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.

Where to Start with Shazam Comics

Looking to brush up on Shazam backstory before Shazam! Fury of the Gods hits theaters? These comics are a great place to start.

Queer Superhero History: Pied Piper

The Pied Piper is the first costumed character in superhero comics to use the word “gay” in relation to himself.

The 10 Best Love Stories in Superhero Comics

From passionate, doomed romances to groundbreaking relationships and those destined to be together, here are the best superhero love stories.

What’s Next for DC Studios: The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre

James Gunn and Peter Safran announced the first 10 projects of the new DC Studios. Here's the good, bad, and truly weird of the announcement.

The Best Flash Comics of All Time

Here are the best Flash comics of all time, which feature a character that helped usher in the Silver Age of Comics.

Tropes in Capes: Evil Clowns

A look at one of the tropes in comics that seems like it wouldn't happen too often but does: evil clowns.

Queer Superhero History: Maggie Sawyer

From 1980s Superhero comics to CW’s Supergirl, here's the history of Maggie Sawyer, a groundbreaking queer character in superhero comics.

My Least Favorite Comic Book Trope

Writing a comic with the moral of “Hey, you know who sucks? Comic book readers.” seems like a strange way to address your audience!

Nightwing Is the Worst-Dressed Superhero, Actually

Nightwing, a.k.a. Dick Grayson, a.k.a. the original Robin, is the actual worst dresser in comics. And I have the receipts.

Test Your Comics Knowledge: Real Captain or Fake Captain?

There are a lot of "captains" in comics, but did any of these comic book captains actually earn the rank? Let’s put them to the test!