Author: glorifiedthief

Girlfriends or Girl Friends?

Japanese media is specifically known for one thing: Magical Girls. This genre is defined as having a young female protagonist who goes through a magical transformation to become a superheroine often involving school uniforms or Sailor Fuku costumes. Sailor Moon is one of the most popular series in this trend, with others being Puella Madoka Magica and Cardcaptor Sakura, with… Read more →

Dystopia, Battle Angel Style!

The idea of a futuristic, dystopian society has been toyed with in media for ages. With such a huge focus on electronics and robotics, it was only natural that Japan’s appetite for future-tech would roll over into the manga sphere. Akira was one of the most popular out of this trend in manga, along with Neon Genesis Evangelion and Astro… Read more →

Disassembly: Fables

This page comes from a mid-story segment in Fables comics, and contains spoilers for the series. Bigby Wolf arrived at the last minute to save Fabletown from the invading minions of the Adversary. Snow White, pregnant with his children (He’s a lycanthorope, so he has a human form), runs up to hug him and thank him for saving them while… Read more →

Looking For a Narrative

Die Stadt is an interesting Graphic Novel. So interesting that it’s ability to be called a graphic “novel” comes into question. Does it have a narrative? Can something without a narrative be called a novel? If not, then why is this series of images so interesting? These questions popped into my mind during our class discussion on this piece and… Read more →