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 […]

“Whatever Knows Fear Burns at the Touch of the Man-Thing.”

Closeup of Man-Thing

What the Hell is Man-Thing? Man-Thing is a character in the Marvel universe; he’s not really a hero, but he’s definitely not a villain.  He first appeared in the 1971 comic Savage Tales, issue number 1 and was created by Stan Lee with the help of Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and originally drawn by Gray Morrow. To get […]

Terrific Trio: Three Tantalizing Comics

The most important thing that I’ve learned about comics because of this course is that they are meant to be shared, discussed, and reflected upon.  For my final blog post, I would like to share three comics that I found recently at Riverby Books in downtown Fredericksburg. (If you haven’t been, I highly recommend a […]