Jessica Plummer

Jessica Plummer has lived her whole life in New York City, but she prefers to think of it as Metropolis. Her day job is in books, her side hustle is in books, and she writes books on the side (including a short story in Sword Stone Table from Vintage). She loves running, knitting, and thinking about superheroes, and knows an unnecessary amount of things about Donald Duck. Follow her on Twitter at @jess_plummer.

Queer Superhero History: Mystique

If the X-Men are a metaphor for queerness, no one embodies that more completely than Mystique, in all her complications.

20 Trailblazing Comic Strips That Changed the Game

These trailblazing comic strips introduced new formats, storytelling methods, themes, and voices to a crowded field.

Queer Superhero History: Super Friends

Super friends Hero and Comet are both fun characters who helped move superhero comics along the path to inclusivity.

Seeing BLUE BEETLE? Here’s What You Need to Know

DC’s newest superhero movie, Blue Beetle, is out August 18. Here's a primer to get you up to speed on the character and the comics.

What Is the Hero Initiative?

The Hero Initiative has helped many comics creators get back on their feet after setbacks, from industry titans to names you might not know.

The Lackluster World of Barbie Comics

So Marvel published Barbie comics back in the day that sold pretty decently. Thing is, they tried too hard to be blandly inoffensive...

Queer Superhero History: Queering the Justice League

Today in queer superhero history, we’ll be looking at the first queer members of the Justice League: Tasmanian Devil and Icemaiden/Glacier!

The Timeless Appeal of Lois Lane

85 years after her debut, Lois Lane still endures. What makes her so timeless?

Across the Spider-Verse and the Rejection of Fatalism

One of the things that struck me about the film was the way that it subverts and outright defies one of my very least favorite tropes in comics.

A Definitive Ranking of Live Action Supermen

Superman is known to be hard to adapt to film, so here, one writer ranks the best live action adaptations of the superhero's story.