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

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.

Reboots, Retcons, and More: A Comics Explainer

If you're wondering what a "retcon" is or just how and why comics can jump from issue #14 to #642, we've got just the explainer for you.

Why Is Whitewashing Still Happening in Comics?

Comics continue to have a whitewashing problem and it needs to be addressed. It's a systemic issue that needs to be nipped in the bud.

The Lost Art of Comics Corner Boxes

The history of comics corner boxes is basically the history of superhero comics, but only one inch tall.

The Weird World of Celebrity Comics

How odd do you think comics made for ~20 years about Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis got? If you guessed "pretty odd," you'd be right.