The sensibilities of 1970's Marvel Comics were largely shaped by Steve Gerber. He created a unique tone that mixed comedy, anarchy, and adventure. This was only possibly through comics' ability to collect and comment on different types of people and characters through quick visual and textual signifiers. His Man-Thing cannot speak and must only observe … Continue reading Comics Cultural Craziness – Mantlo and Mignola’s Rocket Raccoon
Tom King's Batman has caused controversy with critics and readers alike challenging his attempts at reshaping the Batman mythology. His overly structured narratives with large casts of characters challenge readers. Reading "I Am Suicide", the reader must question every character's background and motives, constantly thinking forward and backwards in time. In contrast, in Batman 14, … Continue reading Batman and Catwoman Run Out of Time in Batman 14
I study English Literature and Russian. I've read Gravity's Rainbow for fun. (Twice.) Yet I also read comics. I've read comics on and off since I was a kid but the amount has multiplied intensely in college. The more I'm assigned to read Chaucer or Tolstoy, the more I find myself reading Stan Sakai or Jack Kirby. … Continue reading What is this?