What Happens When You’re Drunk at a Nerd Convention?

A Little Background Knowledge: In the autumn of 2016 I took a trip to Atlanta, Georgia with a friend to go to Dragon Con.  Dragon Con, for those who do not know, is a conglomeration of everything that society considers “nerdy.”  There are video games, card games, board games, miniatures games, panels and photo ops […]

Comic Book Price Inflation

Over the years, comic books have went up and down in popularity, and depending on what type of comic it is, usually the action packed, super hero comics are the most popular. Though the significance of the comic has changed, due to inflation, the price of comics has steadily gone up. http://www.comichron.com/vitalstatistics/mediancoverprices.html In 1961, Marvel […]

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 […]

Agents of the Realm: The Raddest Modern Magical Girls

Have you ever read a comic you liked so much that the moment you put it down, you felt like putting your copy into the face of the nearest person and forcing them to read it too? That kind of moment is special to me as it doesn’t happen particularly often. You could say I’m […]

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 […]

What Makes a Woman (Gender Identity in Bitch Planet)

Even though our class only read the first volume of Bitch Planet, I continued to check back at a website I found where the newest issues were uploaded every month. Once I reached Issue #8, I noticed an ineteresting development in the story that we hadn’t gotten the chance to experience in class: the comic’s commentary […]

A Colorblind America?: Inaugural Imagery in March: Book Two

In March: Book Two by John Lewis, recurring images of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration interrupt the central narrative set within the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. I’m interested in how these images function, what message they send, particularly in regards to the ending of the book, where such an image is quickly followed […]

The Door to a Promising Author

The webcomic The Outer Door by Yufei has over 2 million views and took 3 years to complete from the first published page to the Epilogue. It is about 110 pages long, however, the page lengths vary making this comic longer than a reader might suspect. The art is lovely, but what caught my eye […]

Scooby Doo Where are You?…Surviving the Apocalypse.

Almost everyone knows who Scooby and the Mystery Gang are. And throughout the years the fans have gotten use to the gang’s appearance and their story line which has not changed a whole lot. But just recently Scooby and his friends have gotten a huge update. In a new DC comic called “Scooby Apocalypse“, Scooby-Doo and the […]