Allen Thomas

Allen Thomas is a budding professional who loves being a nerd and is moving from clinical to academic work. You can find more of his work over at Comicosity. Follow him on Twitter: @80Grey.

Dad Superman is Best Superman

One Rioter discusses why Clark Kent as a dad, as he is in the current REBIRTH series, is the best Superman.

Riri, Miles, and Adolescent Racial Politics in Comics

Allen discusses the racial politics of characters such as Riri and Miles in the Marvel universe.

Diversity as the New Center of the Comics Universe

Why is white, male, cisgender, able-bodied, and heterosexual the default in the Big 2 superhero universes? Allen discusses why diversity should be central.

Representation Means Different Things to Different People

Seeing representation in comics can mean different things to different people.

The Magical Art of Scarlet Witch

Allen discusses how the art of Scarlet Witch defines the story and sets the tone for her comic.

Why Is the Price of Representation Pain?

Why do stories of representation so often include pain and bigotry, rather than acceptance? Allen reflects with DC Rebirth.

America, Bunker, and LGBTQ+/Latinx Visibility: Affirmation in Tragedy

It's important to not erase the identities of the 49 Latinx LGBTQ+ people who were tragically murdered in Orlando.

The Price of Pain as Representation

Why do stories of representation so often include pain and bigotry, rather than acceptance? Allen reflects with DC Rebirth.

The Catharsis of Representation in Comics

Representation in comics matters. Allen discusses how people read comics differently, and derive different things from them.

Reading Women in Comics as a Gay Man

Allen writes about reading comics and being inspired by female characters as a black gay man.

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