The Comics Code authority severely damaged the upward progression of comics. It censored them, made certain genres hard to create, and totally misread the idea of comics as a literary and art form. Wertham, like so many others who followed him, painted a skewed picture of comics and made whoever would believe in his cause..
Author: sacastil - page 2
Wonder Woman is an icon made to be pinnacle of freedom, fearlessness, and feminism, but she was also made to guide young girls’ ideologies. The writers, Charles Moulton and H.G. Peters, have a clear ideology they want to make sure they get across to their readers. They also presume their readers to be young women,..
When Superman was published in 1938 it was the beginning of World War II. It is not a coincidence that a hero with incredible strength and power would be the most popular comic at the time. The world was searching for both a hero and a way to escape from the war-torn world they were..
When I was around six years old my mother bought me and my sister each our own copy of our first comic on Christmas day. The story itself was wordless which made us love it even more since we loathed reading at that age. The book I am speaking of is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs…
George Herriman’s Krazy Kat may seem like a story based solely on a cat, a police officer dog, and a mean little mouse, however it is really a complex comic that provides commentary on societal issues and brings light to somewhat controversial topics. In class we spoke about Krazy Kat being a social commentary on..
If you ever read any choose-your-own-adventure books in your childhood you know exactly what it means to be part of an interactive story. A similar kind of interaction is required of every reader when they pick up a graphic novel. Graphic novelists, or comic book writers, constantly ask their readers to fill in the gaps..