shathley Q
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PopMatters Comics Editor

AB-, ENTJ, PhD: shathley Q is deeply moved by the emotional connection we build with our perpetual fictions, and hopes to answer for that somehow, somehow. He holds a Doctorate in Literary and Cultural Theory. His writings have appeared in Joss Whedon: the Complete Companion and Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men, as well as regularly on PopMatters. Like a kid in a china shop, he microblogs as @uuizardry on Twitter. Or hit him up directly on shathleyq@popmatters.com.

Features // 184 Articles
Reviews // 238 Articles
Blogs // 159 Articles
//Features

Cars That Will Kill You, An 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Triptych Finalé | 8 May 2015 // 3:15 AM

Thus far, we've seen director Joss Whedon leverage the history of comics fandom and of Hollywood film in a grand and postmodern experiment. Here's why.

Avengers Age of Ultron, a Triptych's Second Frame | 29 Apr 2015 // 12:20 AM

Avengers: Age of Ultron is an amazing spectacle and there's very little you don't see. But if there is something unnoticed, it might be how seamlessly Whedon crafts the movie into the history of Hollywood.

//Reviews

The Face in the Puddle | 4 May 2015 // 4:30 AM

The central image of Spawn #251, the reflection of the monster in a puddle, speaks volumes about both the comics industry, and ourselves.

An Elegant Hack: "Batman #35" | 5 Nov 2014 // 3:00 AM

Batman #35 shows how current writer Scott Snyder manages to subtly subvert the New 52's narrative vector.

//Blogs

The Past Was Always With Us: Exclusive Preview of “GI Zombie #6” | 26 Jan 2015 // 5:42 AM

You wouldn’t think it, but Star Spangled War Stories, featuring G. I. Zombie #6 confronts us, by way of Watchmen, with issues at the heart of the history of comics.

Games with Borders: Exclusive Preview of "Unwritten Apocalypse #11" | 24 Nov 2014 // 4:05 AM

Sometimes you can't divorce the good and the bad in your memory, and when it comes to comics, that's a good thing.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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