The world is a really big place, and throughout human history, we’ve built and then lost a whole bunch of major cities.
A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators…
Comics are no strangers to the sometimes weird world of Book bans in the US — but in 2014, more comics than ever made the American Library Association's list of challenged books. One in particular: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, called out for, among other things, being anti-family. Buh-wha?
Truth be told, using comic books in the classroom is by no means as unusual or risqué as it might have once been. Nowadays, comics are considered a legitimate teaching tool for any subject. Here are some I've used in class.
Comics are among the most dynamic and immediate forms of storytelling. And movies have been trying to capture some of the energy and imagination of comic-book worlds for decades now. But a handful of great films have both done justice to their graphic origins and created something new and splendid.