Graphic novels often feature protagonists and other characters capable of performing godlike feats beyond human comprehension. While these characters are certainly impressive to behold, they can also cause a graphic novel to succumb to certain narrative pitfalls. After all, if a character is all-powerful and cannot be defeated how can there be any sense of urgency to the story?… Read more →
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Who Watches the Watchmen?
Doctor Manhattan actually. This is the second time I’ve read Watchmen, and as I’m reading I find more and more to look at and absorb. It’s a vastly complicated universe, and terrifying in its representation of humanity (but I still think it’s pretentious). In this reading, however, I have found more time to observe and mull over Doctor Manhattan.… Read more →
Doctor Manhattan, are you Einstein?
Now, I know we began this conversation in class this week, but I couldn’t help but try and figure out why this quote was used. At the end of chapter four, Moore inserts a quote by Einstein. The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.… Read more →