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Jessica Plummer

Jessica Plummer has lived her whole life in New York City and yet somehow still hasn't been asked to join the Avengers. When not at her academic publishing day job, or trying to make every movie into a musical through sheer force of will, she bakes, cleans her apartment obsessively, and writes feverishly into the night. She blogs about superhero TV, tween pop culture, and Disney at Jess's (Somewhat) Grown-Up Type Blog. She knows an unnecessary amount of things about Donald Duck. Blog: Jess Plummer Twitter: @Jess_Plummer

A Brief History of Vampires in Comics

From the banning of vampire comics to the new Morbius movie, here's how vampires have appeared in Western comics in the last 100 years.

You Will Never Understand Comics (and That’s Okay)

Picture it: you're all set to finally get acquainted with a comic series. You start reading and you're lost! Now what?

First Appearance Flashback: Spider-Man

“Spider-Man” is hyphenated (as it is today) in the logo but not the narration box, and not for the rest of the issue.

First Appearance Flashback: Hawkeye

With the new show on Disney+, now's the time to learn of Hawkeye's more narcissistic and villainous origins.

It’s Time to Stop Being Surprised That Comics Are Jewish

Jewishness in comics is continually presented as a shocking fact no one knows. It's time to stop being surprised that comics are Jewish.

Revisiting Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything

“For the Man Who Has Everything” is a Superman story by Alan Moore that is considered a classic, but is it worthy of its praise?

That Time the Teen Titans Totally Joined a Weird Cult

Things took a turn for the weird when Teen Titans took up issues of "relevance" to young readers in the early 1970s.

First Appearance Flashback: Wonder Woman

It's the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman's first appearance, in All Stars Comics, so here's a look at what this first story of hers was like.

Fashion Heroes: Squirrel Girl

Explore the usually fabulous and always nutty fashion choices of the unbeatable Squirrel Girl in this installment of Fashion Heroes.

First Appearance Flashback: Archie Andrews

Get to know Archie Andrews from his early, humble beginnings with this look back.