V for Vendetta’s Panoptic Gaze

This post explores Norsefire’s panoptic gaze in V for Vendetta by teasing out phenomenological concepts in the Astonishing X-Men. … More V for Vendetta’s Panoptic Gaze

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The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part II: Breaking the Codes

There are four notable exceptions to comic book publishers and cigarette manufacturers abiding by the tobacco advertisement ban in comic books. First, in 1991, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) promotional comic books mentioned the Winston cigarette brand numerous times in relation to the Winston Cup Series.[1] New Image and MMI & Vortex … More The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part II: Breaking the Codes

The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part I: Introduction

This blog series explores whether and to what extent tobacco advertisement and smoking depiction regulations exist for comic books. I examine how comic books, comic book publishers, tobacco companies, and other interested parties have addressed these issues, and I explore potential ways to regulate cigarette advertisements and smoking depictions in comic books. … More The Cigarette, The Batman, and The Youth: a History of Tobacco Regulations and Comic Books – Part I: Introduction