Reading Comics on Kindle, Better Than the Physical Copy?

Many comics and manga are now available in electronic versions. These electronic versions can be bought through Kindle and are readily available whenever a customer wants to purchase them. As a result of Covid-19 I have been buying all my comics and novels through Kindle, to avoid waiting for packages to be delivered and going […]

Dr. Manhattan: New Age Apollo?

When talking about Dr. Manhattan’s love life, it is evident that he has been very unlucky in lasting relationships. From Janey Slater to Laurie Juspeczyk, Jon Osterman (aka Dr. Manhattan) has been unable to keep his girlfriends by his side. Many factors contribute to his inability to connect, but the one I want to focus […]

Ozymandias, Griffith, and the Greater Good

Disclaimer: Due to the sheer length and depth of both of these works, I have had to skip over some details of plot and character development involving Ozymandias and Griffith. Also spoilers ahead for Watchmen and Berserk. One of the essential parts of any story is the antagonist, someone with bad intentions for the reader to root […]

My Favorite Thing Is Illustrations

As someone who desperately wishes they were a good artist, my favorite part of this class has been analyzing the illustrations of the graphic novels and comics. I think it’s truly astounding how talented all of the illustrators are, and I love seeing how each work is entirely different from the next. For example, Alison […]

Watchmen and Snyder’s Secretly Satirical Slo-Mo

I find Zack Snyder to be a fairly misunderstood director. Audiences often deride his films, calling them visually impressive, but thematically hollow. 300, Sucker Punch, and Watchmen are the three most prominent examples used in such an argument. Yet, I would argue that all of these films have a more subversive, satirical quality to them […]

Catholicism in Comics

Catholic representation in comics was brought back to my attention when reading Watchmen for class. I immediately recognized the Lord’s prayer at the Comedians funeral, and decided to look into what other ‘superheros’ were Catholic, and where else in the comic world has Catholicism popped up, when it wasn’t specifically a Catholic graphic novel. http://wulibraries.typepad.com/mghlnews/2013/09/a-look-at-the-watchmen.html […]

From Graphic Novel to Hollywood Film

A noticeable trend has been growing in the film industry in recent years. Graphic novel adaptations have been becoming more and more apparent thanks to a positive audience response asking for more. This topic has been covered in previous blog posts, however the authors focused on one particular adaptation of a film. For this particular blog […]