In Your Face Jam
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Wed, May 15th, 2013
- The X-Men Made Me A Feminist
Upon reflecting on his two decades of being an X-Men fan, Brett realizes the lessons he's learned from Marvel's ever-evolving group of mutant outcasts.
Wed, May 8th, 2013
- He-Man and the Masters of the Pants
Brett has a bit of a problem with DC Comics covering up He-Man with the character's new costume, and the general trend towards the ever-growing fabric imprisonment of male heroes' legs.
Wed, May 1st, 2013
- Lessons Learned at the Stumptown Comics Festival
Brett returns from a trip to Oregon for the Stumptown Comics Festival and is ready to unpack both his suitcase and his thoughts about Portland, the comic book capital of the United States.
Wed, April 24th, 2013
- Rules For Enjoying Your Summer Superhero Movies
Brett shares five things that hyper-critical comic book fans need to accept before seeing this year's slate of movies adapting or otherwise based on comic books.
Wed, April 17th, 2013
- The Maggott Defense
This week, Brett White finally writes a column explaining that every character, even the much-maligned, one-time X-Man Maggott, has potential.
Wed, April 10th, 2013
- This Controversy Is A Rerun
Brett White tackles the latest in a long line of controversies, this time surrounding the furor over the the belief Apple rejected an issue of "Saga."
Wed, April 3rd, 2013
- Mutants Are Metaphor
Brett dissects the reactions evoked by the recent controversy around Havok's "M word" speech in "Uncanny Avengers" #5, looking at the larger issue from his own viewpoint and experiences with Marvel's X-Men.
Wed, March 27th, 2013
- "Batman '66" Is What The Industry Needs
Brett White explains how the new digital-first "Batman '66" comic by Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case is a retro throwback that may actually mean a lot for the future of comics.
Wed, March 20th, 2013
- I Buy Too Many Comics
Writer Brett White addresses his comic book buying addiction and makes incredibly dated Nickelodeon references in this week's edition of IN YOUR FACE JAM.
Wed, March 13th, 2013
- Comics Don't Have To Matter
Brett wonders why comic book fans are so obsessed with what "matters" and what doesn't, pointing out that some of the best comics published now and in the past were those that "didn't matter."
Wed, March 6th, 2013
- Nostalgia & Comic Book Trading Cards
Picking up on recent pop culture resurgences and cues, Brett reminisces about the trading card boom of the 1990s and practically begs a comic company to produce a decent set again.
Wed, February 27th, 2013
- Who is Marvel's Wonder Woman?
Brett White dug deep into "The Numbers" to determine the definitive answer to one of fandom's most often asked questions: Who is Marvel's Wonder Woman?
Wed, February 20th, 2013
- I'm Never Selling These Things
Writer Brett White takes a look at his comic book collection and reconsiders his priorities when it comes to storing and keeping his single issues.
Wed, February 13th, 2013
- The Real Comic Book Community
The response to the Orson Scott Card controversy has given writer Brett White a peek at what the real comic book community is like.
Wed, February 6th, 2013
- Support Your Female Comic Book Leads
After looking at Marvel's recent sales figures, writer Brett White went into a possibly over-reactive panic about the publisher's female-led ongoing series and decided to write a call-to-arms.
Wed, January 30th, 2013
- Uncanny X-Revelations
Brett White places his bets on the plot of Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” film, explaining how his mind has changed regarding continuity.
Wed, January 23rd, 2013
- I Support Jenny Olsen
This week, Brett discusses Jimmy Olsen's rumored gender-switch in director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel," explaining why, if it's true, this is a step forward.
Wed, January 16th, 2013
- Why X-Force?
Not unlike like Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Brett steps into the spotlight this week to explain to us all what X-Force is really all about.
Wed, January 9th, 2013
- The Best Colorists of 2012
This week, Brett gives some attention where it's due, calling out his top five colorists of 2012: Bettie Breitweiser, Matt Hollingsworth, Fiona Staples, Dean White and Jordie Bellaire.
Wed, January 2nd, 2013
- Comic Book Resolutions for 2013
A new year means resolutions, and Brett White has a couple of big comic book related ones he desperately needs comic book fandom to hold him to.
