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Dynamic Duo (Part 2)

Jack Kirby, known as the “King of Comics,” brings a visual dynamic to the duo of iconic figures I’m celebrating for their influence on my life. Kirby, who would have been 95 today, is one of the founding fathers of the comics industry … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 1)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk: cultural icons or corporate brands? Watchmen: graphic literary masterpiece or cynical sellout? Ghost … Continue reading

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American herstory

Considering the tardiness of my last post on Black History Month, I thought it would be nice to post something in honor of Women’s History Month while it is still March (barely). This year’s theme is “Our History is Our … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

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