Faith and Science in Dr. Strange

Volume 4 of Doctor Strange contains dialogue between The Imperator and Dr. Strange that parallels a conversation on faith and science in the United States. … More Faith and Science in Dr. Strange

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Bulletproof Love: Symbolism and Racial Injustice in Luke Cage

Bulletproof Love addresses race issues, which is what Marvel wanted to occur throughout the series. To the show’s credit, there are many ways this is done successfully. Bulletproof Love, however, highlights that Luke Cage is a symbol of racial injustice without substance. He wears the politically charged hoodie over bulletproof black skin, but he remains silent on discriminatory policing. … More Bulletproof Love: Symbolism and Racial Injustice in Luke Cage

The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part V: Advocating for Industry Self-Regulation

The options available to deal with the issue of smoking depictions in comic books are limited. There is currently no comprehensive or uniform regulatory body for the comic book industry, the two largest comic book publishers have no exceptionally strong smoking depiction regulations, and it is unlikely that a constitutionally sound statute could be crafted. … More The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part V: Advocating for Industry Self-Regulation