Tag Archives: Comics

More on Superheroines and Feminism

I’m back from a pleasant Adaptation Studies conference in Istanbul, and instantly immersed in work as the onslaught of lectures, articles, and conference plans has picked up right away. Today’s little blog update is therefore only to archive/publicize Laura Hudson’s … Continue reading

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Unintentionally Funny Comics

After a long, hard day of preparing lectures for tomorrow, a page full of unintentionally funny comics is just what the doctor ordered…

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Iron Man vs. Green Lantern

Today: an excellent article from over at io9.com on why Iron Man succeeded where Green Lantern failed. In a nutshell, the author argues that the main reason for the mainstream success of Iron Man was the fact that it wasn’t afraid to … Continue reading

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Forgotten Masterpieces #2: Popeye (1980)

In this day and age of ubiquitous big-budget comic book movies, we are used to seeing iconic comic book and cartoon characters with global recognizability and appeal featured in big-budget Hollywood adaptations. Many articles and studies (including my own book!) … Continue reading

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Strike a Pose! Superheroes and Gender

The issue of gender may be the most obvious issue plaguing the superhero genre, traditionally representing masculinity through hard-bodied, muscle-bound heroes, and women as secondary characters who may be as plucky and determined as Lois Lane, but who are perpetually … Continue reading

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Frank Miller vs. Al Qaeda

My earlier announcement of an eagerly anticipated summer recess notwithstanding, today’s release of a YouTube trailer for Frank Miller’s graphic novel Holy Terror prompts me to scribble just one more update before shutting down the laptop. This preview (embedded after the … Continue reading

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Superman in the real world

Saturday Morning Breakfast shows us what Superman Returns merely hinted at: that the twentieth century had problems other than crime-fighting for which his powers would come in quite handy. In this hilarious online comic strip (excerpted below), Zach Weiner establishes the … Continue reading

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