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Jay Mattson
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Attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lived in San Francisco, CA
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I wrote a piece on the Internet’s negativity towards new Marvel character Riri Williams and it got me to thinking about legacy characters, a trope DC Comics has been pulling off to varying degrees of success since the 1950s (...
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Since 2012, the definition of ‘superhero comic’ has changed dramatically with a surge of all-audiences books like Ms. Marvel, Batgirl, We Are…Robin!, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and a host of others from the Big Two: DC and...
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Welcome to RE:Analyze, a column about revisiting past television shows, music, and films. My previous solo endeavor, The Comic Book Revue, was a ton of fun to write and maintain. I had a great audience and was able to talk ab...
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(w) Greg Pak (a) Jae Lee and Ben Oliver ** SPOILERS ABOUND! ** Batman/Superman #1 is already being touted as the best #1 since the initial 'New 52' relaunch in September 2011. I'm inclined to agree. You'd be hard pres...
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Reading reactions to TIME magazine’s recent article on Riri Williams taking the mantle of Iron Man from Tony Stark made me incredibly sad. I’m not going to pretend that hardcore fandom doesn’t exist in other media because it ...
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In Part 1, I delved into Avengers Standoff, the currently-running Avengers crossover event that totally misses the point and turns Maria Hill into a demented monster. You can check it out here. Marvel recently released ...
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I never watched True Detective when it was originally airing, nor have I seen it up until now. All I knew about the series prior to beginning was that it starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in critically acclaimed...
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(w) Mark Waid (a) Andre Araujo Age of Ultron #10AI is less about being an epilogue to Age of Ultron as it is about being a requiem of Hank Pym's life. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it just feels out of place as a ...
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------- Spotlight Batman/Superman #1 (w) Greg Pak (a) Jae Lee ------- DC Reviews The Flash #21 (w) Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato (a) Francis Manapul Justice League #21  (w) Geoff Johns (a) Gary Frank CHECK OUT ...
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i make cupcakes and write about comic books
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  • DC Comics News
    Staff Writer, 2013 - present
    Comic Book Reviews - Justice League, Justice League of America, Vibe
  • PopMatters.com
    Staff Writer, 2012 - present
    Comic Book Reviews, Iconographies
  • Main Street Sweets
    General Manager, 2011 - present
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San Francisco, CA - Littleton, CO - Greensboro, NC - Daegu, South Korea
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"it's easy to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you can fly"
Introduction
aspiring comic book journalist, music enthusiast, hopeful companion to The Doctor.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    English, 2004 - 2008
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j.a.why?
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