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My name is Dianna, and I hail from the land of the lakes, aka Michigan. My full time job has me running a writing center, teaching writing classes (hopefully soon teaching a comics course), and doing all sorts of techy things, since that’s what I did in a previous life. At this point in my life, comics are both my passion and my research. I am lucky in that I get to combine my passion into my everyday work. But here at Destroy the Cyborg I get to have fun and chat about what I'm reading. Feel free to chime in on my post, even if it's to tell my how dead wrong I got something.


Comic book publisher Valiant had exactly one new release this week, and for me, it’s one of the most important releases of the year: Faith. Why do I feel so strongly about this release? Because women...

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Pretty Deadly #6 – Finally, It’s HERE

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have been waiting for the return of this comics for MONTHS. I thought it was going to drop back in the summer, and when that didn’t happen, I worried that plans had changed to...

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I’m not sure about you, but when someone writes that “THIS IS THE GREATEST UNTOLD STORY OF THEM ALL” (pg. 1), I expect a LOT. And I know a LOT about many stories told concerning Christmas....

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Art Ops #1

November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

If someone asks me if I want to go to an art museum, I shrug and say “Sure, why not?” Yea, like many, I like art, but I’m not in love with art. I do enjoy myself...

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Two years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing Book 1 of Farlaine the Goblin (here), and I absolutely LOVED it. I’ve read every book in the series, and each one presents new and exciting...

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An Interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kelly Sue DeConnick concerning her work in comics. Specifically, I told her I was most interested in both women creators and women characters in comics, which is...

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So there are times that I’ll admit I get bored with comics. I buy them, then realize I’m two, three, four, or a dozen comics behind in that series and can’t read the one I...

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C2E2: A First-Timers Experience

May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was beyond psyched when I received my press ticket to attend and cover C2E2 in Chicago April 24-26th. I talked my best friend into going with me as long as I would buy her...

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The Realism Challenge: A Review

May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I don’t consider myself artistic in any way, shape, or form, so when offered the chance to review Mark Crilley‘s new book The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism, I...

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Bitch Planet #1-3

May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

So let’s get something straight from the beginning. I don’t like the “B” word. Never have and never will. I’ve used it rarely in either jest or seriousness. If anyone has ever called me one,...

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