Critical Kate

is creating essays about the history of comics and video games

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About Critical Kate

Hi, I'm "Critical Kate" Willaert (pronounced "WILL-ert"), and I love researching forgotten history.

I also love comic books and video games, and I especially love researching the forgotten history of my favorite hobbies. BTW, did you know I was born the day Nintendo released the Famicom in Japan? True story. (Sega released their first console the same day.)

I originally started A Critical Hit! in 2011 as a place for my friends and I to write reviews about games were were playing.

The site got side-tracked by my day job, where I spent a large chunk of the decade creating infographics about superheroes (and sometimes gaming heroes), which appeared on AV Club, Kotaku,, and numerous other news blogs.

I also wrote about history for The Comics Beat and the Video Game History Foundation.

But now I've revived A Critical Hit! with a focus on historical essays about comic books, video games, and related geek culture. These essays require a lot of time-consuming research, which is why I'm asking for you support. 


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