- Buzzfeed kicks us off with a list of women who, despite having to survive disaster scenarios, still manage to keep their armpits shaved. You know, like women should.
- Lumberjanes #8 just came out, ending the comic’s first run. (Don’t worry! There will be more!) [Autostraddle]
- Aeon has a piece on the history of the zombie, the monster’s cultural impact, and how it has, in recent years, acquired a heart and a mind.
- The Atlantic asks what happens when dystopian stories don’t touch on real-world oppression.
- Storm’s solo series is in danger of getting canceled, and Comic Book Resources isn’t going to let it happen without a fight. #SaveStorm.
- Slate has a piece on horror films that depict motherhood, including recent Australian export The Babadook (I can also vouch that it’s pretty scary).
- Incidentally, the Mary Sue has a couple movie reviews, one of the aforementioned The Babadook, and one of the Iranian vampire film I mentioned earlier, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
- And more stuff from the Mary Sue! They report on Rat Queens illustrator Roc Upchurch’s recent arrest for battery, and how he will no longer be working on the comic.
- They also take Nickelodeon to task for so obnoxiously botching the job where Legend of Korra is concerned. The avatar and her fans deserved better.
Top image by Daniela Santaella.