Out of the Closet and Into the Wardrobe

Exploring the effects of clothes & costumes on our understanding of gender, sexuality, and identity, and how our gender, sexuality, and identity helps us to understand, idiosyncratically, clothing and costumes in comics. With special attention to fantastic proxies and to the straights, cis, trans, queers, and transvestites in comics, making comics, and reading comics.

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I Don’t Need Another Issue

Many comics fans need a new issue every month. Many comics fans love stats and rigid continuity. They want collections and canons. But, to love comics, do you have to crave new successive issues, memorize numbers, file everything, then get furious at writers who don’t marry characters the way you wanted? What is it to love comics outside of serialization, characters outside of their histories?

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