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?

Mr. Susan’s Worldview in V for Vendetta: A Fear of Counterhegemony

This is the first in a series of posts about VĀ for Vendetta. This series will examine the interplay between security and liberty in Alan Moore’s graphic novel. In this post, we will do a close-reading to tease out V for Vendetta‘s discourse on hegemony and Mr. Susan’s worldview. The next post will look at how … More Mr. Susan’s Worldview in V for Vendetta: A Fear of Counterhegemony

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