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Painting the Joker: A Look at the Varying Stylistic Approaches to the Joker

The Joker has always been a villain of high intrigue as part of the Batman’s crime-fighting history; since Heath Leger’s memorable dark portrayal – all the more so.  He is always portrayed as a criminal master-mind, but the details of … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Batman

First off this started out as a response to who would win in a battle, Superman or Batman, but while writing my comment I realized I had a little bit more than I thought I had to say about Batman. … Continue reading

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“After Just Now”

Postmodernism seems to be a theory that many people are weary of. …And I am not quite sure why. Let me begin with stating that the word modernism comes from the Latin word “modo,” which literally means “just now.” Therefore, postmodernism … Continue reading

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The Hierarchy of Art Strikes Again!

We’ve all experienced the comic book to film conversion. It makes sense that cinema and comics go hand in hand when you consider their base components of images and words (or in film’s case sound). The action of Avengers comics, … Continue reading

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Evolving Comic Books

To expand on what we discussed about it class the other day about different forms of comics in art, I am going to look into where it seems comic books are heading these days. First thing to do would be … Continue reading

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Art in Comics

For me personally, it has to be a good story for me to keep reading, and if it has not grabbed my attention and interest by about the 10th page, I have to stop. I am the same way with … Continue reading

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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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