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The Ithacan

Fans of comic books are gearing up for the 46th annual ITHACON from April 22–23. The convention and the students behind it pride themselves on creating a convention experience by fans, for fans.

Annual comic convention is ‘the little guy’ once more

By Rowan Keller Smith, Contributing Writer April 12, 2023
On the posters advertising ITHACON, Ithaca College's annual comic book convention, the slogan “Proud to be the little guy” serves as a testament to the convention's history and values.
Joker goes beyond being a traditional comic book movie, offering a thrilling, psychological experience that captures the troubling back alleys of society.

Review: DC offers a gritty look at the Clown Prince of Crime

By Antonio Ferme October 22, 2019

In 2008, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” changed the comic book movie genre forever. The film won many awards, most notably an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role awarded posthumously...

Deadpool 2, Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You and Solo: A Star Wars Story are some of the most significant movies released in 2018. Either culturally or artistically, these four films are represent a diverse range of ideas and tones.

Reviews from the summer season

By Antonio Ferme, Arleigh Rodgers, and Jake Leary August 30, 2018
Ithacan writers review a selection of summer's biggest blockbusters and most complicated arthouse films.
Logan is the final chapter in the Wolverine story — The film is a violent, gritty and satisfying conclusion to nearly two-decades of character drama.

Review: ‘Logan’ slices through comic book movie tradition

By Colin Tessier, Contributing Writer March 7, 2017
"Logan" balances violence, humor and emotion to create a realistic depiction of a man who has lost his will to live.
Deja View: Lego Batman and Race in Hollywood

Deja View: ‘Lego Batman’ and Race in Hollywood

By Kendyl Bennett February 14, 2017

In the first part of this week's episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Silas White to discuss his review of "The Lego Batman Movie." Then,...

Kristiina Korpus ’13 speaks April 5 at Ithacon, a comic book convention in Ithaca that was hosted at Ithaca College this year. Korpus spoke about the history of women in comic books and their controversial depictions.

Ithacon speaker discusses female comic tropes

By Tylor Colby, Staff Writer April 9, 2014
Kristiina Korpus '13 gave a talk on April 5 at Ithacon discussing sexism in Japanese anime. Staff Writer Tylor Colby sat down with Korpus to further discuss her thoughts regarding female representation in comic books.

A week in photos — Mar. 7, 2013

By Ithacan Staff March 7, 2013
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Comic convention carries crowd to Commons

By Evin Billington, Staff Writer March 6, 2013
The 38th Ithacon gathered comic book and cartoon enthusiasts of all generations to Funky Junk Ithaca on The Commons on March 3.

Audio Slideshow: Ithacon’s 38th Annual Convention

By Qina Liu March 6, 2013
"Startrek: Deep Space 9" actor J.G. Hertzler spends time at the 38th annual Comic Book Collection of Ithaca, also known as Ithacon, and talks about his experience.
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