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The Trouble with Omnipotent Characters

  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 →

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 →