Asher Guthertz

Cursed to spend too much of his time, money, and emotional energy on comic books ever since he was handed a Quick Draw McGraw comic on a road trip as a kid, Asher B. Guthertz studies Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. He likes to write in any and all genres, and hope to participate in the breaking down of boundaries between critical and creative writing. He loves rom-coms, confessional poetry, and television shows about groups of friends who are so close they're practically family. He also writes for UC Santa Cruz's Eyecandy Film Journal. Twitter: @abg333

“The Sixties Were Fun But Now I’m Paying For It”: Stan Lee on Film

A critical look at Stan Lee's cameos in Marvel movies!

No Borders for America Chavez: An Interview with Gabby Rivera

We chat with Gabby Rivera, writer of Marvel series America, about white supremacy, the supportive comics community, and punching portals.

Dear Superheroes, Fight The Right (Wing) Evil

A call for comic book creators to more bravely name the enemies their superheroes are fighting.

5 Movies DC Could Make Instead of a Joker Origin Story

Instead of the in-development Joker movie, we suggest five DC stories that stray from its main continuity and are ripe to be made into feature films.

The Art of the Start: MISTER MIRACLE #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads

We're taking a look at first issues! Specifically, the reboot of Jack Kirby's classic MISTER MIRACLE series by Tom King and Mitch Gerads.

A Superman Musical Starring Chance The Rapper (Would Be Awesome)

As a musician and public persona, Chance the Rapper has everything it takes to make a great Superman. Lin-Manuel Miranda should write that Superman musical.

Dear Betty and Veronica: On ARCHIE’s Advice Columns for Kids

A reader discovers the BETTY and VERONICA advice columns, and reflects on the importance of ARCHIE comics for pre-teens.

Jor-El, Kryptonian Nationalist

On the Jor-El of Alan Moore's imagination, whose Kryptonian nationalism resembles current right-wing nationalist rhetoric.

What Batwoman Can Do

On the importance of Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV's BATWOMAN.