Kiss and Kill: Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

Kiss and Kill: Vixens, Vamps & Vipers

By J.C. Macek III

Although the Golden Age of Comic Books gave us strong, independent and heroic women, the same era also showed a darker side -- villainous women punished for attempting to rise. 3 Jun 2015 // 8:00 AM

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'Day of Anger' Is a Spaghetti Western Oedipus

// Short Ends and Leader

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