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    “Give me a chance,” Xavier (Patrick Stewart) begged to Logan (Hugh Jackman) way back in Bryan Singer’s X-Men. “I might be able to help you find some answers.” And to paraphrase famous songwriter Bob Dylan, things have drastically changed. Since that has happened, comic book movies have taken over the movie screens. It’s an uglier world with uglier heroes and uglier villains, and “Logan” is the product of that world. All of those years and feelings together form the latest installment of Fox’s blockbuster X-Men cinematic universe: “Logan,” directed by James Mangold. Loosely inspired by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s comic mini-series called “Old Man Logan”, where the beloved Wolverine is grizzled, violent, and unnervingly aggressive. This also…

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    Comic books have been a part of the American culture since their introduction in the 1930’s. Throughout the decades they have been sold by the millions, faced harsh scrutiny, been almost shut down, and yet, always continued to exist. The ‘Golden Age’ of comic books took place in the 1940’s during World War II. Comic books about superheroes were the most prevalent at this time and were often seen fighting the Axis powers, particularly Germany and Japan. Comic books reached out to American…

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    Watchmen Adaptation

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    Watchmen In 2009, Zack Snyder filmed the first and only adaption of what was considered to be an “unfilmable” (Van Ness 172) graphic novel: Alan Moore’s Watchmen. Moore was a firm believer in the fact that it was a story unable to be transferred over from a comic to another medium – the story was meant to stay in the medium it was designed for. The graphic novel allows for a complex, metatextual narrative structure to be employed to tell such the story of Watchmen that is filled with much…

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    who pull themselves out from emotional trap and immerse into violent stories. Fear, greed, power-hunger, rage are aspects people try not experience in their lives, but wants to experience. Rage motivate children to resist the greater threat and take more control. Pretending to have superhuman allow children to conquer feeling powerless. Children need violent entertainment in order to explore the inescapable feeling. Violent stories help children meet their emotional and developmental needs.…

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    As a boy, Roy Lichtenstein was inspired by advertisements and comic strips. Lichtenstein was able to make his art work look like it was printed off a giant printer. He was recognized as one of the leaders in the Pop Art movement which included Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenbirg. Lichtenstein’s art provoked debate over the ideas of originality and the fine line between fine art and entertainment. Roy Lichtenstein’s most famous works would be his collection of comic strips,…

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    Identity Rhetoric

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    theoretical significance of rhetoric and how we can use theories such as fragments to discuss the different narrative discourse that surrounds them. However, one is that interest me, that I believe can do with some unpacking is a comic book character’s role in rhetoric. Since the genesis of Marvel and DC the…

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    citizens of the United States are firm believers on children becoming the future leaders of the nation. With this ideality in our society, a well-established education is a key factor to help the children. Comic books will lead them onto the path of success. Incidentally, comic books are often perceived only as a form of entertainment, rarely is it seem as an educational book. As we advance as a nation, more and more educators start to divulge into graphic novels and begin to see the educational…

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    Comic Book Propaganda

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    what extent did comic books function as propaganda in the United States during World War Two? Comic books to a great extent functioned as propaganda in the United States during World War Two. Propaganda is defined as “the organized dissemination of information or allegations to assist or damage the cause of a government or movement” , a criteria which the comic books of the era exemplify, with their deliverance of a strong pro-Allied, anti-Axis message, which served to both boost patriotism and…

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    While glancing at comic book covers and inside the comic, it can give one a lot of insight as to what the comic book is about and the authors and or publishing companies’ values. It can be as simple as whether it is more cartoonist or realistic, colorful or dull, filled with lots of word bubbles or majority just art. It also can be more complex, such as the presence of females or African-Americans and how each is portrayed in comics. With the use of certain images and the style of art and…

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    Superhero In The 1940s

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    Convenient Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel Comics, had million-offering titles including the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and Captain America.Although DC and Timely characters are very much recalled today, dissemination figures propose that the top of the line superhero title of the period was Fawcett Comics' Captain Marvel with offers of around 1.4 million duplicates for every issue. The comic was distributed fortnightly at one point to profit by its prevalence. Devoted legends wearing…

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