Occulted is challenging to characterize. It’s a memoir that makes you screech in rage at adults. But you also root for the child to escape and flourish.
I turned to the first page of Big Ethel Energy with a tinge of excitement. In this comic from Archie Comics, the first couple of pages, written by Keryl Brown Ahmed and inks by Siobhan Keenan, I knew this would be a page-turner and a reread. The story follows Ethel Muggs from Riverdale as she decides to return to the town she left seven years ago to write a book on the town’s history. Ethel is relatable for any adult who felt unseen or bullied in school. Full of moments of humor, discomfort, and strength, Big Ethel Energy Volume 1 is the kind of story you dread reaching the last page.
While the first Wonder Woman was decent and certainly had entertaining moments, the sequel takes on too much and creates such a confusing mix that it’s impossible to feel invested in the film. The dialogue isn’t memorable, the music misplaced, and characters feel one dimensional despite attempts to make them more. This is popcorn entertainment …