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Nowadays comics are constantly being turned into television shows and films, and this business is growing more and more everyday. Two of the most famous comic developers that have had their work developed into film and television shows are Marvel and DC. However, there are also comics that are based off of previously created television […]

But… think of the CHILDREN!! Comic Rating Systems 1950-Today

Some of you may be familiar with the MPAA, or Motion Picture Association of America. This is a large lobbying and regulatory group that represents the six largest studios in the US. This is also the agency that rates movies on a scale of G to NC-17. Originally, movies were rated based on state decisions. […]

Interactivity Outside the Source Medium

One of the most exciting moments I had with a comic book when I was younger involved decrypting an alien language, albeit with some incredibly basic steps. The Dead Space series has had a number of books, comics, movies, and video games released regarding its dark universe filled with creatures reanimated from the bodies of intrepid space […]

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 […]

Representation in Comics

The character of black panther was introduced in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The new marvel movie Black Panther was released in theaters over the weekend. In regards to representation, Black Panther has already exceeded other Marvel movies and has fans excited to see something different. These articles from Nerdist  and the Daily […]

Does This Count As a Comic?

What do qualities are necessary for something to be deemed a comic strip? Words? Panels? Pictures? We briefly touched on this in class, and I was interested so I wanted to dig into it more. When most people think of comics the Sunday paper pops into their minds. The strips of panels filled with doodles […]

TV Shows Becoming Comics?

Don’t worry. You read that title correctly. Books are turned into movies. TV shows become movies. Poems become songs. “Vines” are turned into a book. 😉 We’ve all heard of comics being turned into TV shows such as Riverdale, The Flash, The Walking Dead, and so many more. However, some fans of different TV shows have taken it upon […]