Comic Books in the YA Genre: The Young Avengers

(Warning! This post contains spoilers for Young Avengers, Vol. 1 as well as Avengers Disassembled.) Since modern comic books cover such a wide range of topics, types, and age ranges, it is often helpful to classify them into standard literary genres. For instance, one aspect of the comic This One Summer that we discussed in class is how […]

Pack Attack! A Superhero Comic for Kids

It’s been talked about in previous blog posts that modern day comics have a tendency towards darker visuals and subject matters; Tlanier’s post is a great analysis. It is undeniable that the movement ‘comics aren’t just for kids anymore’ has had some spectacular results. Many superhero comics have evolved into a literary form that is deep, plot-driven, and […]