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.

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!

Kevin Conroy, Iconic Voice of Batman, Has Died

Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other projects, passed away on November 10th.

Queer Superhero History: Cloud

In Queer Superhero History, we look at queer characters in superhero comics to see how LGBTQ+ rep has changed over time. Today: Cloud!

Who Is Isis/Black Adam’s Adrianna Tomaz?

On the one hand, Isis is a fairly obscure character. On the other, she’s one of the most groundbreaking female characters in superherodom.

First Appearance Flashback: Black Adam

Who is Black Adam? Let's take a look back at his first appearance in the superhero world.

The Best Beatles Cameos in Comics

If you're wondering what happens when you combine iconic superheroes with an iconic band of the time, here's a hint: it involves wigs.

The Yom Kippur Comic That Finally Made Ben Grimm (Officially) Jewish

Despite being coded as Jewish for decades, it wasn't until 2002 that the comics officially acknowledged the Thing, aka Ben Grimm, as Jewish.

Queer Superhero History: Extraño

In Queer Superhero History, we’ll look at queer characters in mainstream superhero comics, in chronological order. First up: Extraño!