Monthly Archives: March 2013

Going Mad

While many of you have spoken up in class as a way to describe your passion for comics, I thought I would use this post to share where one of my interests came from. It wasn’t browsing through a local … Continue reading

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Hatsune Miku, the Power of Image

  Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, what do all these names have in common? They are all prevalent characters developed within the American comic book/animation industry. Recently in class we have talked about the power of public interest … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Panel Size and Page Design

Throughout the last century, comics have gone through numerous changes in the way it is presented. From black and white newspaper comic strips, to the creation of graphic novels, to the introduction of web comics, the medium of comics has … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

Just when I started to love Bruce Wayne’s spoiled, bratty, and downright obnoxious little bastard Damian Wayne, Grant Morrison goes right ahead and kills the new Robin. Well he didn’t personally kill him, a Damian clone did, but it was … Continue reading

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Portrayal of Gay Characters in Comic Books Today

During our first class of this course the subject of Batman and Robin came up in regards to them often being perceived as homosexual. Now I would have no problem with this if it wasn’t for the fact that the … Continue reading

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What Really Was the Point of Creating Darth Vader and Son? (Now Followed by Vader’s Little Princess)

To digress, the Jeffrey Brown portrayed in class was one of animosity and emotional instability, as seen throughout his autobiographical work, Unlikely. In this comic, Brown tells the story of how he lost his virginity in a diary-like fashion that … Continue reading

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Should Classic Pieces of Literature Be Converted Into Graphic Novels?

It is a common debate among the public whether classic pieces of literature should be changed into graphic novels. Is this project beneficial for society, or is it damaging? Some individuals may argue that it provides children with an excuse … Continue reading

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Throwback: The Beano

First published in 1938 by D.C. Thomas & Co., The Beano is an old British children’s comic featuring some iconic characters including Dennis the Menace (and Gnasher), Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids. The Beano features juvenile characters … Continue reading

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The Last Woman On Earth

After reading Y The Last Man, I found myself wondering, what if the opposite happened? Would anyone read a comic about a woman named Xandra who had survived the semi-apocalyptic-gender-genocide? What would happen in that story and who would write … Continue reading

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Defining The Modern-Day Villain

Growing up as a child you were oftentimes bombarded with the question: Who is your favorite superhero? This was a rather difficult question for me to answer, as I tended to devote most of my focus towards the villains.  The … Continue reading

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