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Jay Mattson
Works at DC Comics News
Attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lived in San Francisco, CA
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** YES, there are spoilers for Civil War II #5 and previous issues ahead ** I tried to be optimistic; truly, I did. Because more often than not, I find myself forgiving egregious mistakes in my head if it means tellin...
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After years focusing my public efforts solely on the comic book industry, I found I missed writing about my first love: music. What follows is the second piece of a new series called “Hip-Hop Revue”, analyzing recent Hip-Hop/...
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After years focusing my public efforts solely on the comic book industry, I found I missed writing about my first love: music. What follows is the first part of a new called “Hip-Hop Revue”, analyzing recent Hip-Hop/R&B topic...
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Doctor Fate isn’t a game-changing, must-read monthly title (like DC positions a number of its ongoings), the name ‘Doctor Fate’ isn’t incredibly well-known, and the boy under the helmet is all-new character Khalid Nassour. Al...
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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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Insights into Tom King's BATMAN so far!
As Batman #6 hits stands today, I took a look at Tom King's first full arc on DC's Batman, a series that garnered huge critical and commercial success under Scott Snyder's hand over the past five years. Now, King has the oppo...
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Since the Avengers disassembled in 2004, Marvel has published over 20 major crossover events including line-wide events, franchise events (cosmic, Avengers, etc.), and family mini-events (X-Men, most usually). That said, ther...
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I'm simultaneously terrified and excited. I was recently on Reddit in r/comicbooks when I found a thread about Brian Michael Bendis, a rather divisive writer in comics fandom. Some readers love Bendis’ down-to-earth approach...
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And with a single issue, Powergoat is my favorite new character of 2016. I don't suspect this weed-eating goat with an aggression complex will appear again anytime soon, but this fun little nugget of humor acts as a stylize...
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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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"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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Male
Other names
j.a.why?
Work
Occupation
i make cupcakes and write about comic books
Employment
  • 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