <a href="/blog/2018/06/05/the-sweet-subversion-of-supergirl-being-super" target="_blank">Click here to read her recent breakdown</a> of Mariko Tamaki and Jo<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">ëlle Jones's SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER, and be sure to f</span>ollow her on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/RosieMarx" target="_blank">@RosieMarx</a>.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/mystik-u" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mystik u</a>, <a href="/tags/mystik-u-review" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mystik u review</a>, <a href="/tags/mystik-u-breakdown" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mystik u breakdown</a>, <a href="/tags/mystik-u-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mystik u comic</a>, <a href="/tags/young-adult-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young adult comics</a>, <a href="/tags/new-adult-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new adult comics</a>, <a href="/tags/zatanna" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">zatanna</a>, <a href="/tags/zatanna-zatara" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">zatanna zatara</a>, <a href="/tags/felix-faust" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">felix faust</a>, <a href="/tags/enchantress" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">enchantress</a>, <a href="/tags/june-moone" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">june moone</a>, <a href="/tags/sargon-the-sorcerer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sargon the sorcerer</a>, <a href="/tags/house-of-mystery" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">house of mystery</a>, <a href="/tags/house-of-secrets" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">house of secrets</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark universe</a>, <a href="/tags/justice-league-dark" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Justice League Dark</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC 24ֱ</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/good-graphic-novels-for-teens" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good graphic novels for teens</a>, <a href="/tags/good-comics-for-teens" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">good comics for teens</a>, <a href="/tags/alisa-kwitney" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alisa kwitney</a>, <a href="/tags/mike-norton" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mike norton</a>, <a href="/tags/jordie-bellaire" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jordie bellaire</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth-reflections" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth reflections</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-reflections" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book reflections</a>, <a href="/tags/fantasy-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">fantasy comics</a>, <a href="/tags/urban-fantasy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">urban fantasy</a>, <a href="/tags/magical-school" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">magical school</a>, <a href="/tags/rosie-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rosie knight</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/06/27/mystik-u-magic-and-self-discovery-as-resistance" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Mystik U: Magic and Self-Discovery as Resistance" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Rosie Knight 440172 at /blog/2018/06/27/mystik-u-magic-and-self-discovery-as-resistance#comments