Comics Cultural Craziness – Mantlo and Mignola’s Rocket Raccoon

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

Batman and Catwoman Run Out of Time in Batman 14

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