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Returning From the Grave: You’re Doing it Right

17 years after the Death in the Family story arc, writer Judd Winick brings the dead Robin, back to life. With help from Super-boy Prime altering time or “setting things right,” and the Lazarus Pit, the former Boy Wonder returns … Continue reading

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A Death in the Family

Something had to be done about Jason Todd. Introduced in 1983, Todd was created to fill the void that Robin #1, Dick Grayson, left behind when he graduated to Nightwing. Jason, at first, was a carbon-copy of the original Grayson; … Continue reading

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Mainstream Perceptions of Comics and Comic Culture

I know for sure there is one post somewhere below mine about this, perhaps others, but to be frank I’m too tried to check. I wrote this a while back and wanted to wait till the class lecture to post … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Batman and the American Comic Book Industry

There is no doubt that the evolution of American comic books has been predominantly shaped by economic factors, with emerging industries striving to make a profit. In Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books, Jean-Paul Gabilliet … Continue reading

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The Development of Comics: What is a Comic?

When was the first comic formed? The first problem in answering this question is the lack of any concrete definition for what a comic really is, which results in countless debate, and no definitive answer to be agreed upon. Modern … Continue reading

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The Portrayal of Time in Comics

In the comic “Waiting” by Maurice Vellekoop, there are four panels, with each one being set in a different season. What is fascinating about this piece is that each panel is set in the same location and perspective overlooking a … Continue reading

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