No Good Deed Goes Unpunished for Dr. Strange

While reading Jason Aaron’s run of Doctor Strange, the introduction of Mister Misery really caught my attention. Mister Misery debuts in The Last Days of Magic Part 3 as, “made entirely of pain and suffering.” Mister Misery was created with the help of Wong, who channeled Dr. Strange’s pain into a padlocked cellar room. Dr. Strange eventually has … More No Good Deed Goes Unpunished for Dr. Strange

Black Panther Too Political? History Says No

With the release of Black Panther in February, Marvel waded into many topical and familiar points of debate regarding race. The predominantly black cast and the fact that it was written and directed by African Americans was an immediate discussion point in  response to the often whitewashed Hollywood blockbuster. The story treads lightly, but not timidly, … More Black Panther Too Political? History Says No

Comic Books in the Humanities: Who Cares and Why?

Most of the responses we’ve received in writing this blog come from the Reddit community. A few comments consider, somewhat dismissively, that we’re writing about comic books that aren’t based in reality while we discuss real-world issues. For example, on the post about Daredevil and using his lie-detection in the courtroom, some commenters shared sentiments … More Comic Books in the Humanities: Who Cares and Why?