Boys Don’t Cry (But Eric Draven Does)

An uplight portrait of Eric Draven from The Crow.

Maybe you’ve seen the movie. Maybe you’ve only heard about the movie, heard about how it was Brandon Lee’s last performance after a fatal gun accident on set – a true story that only reinforces the tragedy of The Crow. But before any of that, James O’Barr penned the comics, a graphic novel that traces […]

A LOOK AT: The Bounce

When browsing the internet about comics, most of the time it is dominated by comics published by Marvel or DC Comics. Rarely do you see independent comic companies get the spotlight for their publications and stories in mainstream media because of the massive popularity of characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Batman, and Superman, […]

The Forgotten Wonder Woman

In recent years, comic books have enjoyed a return to the center of discussion in popular media thanks to the raging success of Marvel and DC movies. Having just barely missed the perfect age to grow up reading comics myself, I’ve taken a lot of interest in listening to the discussion of inter-textual relationships between […]

WARNING: You Will be in Your Feelings

Pictured here is Maya and an elderly woman sitting by a fountain

by MILEN MEHARI Children and the elderly. These are two demographics that will always get me emotional. They can literally be doing anything, smiling, frowning, laughing, sneezing, sleeping, thinking, and I will find a reason to be emotionally invested and sensitive to them. One of the books we read in class Ghosts (Telgemeier 2016), was so […]

Happy-Go-Lucky Stories? Reading What I Love

Ghosts is probably my favorite graphic novel that we read this semester. Maybe it’s just me, but I am way more drawn to what some might call kiddish comics than those with adult themes. Granted, I am the same way with regular novels. I’d much rather read YA over adult books any day. Moreover, I […]

Black Panther is Overrated (and here’s why) – Part 02

Continuing the same sentiment as the previous article, I’d like to reiterated the same sentiments I had.  I don’t think Black Panther is a bad film, but I simply don’t see it as deserving the overwhelming amount of praise that it has received for many reasons.  In particular, the film isn’t that well thought-out.  A […]

It’s time to point the Finger. Who really wrote Batman?

Self confessed documentary geek here! When in doubt I always go to documentaries, see what ever obscure fact I can find, and increase my knowledge about. This one absolutely blew my mind. As previously mentioned in other posts (I think) I love comic shows and comic movies, but I have never read one until this […]

I Really Like This One

We’ve read some really amazing graphic novels in this class. A Contract with God made me think about expectations from life and the reality of human beings, Watchmen made me consider how time is always running out, how rules and order aren’t always right, and so much more, Fun Home visually showed me the complexity of human relationships and […]