Tag: religion

Ultraman to the Ultra-conservative

While most people lose sight of religion in graphic novels, Malaysia has banned a comic for reasons related to religion. When we read comic books or graphic novels, we usually over look the religion that underlies the comic or that is not so evident to the reader. According to an article titled Superheroes and Faith, Superman is Methodist, Batman is… 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 →

A Contract With Relgion

This past week, our class has been dealing with Will Eisner’s A Contract with God and how its role as the first “graphic novel” by name changed literature. We dealt with character development, whether good or evil can be seen in certain characters, and the artistic direction and effort made by Eisner to showcase his thoughts and visualization of the Bronx and… Read more →

How do you Solve a Problem like Religion?

Religion has turned into a funny thing. Well, for me anyways. After reading the first part of A Contract with God by Will Eisner, I couldn’t help but see a parallel between your average Christian churchgoer and Frimme Hersh. Being raised in your typical Christian home has all the stereotypical experiences that people general associate with it, such as attending… Read more →

Future Diary and Leviathan – Philosophy turned Deadly

(Disclaimer: the following article likely contains spoilers pertaining to Future Diary. If you don’t want anything spoiled for you, either turn back now, find a way to read the series first cough cough use a scanlation site cough cough, or watch several hours of terrible television after reading the article to ensure the proper memory suppression. Other than that, enjoy). The… Read more →

Controversy with “A Wrinkle in Time”

   I had never personally read “A Wrinkle in Time” in my childhood, but I was certainly missing out. This book was very interesting (even though the age groups recommended was 9-14) and it had a lot of hidden meanings and morals throughout that I probably would have missed as a child anyway. One thing that caught my eye was… Read more →