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Spider-Man: A History & Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade review

It cannot be overstated how popular Spider-Man actually is. While it’s debatable which of DC Comics’ heroes is the most popular– Batman may be the bigger seller, but Superman is the template for superheroes– and Marvel has its fair share of popular characters, there is no question that Spider-Man is the Marvel hero. This isn’tContinue reading “Spider-Man: A History & Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade review”

Reflections on Art Spiegelman and Maus: a review of two retrospective works

In the long history of comic strips and comic books, there have been several works that prove the literary merits of the medium. The Sandman, for one, showed that you can play in the sandbox of superheroes and costumed characters while simultaneously telling a long-running narrative that interweaves various myths, historical events, and storytelling tropesContinue reading “Reflections on Art Spiegelman and Maus: a review of two retrospective works”

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