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3 Reasons Why Sandman: A Dream of a Thousand cats is the Greatest Comic Ever

1. Original Story. A Dream of a Thousand Cats is nothing if not unique. If Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns redefined comic books, this story could be said to be reinventing them. The uniqueness is not that it ignores … Continue reading

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Iron Man: The Invincible War Propaganda

Ironman has undergone various changes since his inception in the early 1960s. His costume has changed, his writers have changed, and his character has changed. Interestingly, what hasn’t seemed to change is the characters use. In the 1960 comic book, … Continue reading

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Batman’s Origin, Why and how does it change?

Batman has had many different origin stories. Two of our class readings, (Batman Chronicles and Year One), offer different tales of Batman’s origin. The variations between the two are striking. What is more intriguing is how recent film adaptations have … Continue reading

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Are Comics Crap?

In the first class Dr. Beaty stated that the majority of comics were ‘crap’. This immediately intrigued me as I always understood comic books to be a heavily under rated form of literature. While I heartily agree there is a … Continue reading

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