Comic book Essays

  • Film Analysis: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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    Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a film adaptation of a comic book series which is a patronage to millennials, twenty and thirty somethings, featuring the title character Scott Pilgrim, the stereotypical millennial. He lives across the street from the house in which he grew up, he’s a jobless musician living gig to gig, playing arcade games, and has a wide variety of trivial knowledge about videogames. He meets a girl, another stereotype of millennials, and falls in love with her, with which the girl

  • Sherman Alexie What You Pawn I Will Redeem Analysis

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    Alexie, S. (2003). What You Pawn I Will Redeem. The New Yorker. The article by Sherman Alexie talks about a homeless Indian man trying to recover his late grandmother’s powwow regalia. The story takes us through the character’s ordeals as he tries to raise money to pay the pawnbroker. From the story, society’s compassion and sympathy are clearly seen, through specific individuals that help Jackson along the way, for example, the Police Officer and the newspaper boss. The climax of the story comes

  • Manga And Anime: Movie Analysis

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    During the last years, the major Japanese studios have started to follow the tactics of their Hollywood equivalents, finally adapting in the way they deserve, their own comics, named manga. This tendency is not exactly new, since films based on manga/anime were being shot since the 70's. However, it is the first time that so many and so expensive, and subsequently so elaborate productions, are being made. This is chiefly attributed to two factors: 1. The people behind those films finally realized

  • Essay About Superhero Movies

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    I. Introduction Background of the study Comic books contain images and a little dialogue for a story. It contains the hero. A hero is the one who is on a good side and associated with affirmative team or he/ she could be alone. The enemy of the hero is the villain. The villain is the one who is in a bad side and pertains negative acts to the story. With the popularity of a comic book superhero adaptation, many audiences, teen, children and adults can watch it at home or in the cinema. It usually

  • Morality In Art Spiegelman's Comic Book Maus

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    becomes a difficult subject. How can someone accurately convey the pain and suffering so many millions of people felt especially when there is the potential for someone to profit? Art Spiegelman's comic book Maus was subjected to the same criticism and more surrounding the ethics from publishing his comic and the issues raised by the tale of his father's survival. The means that Vladek Spiegelman and other Jews used to try and remain alive were considered barbaric by the outside world and brings into

  • Komikito Essay

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    INTRODUCTION The first generation of Indonesian comic, komikita , began in 1930 and ended in 1954. Its genres range from social lives, martial arts, superheroes, to wayang . As Indonesia was still colonised by the Dutch, komikita was heavily influenced by western comic strips in Dutch newspapers. In the 1960s, the second generation of komikita introduced the romance genre. Unfortunately, this genre often displayed eroticisms unsuitable for Indonesia’s conservative society. The eroticisms sparked

  • The Origins Of DC Comics

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    Since the early 1900’s comics books have provided a popular source of entertainment for both children and adults. However, over time comic books have manifested into varying styles and appearances. As the culture of the world changed through war, economic depression, and political shuffle, comic books have served as a reflection of the world’s altering ideologies. The comic book powerhouse DC Comics, formerly know as Detective Comics, stands today as one of the most prominent and popular entertainment

  • The Elements Of Comic: The Language Of Comics

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    Chapter 3 Language of Comics Comics may be a form of entertainment, but as a form of art, they have their own languages or to be precise the elements of comic. What makes a comic, comic? In a quick glance, we know that one of important elements are texts and images. But what is the difference than picture books? They are also using texts and images. What makes comics are different are the gutters and panels. Gutters and panels are really important because they are needed to create a sense of time

  • Character Analysis: The Dumbest Idea Ever

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    as kids, Jimmy was just trying to make it through high school. But little did he know that a great quantity of things were soon to change very quickly for him in many different ways. He did not know at the time, but soon enough he would be making comics for his hometown and meeting new friends along the way. Some ups and down are soon to come but as you get to know Jimmy, you will soon understand it may have happened to just the right person. The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley has a character

  • Sex Criminals: A Narrative Analysis

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    The particular page I would like to focus on for my close reading is page 21 in Volume 8 (Appendix I) and is a stellar example of the way that specific tools of narration can be used for a larger effect within comics in way that it cannot be utilized within the confines of a traditional print novel by showing us the thoughts of several characters at once. It also supports the idea, not talked about above but soon to be talked about, of Suzie as an “unreliable narrator” by demonstrating that there

