Is it a Game or a Comic? Well, it’s Both

Metal Gear Solid is actually a game series, two of the games have been adapted into a full blown comic, but there is one game that mixes up their mechanics. MGS: Peace Walker uses the regular mechanics for an MGS game, but the cut scenes are completely in a comic book style (possibly because this […]

Does This Count As a Comic?

What do qualities are necessary for something to be deemed a comic strip? Words? Panels? Pictures? We briefly touched on this in class, and I was interested so I wanted to dig into it more. When most people think of comics the Sunday paper pops into their minds. The strips of panels filled with doodles […]

Scott Pilgrim vs Adaptation

Scott Pilgrim is a series of six graphic novels written by Bryan Lee O’Malley from 2004 to 2010. The story is about a boy who falls for a girl named Ramona Flowers. The catch is in order to be with her he must defeat her 7 evil exes. Intended to be over the top and […]

The End: Goodbye Bleach

Throughout the ages drawing and illustration have been a key characteristic of human evolution. When researching and learning about comics and graphic novels, I’ve found that there are a variety of artistic styles concerning comics. One of my favorite forms of this is Manga. This is a Japanese form of comic that is becoming increasingly […]

Old Man Logan and the Revival of Wolverine

Wolverine first appeared in 1974 in issue 180 of The Incredible Hulk. His introduction as a one-off villain quickly snowballed into that of a beloved antihero, and since the late ‘80s he has starred in his own solo comic. The ‘90s saw Wolverine’s popularity peak, as the generation of angst favored characters with a more […]

Harley Quinn: Younger than You Think

Unlike many characters from the Detective Comics Universe, Harley Quinn did not premier in the comic books. Instead, this leading lady was created for Batman: The Animated Series as a female companion for the Joker. Harley first appeared in the episode titled “Jokers Favor” (1992) and has steadily grown in popularity ever sense. In the animated […]

Emily Carroll’s Psychological Webcomic World: Dream or Reality?

Earlier in the semester, we explored Emily Carrol’s first printed graphic novel, Through the Woods. I enjoy horror films because I love being scared and the short-lived adrenaline rush you get from watching something on screen pop up out of nowhere. When reading Through the Woods, it wasn’t so much a fast-paced adrenaline rush I experienced; […]