Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

CategoryComic Books

New Anthology Essay: “Swashbuckle My Heart”


From Booklist: “At the heart of the collection are contributions that plunge deeply into dark recollections...these essays bear out how superheroes are powerful psychological receptacles, helping us define the crucial strength we need to survive—a sentiment which will be of great value to many soul-searchers...There’s ample insight to be found here, not the least of which is that superheroes have...

Story on PodCastle: Sea City Six


Last year my flash story “The Sea City Six: Where Are They Now?” was published in that marvelous ‘zine Flytrap. (You can read it there for free right now. ) But if you prefer to listen to your stories, I have good news: “Sea City Six (Where Are They Now?)” is in the latest episode of PodCastle, Flash Fiction Extravaganza: Great Power, Greater Responsibilities, read...

Thoughts on X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoilers)


Note: This post contains spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also note: I grew up reading the X-Men and for most of my life, they’ve been my favorite superhero team. I’m invested in this. X-Men: First Class made me incredibly angry and sad, and I hoped that X-Men: Days of Future Past would not show such obvious disdain for woman and people of color. And it doesn’t! But...

Graphic Novel: Cairo


I’ve read so many great books so far this year, and the most recent is one of my favorites: the graphic novel Cairo written by G. Willow Wilson and art by M.K. Perker (Vertigo, 2008). Cairo interweaves the stories of six people (well, five people and a jinn) in a tale of magic, adventure, and romance. I found all the main characters likable almost immediately, a pretty amazing feat...

Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

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