Tag: Comics Analysis

by Joane - 6 days ago

Why SGT. ROCK’s War Stories Need to Be Heard

When it comes to war stories, action sells. It becomes easy, then, to sweep under the rug of DC Entertainment’s action-packed war comics of old. It’s easy to see them as nationalistic, militaristic pulp — relics of a less enlightened era with as muc...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Journeys with Craig Thompson: Looking Back at CARNET DE VOYAGE

Craig Thompson’s 2004 graphic journal CARNET DE VOYAGE is back in a special expanded re-release from Drawn and Quarterly. The Midwestern creator’s work has earned him several Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards, and for good reason. This latest re-rel...

by Joane - 1 week ago

MAUS, DEOGRATIAS, and Dehumanization in Genocide

What does a Rwandan boy who transforms into a dog have in common with Jewish mice and Nazi cats? Both Jean-Phillipe Stassen’s DEOGRATIAS and Art Spiegelman’s MAUS use animals as a tool to frame past genocides. As a result, both graphic novels highli...

by Joane - 1 week ago

THE OMEGA MEN and the Futility of War

THE OMEGA MEN is not, by any means, a light-hearted comic. It begins with silence. Beyond the screeching of a chair against the floor, the entire first page is wordless. It’s not long after this that the circumstances start to reveal themselves. A...

by Joane - 1 week ago

PIZZA BOYZ will Make You Nostalgic for the Mid-2000’s

Remember everything that was awesome in the mid-2000’s? Everyone reminisces about the 90’s, but there was a lot the 2000’s had to offer. It’s when the N64 was in the throes of its last gasp, technology was finally beginning to take off in a huge way...

by Joane - 1 week ago

BLACK MAGICK vs Real Belief Systems

Image courtesy of Image Entertainment Modern paganism and witchcraft are hot topics for comics. Writing and drawing this subject matter does present a problem, however. That’s because modern paganism and witchcraft are often misunderstood. Thus t...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Quarterly Diversity Check: January-March 2018

In January, one of the first articles I wrote for ComicsVerse explored the concept of social justice warriors (SJWs) and the idea that diversity was somehow forcing out white, straight, cis male heroes. It was a popular assertion, then and now, ma...

by Joane - 1 week ago

National Food Month: Five Comics For Foodies

To celebrate National Food Month, ComicsVerse has compiled a list of five food-centric comics for food-lovers everywhere! The list is surprisingly diverse, ranging from comedy to horror. In short, there’s something here to please every palate, so pu...

by Joane - 2 weeks ago

Brian Michael Bendis and Jessica Jones: A Retrospective

17 years ago, Brian Michael Bendis, with help from David Mack and Michael Gaydos, created Jessica Jones. From the pages of ALIAS to the DEFENDERS, Bendis has included Jessica in nearly every Earth 616 book he’s written. She starts as a disgruntled...