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

First Appearance Flashback: Thor

We know Marvel's Thor now as the lovable space-dwelling god of thunder, but his start in comics was completely different.

First Appearance Flashback: Batman

In this series, I look at the first appearances of iconic superheroes to see what’s familiar and what’s goofy as heck. Today: Batman!

Breaking Down DC’s 2022 Teaser Trailer

Here's what we know so far about the the upcoming The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom movies.

Did Supergirl Really Date Her Horse?

This is actually a story of a teenage girl being groomed and manipulated by a much (much, much) older man. Y’all, it’s creepy.

A Brief History of Vampires in Comics

From the banning of vampire comics to the new Morbius movie, here's how vampires have appeared in Western comics in the last 100 years.

You Will Never Understand Comics (and That’s Okay)

Picture it: you're all set to finally get acquainted with a comic series. You start reading and you're lost! Now what?

First Appearance Flashback: Spider-Man

“Spider-Man” is hyphenated (as it is today) in the logo but not the narration box, and not for the rest of the issue.

First Appearance Flashback: Hawkeye

With the new show on Disney+, now's the time to learn of Hawkeye's more narcissistic and villainous origins.

It’s Time to Stop Being Surprised That Comics Are Jewish

Jewishness in comics is continually presented as a shocking fact no one knows. It's time to stop being surprised that comics are Jewish.

Revisiting Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything

“For the Man Who Has Everything” is a Superman story by Alan Moore that is considered a classic, but is it worthy of its praise?