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About tristap

I am just a girl, trying to find her footing in a Super Hero world. Be gentle...

The Bustier is Here to Stay! Wonder Woman, Society and the Role of Otherness in Comics

Sprung from the mind of psychologist William Moulton Marston who believed that one day women would seize economic and political control over the world, Wonder Woman was hailed by many as a step towards woman’s liberation (O’Reilly 274). Marston’s intent … Continue reading

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The Story of Dark Aretemis

Dark Artemis wasn’t always a stripper protecting super hero. She started out as a normal little girl named Annabelle. Her mother was of the single variety, and when she went out at night to earn the money necessary to put … Continue reading

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My Girl(s) of the Night: Dark Artemis and Her Secret Identity, Eris Knights

Though I still have to write out her storyline and figure out powers and things of that nature, I was too excited about the visuals of my character(s) not to share. First off, here is Dark Artemis: Named after a … Continue reading

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The Perils of Being a Princess: A Review of What They Did to Princess Paragon

For my response to “The Four Challenges,” I decided to examine What They Did to Princess Paragon, a novel written in 1994 by former comic writer and Comics Journal contributor, now novelist, Robert Rodi. From the description on the back … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey Volume 3: Shaking Some Tail Feathers

For this volume, I am going to focus on what was most intriguing to me: the artwork and the layout. First of all, there is the cover itself. When I was looking for the 3rd volume of Birds of Prey … Continue reading

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Tittilation and Assets: The True T and A of the Comic World

In a 2008 publisher’s survey found that 90 percent of comic book fans and readers were male. Though female readership may be growing, it is clearly growing slowly. Even clearer is the fact that the writers and illustrators of these … Continue reading

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X-Rated – the Sex(ist) Reveal of The Dark Phoenix Saga

The pages of X-Men: The Dark Phoenix saga are absolutely brimming with subtle and not-so-subtle sexual innuendo, and though I do not find that all that stunning or interesting in and of itself, I do find it interesting when paired … Continue reading

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