The Weekly Read – Oct 24th


Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Jennifer Walters returns, comic anthology for Orlando, and Hermione is the best.


1. Mariko Tamaki launches a new Jennifer Walters Hulk series for Marvel | AVClub
“Jennifer Walters has had a rough summer. She suffered near-fatal injuries and the death of her cousin, Bruce “The Hulk” Banner, in the pages of Marvel’s Civil War II crossover event, and that trauma is the foundation of Walters’ new ongoing series debuting in December from writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Nico Leon. Hulk will explore how Walters’ turbulent emotional state impacts her efforts to resume her life as a lawyer and superhero, and ditching the She-Hulkmarks a major shift for the character in the Marvel Universe.”

‘This One Summer’ author tackles She-Hulk for Marvel.

2. The Politics of Pockets | Racked
“Much has been written about how sexism dictates whether a garment gets usable pockets. While class unquestionably plays a part, men’s clothing tends to have capacious, visible pockets; women’s clothing tends to have small pockets, if any at all. Content with their pockets, men have little to say about them, but women have been complaining about the inadequacy of their pockets for more than a century. “One supremacy there is in men’s clothing… its adaptation to pockets,” Charlotte P. Gilman wrote for the New York Times in 1905. She continues, “Women have from time to time carried bags, sometimes sewn in, sometimes tied on, sometimes brandished in the hand, but a bag is not a pocket.””

The importance of pockets in clothing and why you should care about the history.


3. Comic Book Artists Create Publication to Honor Orlando Victims | NYTimes
“The comic book community is coming together to help the victims of the Orlando shooting. In December, DC Comics and IDW Publishing will publish “Love Is Love,” a 144-page comic book whose proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and its fund for those affected by the June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida.”

Out this December, helping Equality Florida.

4. 3,000-Year-Old Cooking Mistake Revealed | Seeker
Archaeologists in Denmark have found evidence of a 3,000 year-old cooking mistake that casts some light into the everyday life of Scandinavian Bronze Age people.

Clear evidence for one of the most common mistakes in the kitchen – burning food — lay in a clay pot that was excavated in central Jutland, Denmark.

When you try to cover up your mistakes but they are found centuries later by archeologists and highly documented for the world.


5 . Hermione Granger: More Than a Sidekick | Tor
“Here’s the thing with Hermione: she’s always there. She’s always performing the ceaseless emotional labor that Harry and Ron require. She does the heavy emotional lifting so that Harry can continue to Hero all over the place and Ron can continue to sidekick. She is always there, even when she’s angry, even when she’s being horribly mistreated. She’s loyal to a fault, unwavering, unflinching. She’s patient.”

Hermione, the biggest unsung hero of the entire Potter franchise.


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