Author: phantommiria6

Cover Yourself Up: Rape in Comics

In reviewing many of the comics we’ve been presented with in class, such as Watchmen, Sandman,  A Contract With God, and Die Stadt, I’ve noticed a reoccurring theme of rape. In Watchmen, Sally Jupiter is the victim of attempted rape from one of her fellow heroes. In Sandman the Greek muse Calliope is raped by one of her captors. In… Read more →

Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar A close friend of mine recently brought an article to my attention that directly involves the comic book community as well as the national issue about violence in comics and videogames being debated in congress even as I write this. Entitled “How one man’s lies almost destroyed the comics industry” by journalist Annalee Newitz, the article recounts recent… Read more →

Osamu Tezuka: Walt Disney on the Other Side of the World

While reading through Scott Mcloud’s second chapter, “The Vocabulary of Comics” in his work, Understanding Comics, I came across an interesting parallel Scott made between early Disney cartoons and Japanese “cartoons” from the same time period. Mcloud tells us that while we got Mickey Mouse here in the western world, the eastern world experienced the birth of a popular modern… Read more →