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.
  • Clean Room #3 Review

    When a series maintains a debut as strong as Clean Room, it can become a serious challenge to continue conveying the same level of excitement and urgency in an effective way, but what Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt are achieving here is a rapidly spreading bloodstain. The exact location...
  • Harley Quinn #23 Review

    This entry is a prime example of how quickly and effectively Conner and Palmiotti can shift gears from outlandish humour to chilling violence as Mason Macabre and the mayor’s wrath over his son’s murder returns to the forefront. Things kick off in typical screwball style with Harley and Cy’s...
  • Batgirl #46 Review

    The Eggplant Avenger comes bounding into Burnside this issue, bringing not only her bad self but the supporting cast of Genevieve Valentine’s Catwoman run along for the ride. If you’re still in mourning at the end of Selina’s time at the head of the Calabrese family, this issue will...
  • Batman and Robin Eternal #11 Review

    Past a gorgeously psychedelic cover from Guillem March, the revelations come fast and furious this issue as Dick and Harper, believing they’ve tracked down David Cain, instead come face to face with The Sculptor, the woman Mother utilized to psychologically mold her children. Lucky for them however, she put...
  • Batman #47 Review

    The bat’s out of the bag this issue as Duke forces Bruce into a reckoning with the one part of his past he’s been avoiding since his “death” at the close of Endgame while Jim discovers to his dismay that the Bloom problem is much bigger than he’d anticipated....
  • Catwoman #47 Review

    Reminding us that Selina is an outdoor cat at heart, Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda pick up from her ride out of Gotham at the close of Genevieve Valentine’s run to put her in New York for a classic heist story for the perfect palate cleanser. The new team’s...
  • Starfire #7 Review

    Kori talking to a dolphin is a great way to open an issue of Starfire because I too make high pitched squeaking noises beyond the comprehension of human ears whenever I open the latest issue. Key West has become a sanctuary for Kori, somewhere for her to find her...
  • Harley Quinn’s Little Black Book #1

    It’s another Conner/Palmiotti Harley Quinn comic, which we all needed more than anything else because reasons. Amusingly enough, the mythology of this new bimonthly series is that the fine folks at DC were so enamored with Harley’ perennial sales success (and maybe probably the fact that she will be...
  • It’s Canon, Not Stucky That Needs to Go

    Yesterday, Comic Book Resources and The Mary Sue posted two very different, yet equally revealing perspectives on how fans of Marvel’s film and television adaptations take up apocryphal readings of the characters. At TMS, Maddy Myers expounded on the budding fandom surrounding Jessica Jones’ villain, Kilgrave, known to comic...