Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why Spiderman is Poetic

Confession: before my partners in crime here at the Graphic Novel Hovel pointed out to me the merits of comic books and their influence on my beloved graphic novels, I had never picked one up myself, had never become acquainted … Continue reading

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“You haven’t read that?!”

The comics I read are recommendations from friends who are “in the know,” so I’ve actually never read one that I didn’t like. I have by no means read “a lot” of comics, but I’ve read a few and talked … Continue reading

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Bang! Pow! Ker-blam! Shhht and Pfft!

I’ve been reading graphic novels ever since my twin brother invested in the first volume of the Ultimate Spider-man series; soon after, manga became a fad, and I had to learn to read my comics backwards! The modern, artistic graphic … Continue reading

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“It’s MY comic book”

If you’ve been anywhere near a high school English class, you’re all too familiar with the classic archetypes of literature: trickster, sage, devil, hero (hello, comic book characters), but I bet you never read about this one in school: the … Continue reading

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