Amy Maynard

Amy Louise Maynard is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis is primarily focused on Australian comic book production. She graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts: Honours in 2011. She has written for publications such as PopMatters and What Culture (a full list can be found at HERE). She is the Australian news correspondent for As well as Australian comics, Amy has also written an essay for the journal ASIATIC on Shakespeare being adapted into manga, and presented a paper at the 2nd Global Conference on Graphic Novels, hosted by, about the cultural capital of Batman graphic novels in the 1980s.


© Jem YoshiokaIt’s a Hard Life Out There for a Fan

Tellingly, I was going to title this article, ‘It’s a Hard Life Out There for a Lady Fan’. But then I realised, that’s stupid. There are men, there are ladies, and then there are fans,… [more]

The-Goon-vol-1Celebrating 15 Years of Cult Classic The Goon

After going through three publishing houses, multiple collaborations, and the eternal wrath of “Margaret Snodgrass”, The Goon has reached its 15th anniversary (or ‘gooniversary’, as creator Eric Powell punned on Twitter). I personally love The… [more]

Batman SupermanWhat Batman vs. Superman Could Get Right (And Wrong)

Last year when Man of Steel came out, I was reminded of the line uttered by Chastity (Gabrielle Union) in 10 Things I Hate About You: “I know you can be overwhelmed… and you can… [more]

Scott LobdellWhy We Shouldn’t Have to Play Detective When it Comes to “DB,” or Why Douchebags Need to Be Named and Shamed

On December 18th, MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22, posted an article on popular feminist website It detailed how she was publicly humiliated and heckled by a heterosexual man… [more]


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