Jessica Plummer

Jessica Plummer has lived her whole life in New York City and yet somehow still hasn't been asked to join the Avengers. When not at her academic publishing day job, or trying to make every movie into a musical through sheer force of will, she bakes, cleans her apartment obsessively, and writes feverishly into the night. She blogs about superhero TV, tween pop culture, and Disney at Jess's (Somewhat) Grown-Up Type Blog. She knows an unnecessary amount of things about Donald Duck. Blog: Jess Plummer Twitter: @Jess_Plummer

Tropes in Capes: Reporter Girlfriends

Every reporter girlfriend owes a debt to the mighty Lois Lane, who made reporters and superheroes indelibly linked in the public mind.

The Flash, Pandemic Burnout, and Me

How returning to a Flash comic published 34 years ago has helped one comics reader navigate pandemic burnout.

First Appearance Flashback: She-Hulk

She-Hulk is the latest to join the ranks of Marvel heroes with shows on Disney+, but how much do you know about her beginnings?

Tropes in Capes: Kid Sidekicks

A history of kid sidekicks in comics, from Robin to Sparky and more.

Why I Love Character Death in Comics (Sometimes)

I know some people get frustrated with the revolving door of death in comics, but I’ve made my peace with it. In fact, I kind of love it.

My Favorite Golden Age Superman Story

Despite the longstanding popularity of Superman, his stories can be hard to write. Enter: The Golden Age writers' ludicrous scenarios.

That Time Harlan Ellison Fought the Justice League

Harlan Ellison is one of the most influential figures in science fiction, and in 1971, he fought the Justice League.

First Appearance Flashback: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be his second headlining movie, but what did his first comic appearance look like?

Comic Book Legend Neal Adams Has Died at 80

From creating iconic superheroes and groundbreaking storylines to fighting for creator rights, Neal Adams was a legendary comic book artist.

There Is One Good Fantastic Four Movie, Actually

In 1962, a Fantastic Four movie was made that by all appearances is amazing. Tragically, we can’t see it, because it took place in a comic.