Briefly: Out this week, the new free-to-play mobile game where you play as teenager versions of Earth's Mightiest Heroes has a clever wink at a Nintendo character's iconic super-attack. Jokes aside, it seems like Avengers Academy is unfortunately exploitative at first blush. Kotaku's Mike Fahey will have a deeper look at the game in the coming days.
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I was only recently informed that, by luck or (most likely) by virtue of some promotion, burgers will be arriving in our office today. So for this week's Off Topic, it seems more apt than ever to ask people to dive into their memories. Memories about burgers, of course.
For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male, a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle's work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its frank and powerful portrayals of everyday life for trans youth, the artist has recently become a victim of a targeted attack from online trolls, who have sent her death threats and doxxed her personal information such as her address in an attempt to scare her.