Gillian Blum is a writer for The Direct with a particular love for comics — both Marvel and DC — Percy Jackson and theme parks. She enjoys being able to bring her comics insight to conversations about superhero films, especially when it comes to Spider-Man and Nightwing.
Originally from Baltimore, Gillian is a student at New York University where she is studying journalism and politics. She is currently serving as Deputy Managing Editor for NYU's student paper, Washington Square News.
You can find Gillian on Twitter @GillianBlum for updates, articles, puns or to just say hello!
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