Author: jmandelb

A World Made of Thoughts

In this blog post, I will focus on the contrast between thoughts of Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Returns and Rorschach in Watchmen. I feel that these two comics, more than any others we have read this semester, rely heavily on the thoughts of their protagonists. These thoughts allow the reader an intimate view..

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The Power of an Introduction

In this blog post, I will focus on Frank Miller’s introduction in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Miller’s introduction is deeply interesting in a variety of ways, both in terms of its content as well as its presentation. Firstly, it is shown as a newspaper clipping, indicating the grittiness of the character it introduces. Miller’s..

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Humor in Context

In the All Night Reading Room on Monday, I saw many comics that are essential pieces in the history of comics, but interestingly, I did not understand most of them. This was perplexing, as I have understood everything else we have read in our class to some extent. Even if it took some time and..

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