  • Stereotypes In Douglas Wolk's Reading Comics

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    In Douglas Wolk’s book “Reading Comics”, Wolk gives an incredible insight on how comic books and comic book readers are portrayed in today’s culture. Wolk’s passion for comic books and the artistic aspect of them are the reasoning for him to write “Reading Comics”. Wolk states “Reading comics, or not reading them, often presents itself as taking some kind of stand; in picking up something with words and pictures to read you become the sort of person who reads comics, and that can be a badge of pride

  • Misunderstood Art Forms Of Comics

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    Comics is one of the most misunderstood art forms. There are many definitions of what a comic can be, many forms comics can take, and a more significant history to comics than one would expect. Many misconceptions surround comics and what a comic is, such as the perception of the stereotypical comic strip of a superhero saving the day; I myself never honestly gave comics a second thought and accepted this idea of them. Being able to define and understand comics brings a new light on the significance

  • The Inhabited Island: A Literary Analysis

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    Throughout the history of literature, it is clear that some storylines occur more than others. An example of this is the classic hero’s tale; which in western literature has evolved from Greek epics such as the story of the warrior, Odysseus, to American comic-book superheroes like Superman. As a childhood fanatic of these specific style of stories, I am typically inclined to watch any superhero movie that is released. Over the years I have begun to spot out patterns within these movies. After watching Fyodor

  • Evolution Of The Tragic Representation Of Batman

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    Comics: Slide 1 Good morning Mrs O and class, the evolution of the tragic representation of batman. Slide 2 Batman was born in 1939 on the pages of dective comics #27 as a a steren devilish looking character. Then in the 1940 batman looks like he got a brighter outlook on life. The dective comics were renamed to Batman and the typical all grey bat suit accented with a yellow belt, blue underpants, socks and gloves was formed. Slide 3 1950s- Batman’s body became slightly block shaped (excuse the

  • Batman As A Hero Essay

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    I have chosen Batman as the superhero I have conducted my research on. Batman is of course a fictional superhero owned by DC Comics. He first appeared in a detective comic in the May of 1939, written by Bill Finger. He was first known as The Bat-Man and later, the Dark Knight and world’s greatest detective. Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, who lives in Gotham, who is a billionaire philanthropist and industrialist. There are a series of characters that accompany Batman on his crime fighting

  • How Does Hollywood Affect Society

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    There is no doubt that Hollywood has many influences on society especially on young age. The term “Hollywood” refers to the film industry where located to the west and northwest of downtown Los Angeles, California (“Where is Hollywood,” n.d.). Not only in Los Angeles that television shows and movies of Hollywood are popular but also all around the country and worldwide. The audiences of Hollywood’s products are in various age starting from little kids to elders. Hollywood has incredible ability to

  • Symbolism In Jimmy Corrigan

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    used as a protection for himself. When he goes to the doctors after being hit by a truck, the sweater is still being worn by him. Superman seemed to be invincible and Jimmy kept those ideals which was reflected by his sweater. Jimmy goes to the comic book convention and seems to be obsessed with seeing his number one hero, superman. This scene brings out the true child in Jimmy as he looks for

  • Dolphus Raymond Character Analysis

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    Famous poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou once said, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” This quote demonstrates one of the many themes in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, written by Harper Lee, follows the story of the protagonist, Jean Louise Finch or Scout, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama with her brother, Jeremy “Jem” Finch, and her father, Atticus Finch. The story takes place in the 1930s, where Scout’s

  • Show And Tell By Scott Mccloud Analysis

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    Comics are for Learners The graphic essay ,”Show and Tell” by Scott McCloud was written to prove that Graphic novels can be a useful tool to communication and that we see this form of communication through many mediums. To convey this message, McCloud uses classification and division to categorize all of his knowledge into concise and easy- to- understand categories for the reader.This theme of the usefulness of graphic novels is also seen in other works of McCloud, including his TED talk, describing

  • What Is Vladek's Connection To Materialistic Objects In Maus

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    develop a deep connection to materialistic objects, such as the Anja’s diaries and the exercise bike, in order to cope with their unsolved past struggles, as depicted by the body language, facial expressions, and actions of the characters throughout the comic strips. Anja experienced a great deal of tragedy and sadness throughout her life during and continued to haunt her life after the war. To deal with the emotional trauma, Anja would write down her story and her perspective on the war when