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What if Watchmen were a Saturday morning cartoon?

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“We got so high once in 1968 that we actually tried to start a band.”

In Criminal: Last of the Innocent, Riley Richard references a band he started with his friends back in 1968. You might be surprised to learn that the #1 song on the Billboard charts in 1969 was by a little band … Continue reading

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Truth, propaganda, or a little of both?

On Monday, we will watch very brief clips from the documentary Vacation Nicaragua¬†(Clearfield, 1986). As one synposis explains, “Director Anita Clearfield brought her cameras and crew along on a trip with 25 ordinary Americans as they toured Nicaragua to learn … Continue reading

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Archie is having a baby with Valerie of Josie and the Pussycats

Comics Alliance is reporting two fascinating stories today. DC has just announced plans to publish a series of Watchmen prequels (!), and Archie Comics revealed that Archie Andrews will marry Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats. Chris Sims notes “Over … Continue reading

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Digging Beneath the Surface (Essay #3)

This week, we will read and discuss¬†Criminal: The Last of the Innocent (Brubaker & Phillips, 2011). This is the sixth installment in a series of crime-themed books authored by Brubaker and Phillips. At first glance, the book tells a familiar … Continue reading

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Is Irony Dead? (Essay #2 Assignment Description)

Seven days after the attacks on the World Trade Center, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, said “I think it’s the end of the Age of Irony.”Others disagree. In a short (500-650 word) essay, take a stand on this topic. … Continue reading

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