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Not A Convert

Many of the people who have taken this class are (understandably) already comic book fans. Before this class, I had never read a comic strip/book in my life, so I tried to come into this class with an open mind. … Continue reading

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The Superhero’s Back Story

Of the late, I’ve come across several superhero movies that have all centered around the protagonist coming into his powers, rather than thrusting the audience into the mythos in the middle. Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man and the upcoming Man of … Continue reading

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Cosplay and Fandom

Throughout this course, I have come across the term “cosplay” several times, which I have found out, basically just means “costume play.” But this is a step up from kids dressing up on Halloween. If it done right, that is. … Continue reading

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What is the Appeal of Manga/Anime?

As someone who always thought cartoons were for children, the enormous manga/anime fandom has baffled me for quite some time. When I think of anime, I think of her:     As a teenager, I always admitted that I loved certain … Continue reading

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