Critical Hits and Misses #7: July 29, 2016

  • It was announced at SDCC this week that Disney’s upcoming Moana will not feature a love interest for the titular character.  As Bustle writer Kaitlin Reilly notes, this is not the first time a Disney princess has remained or ended up single (Elsa, Merida and Pocahontas are all single at the end of their films), but it is still an important message for little girls that you do not need to be married off at sixteen to be accomplished.

  • Jack Davis has died at the age of 91.  Comics Alliance delivers a touching obituary reflecting on his work.

  • A small group of comic creators birthed #BlackHeroesMatter at SDCC this year, highlighting the lack of diversity in both comics and their adaptations, and the importance of representation.

  • Humble Bundle is currently offering several Vampire: The Masquerade Revised supplement books at sweet low prices.

  • Jenni Avins breaks down Bill Clinton’s fetching pantsuit that he wore at the DNC to honor his wife Hilary Clinton’s nomination.