Wed, December 26th, 2012
- Lessons From Strangers
Columnist Brett White has just returned from his Christmas vacation, wherein he got a little taste of how the other half lives.
Wed, December 19th, 2012
- For Those Who Make Death Threats…
In the wake of people making death threats over a thing with two staples and pages with Spider-Man drawn on them, Brett White takes the aforementioned social media abusers to task.
Wed, December 12th, 2012
- I Want To Care About Superman
After seeing the trailer for "Man of Steel," Brett White looks inward and examines his super-apathy towards the first superhero, Superman.
Wed, December 5th, 2012
- What I Learned From "Generation X"
Brett White revisits Scott Lobdell and Chris Bachalo's "Generation X," a favorite from his childhood, and learned something other than fact that "chromium" can be used to describe a comic book cover.
Wed, November 28th, 2012
- The Rules of Collecting
Brett White spent his Thanksgiving vacation in the trenches (a.k.a. "comic book shops") and reports back with the rules he devised for staying alive (a.k.a. "not going broke").
Wed, November 14th, 2012
- Don't Break My Fandom
The Internet nearly broke earlier this week after another misogynistic screed over female cosplayers became the topic du jour, and Brett White asks the question: How does this keeps happening?
Wed, November 7th, 2012
- I Love Comics
This week, Brett hops down from the pulpit and raps, real honest-like, with you guys about why he loves comics and why his emotional bond with the medium makes him take them so seriously.
Wed, October 31st, 2012
- Prioritizing Star Wars
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York resident Brett White finds it difficult to get worked up over yesterday's announcement of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Wed, October 24th, 2012
- Dealing with ("Iron Man 3") Haters
The "Iron Man 3" trailer's release has brought back the most ugly part of fandom: the Haters. Brett White tries to come to terms with this subgroup and urges everyone to stop treating their opinions as fact.
Wed, October 17th, 2012
- Female Cosplayers Are People Too
This year, Brett White changed his past opinions of cosplayers and urges every other fan with preconceived negative notions to do the same, for the betterment of mankind. Seriously.
Wed, October 10th, 2012
- Rules for New York Comic Con
Brett White lays down his laws for those attending New York Comic Con this weekend, though they're pretty much applicable for any convention from now through infinity.
Wed, October 3rd, 2012
- "Avengers vs. X-Men" Got Something Very Right
In the wake of the just-completed "Avengers vs. X-Men," Brett realizes that this year's big Marvel event actually accomplished something that no previous event has.
Wed, September 26th, 2012
- What I Learned From "The Avengers"
Brett takes a breather while re-watching "The Avengers" to break down the valuable writing lessons that can be taken away from the film. Also, this is another excuse for him to write about "The Avengers."
Wed, September 19th, 2012
- The New 52 Worked
Brett White comes clean about his past comic book bias and explains the effect that DC's New 52 has had on him since it launched twelve months ago.
Wed, September 12th, 2012
- Billy the Vampire Slayer
Dark Horse Comics is introducing the first gay, male Slayer. SPOILER ALERT: Brett White praises this decision as a bold step towards gender inclusiveness and attempts to silence the haters.
Wed, September 5th, 2012
- Women Avengers... Assemble?
Marvel's "Avengers" #1 covers feature a surprising lack of female superheroes. Brett White discusses why this troubles him while -- and this point can't be made clearly enough -- accusing no one of sexism.
Wed, August 29th, 2012
- Fans - The Next Generation
There's a new generation of comic book fans coming of age and they aren't getting their superhero fix in traditional ways. Brett White explains (with the help of his nephews) what this means for the future.
Wed, August 22nd, 2012
- What's In a (Rebooted) Number?
In the face of another slew of new #1s by way of the upcoming Marvel NOW! relaunches, Brett White tries to figure out if complicated numbering does the industry more harm than good.
Wed, August 15th, 2012
- A Couple of Real-Life Superheroes
This week, Brett White examines his definition of a superhero and realizes that it doesn't take superpowers to right wrongs, nor does one have to be a fictional, costumed character.
Wed, August 8th, 2012
- Life Lesson Learning with Deadpool
In Brett White's weekly column debut, the writer and life-long comic book fan explores the history of and lessons learned from Marvel's favorite Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool.