Author Archives: jess

Books I’m going to order

This one’s for my homies over on Twitter. At the college library I work at, we (quite unexpectedly) have some extra money to spend on books. We (the college) also have classes on horror fiction and film. So I decided … Continue reading

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Annotations to Xerxes #2 are up.

Click on the image to read the annotations. Not as much to write about this time around, although the issue did have enough inventions, fabrications, and floutings of history to keep me busy.

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New comic book annotations by me.

When I heard that Frank Miller was going to be doing another series on ancient Greece–a sort-of sequel to 300–I knew I had to do something. 300 is in my view a reprehensible garbage fire, an oozing sore of Bad History and bad … Continue reading

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Award Eligible Stuff By Me

I actually have two of them this year. “Reverse the Charges,” in Skelos #2 (Winter 2017). “Sexual Harassment in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Communities Survey Results,” Jessnevins.com, Sept. 4, 2017.

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Sexual Harassment in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Communities Survey Results

The science fiction and fantasy community has a problem: sexual harassment and sexual predation by men. I put up a survey recently on the subject. The results, while not surprising, were nonetheless sobering. Of 948 respondents: • 23% had been sexually … Continue reading

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Four new books by me!

With a fifth, the ebook, coming as soon as Amazon completes processing it.   The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Pulp Heroes.       The Encyclopedia of Pulp Adventurers.       The Encyclopedia of Pulp Cowboys.       The … Continue reading

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Coming soon….

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New book by me, out today.

You can buy it from Amazon, from Barnes and Noble, from Indiebound, and from Powells, among other fine bookselling establishments.

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Excerpt from The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger

I’ve got a book coming out at the end of the month: The Evolution of the Costumed Avenger: The 4000-Year History of the Superhero. You can get glimpses of it through Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature, but I felt that I should make … Continue reading

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An interview with Lev Gleason

From the African-American newspaper The People’s Voice (August 5, 1944). Gleason is best known for his comic books during the Golden Age; his most notable character was Jack Binder’s Daredevil. But as this interview shows there was substantially more to Gleason … Continue reading

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