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.

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.

The Longest-Running Comic Strips of All Time

Comic strips predate comic books, but how old some of these strips are may surprise you! Here are the longest running comic strips.

Queer Superhero History: The First Trans Characters in Comics

From 1991-1993, DC introduced three trans women in three different comics. Let’s remember these characters who paved the way.

The Bestselling Comics of All Time

The bestselling comics of all time were written from the '40s to today, and include everything from Belgian favorites to Japanese classics.

Queer Superhero History: Northstar

Northstar is often called the first gay superhero, although he wasn’t allowed to come out until 13 years after his debut.

Back to “Back to the Klondike”: The 70 Year Saga of Scrooge McDuck’s Lost Love

This Scrooge McDuck saga involves bar brawls, kidnapping, gold, and even fades-to-black. Not exactly the usual Disney fare.