Emma Houxbois

Emma Houxbois

Emma Houxbois is a fiercely queer trans woman from the wilds of Canada, most recently spotted in the Pacific Northwest. She is a two time IWC Women's World Champion and has written about comics for the web since 2005 for sites including Playboy, Bitch Media, and Graphic Policy.
  • All New Wolverine #3 Review

    If there’s one thing that All New Wolverine is about, that’s family. It’s not really something that the title wears on its sleeve, but more of a quiet insistence that runs as an undercurrent throughout the story. There’s no agonizing or deliberation about how Laura sees Logan anymore. In...
  • Beauties #1 Review

    It’s not hard to build consensus around the fact that Angela Carter is the strongest and most influential voice in how we examine western fairytales, but while she is most warmly remembered for slicing them open and holding up their darkest and most patriarchal impulses up to the harsh...
  • Black Canary #6 Review

    Truth be told, I was pretty much set on Black Canary being the best monthly title of 2015 by the third issue, but with Annie Wu’s return on interiors, there’s a very specific case to be made that no one but she, Brenden Fletcher, Lee Loughridge, and Steve Wands...
  • Jem and the Holograms #10 Review

    As the focus moves to the aftermath of Pizzazz’s accident at the climax of last issue, Rio takes center stage, giving us a wealth of insight into his identity as a journalist and the inner workings of the Misfits. This issue is an immediate jump up from the previous...
  • The Dark Knight 3 The Master Race #2 Review

    As Carrie matches wits with Yindel in the main event and Lara spars with her mother in the Eduardo Risso drawn minicomic, legacy and parenting weigh heavily on the second issue of DK3, or at least until the titular master race make their first appearance. After nearly a month...
  • Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1 Review

    It’s oddly ironic for a comic whose title provides critical information about the nature of the story it intends to tell to come out at a time when the titles of Marvel comics seem to be at their most meaningless, but Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat isn’t quite so much...
  • Batman & Robin Eternal #12 Review

    Batman & Robin Eternal may seem like an odd title to pick out to be a moment for sober reflection, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is the territory that the title and its architects have staked out for it. As this issue in particular dives deeper than...
  • Fight Club 2 #8 Review

    For well over a decade a major question hovering over a certain segment of the comics readership has been who would step up to capture the legacy of The Invisibles as Morrison had originally intended. As discussed in my exploration of Black Mask’s Young Terrorists, he wanted the general...
  • The Comics Industry is Totally Okay With Repeatedly Failing Trans Women

    I can keenly recall the feeling of my stomach lurching when I read the words “transgender robot bodyguard” in the solicitations for Prez #6 because it didn’t feel anything remotely like shock or surprise. It just felt inexorable. On the whole, 2015 was a big year for increased visibility...