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View Article  Adult Fans of Comic Books: What They Get Out of Reading

By increasing the ranges of texts available for use in the classroom, teachers can spark students’ interest in reading and learning

"When people think of comic-book readers, they typically get a vision of a stunted person who lives in his parents’ basement and spends countless hours arguing the minutiae of his particular popular culture interests (see Figure 1). Contemporary writings about comic books often contain infantilizing words such as Pow!, Bam!, or Zap! in their titles (e.g., Eggers, 2000), sound effects made popular in the 1960s Batman television program. Such depictions are emblematic of how comic books have been regarded in the United States for four decades. At best, they have been seen as a childish diversion and, at worst, as texts that deaden intellect and moral reasoning, linked with juvenile delinquency and a host of other social ills surrounding young people (Wertham, 1953). Although perhaps not regarded in such draconian terms currently, comic books are still often regarded as pieces of juvenile, junk culture (Wright, 2001)."

article by: Stergios Botzakis

View Article  SARCASTIC 4

This is a little bit of a departure from normal science based stuff that is the staple of this blog type thing. But what they hey I'm putting it somewhere. Like a lot of the material generated by this great comic house, it is based on a very poor joke. There were plans to move on to the adventures of the Iron Cad-- a Terry Thomas like armoured powered chap but als this didn't amount to anything either.

Just noticed that i missed out my favourite joke, THE WORLD'S "GREATEST" COMIC MAGAZINE, when i recoloured this cover to replace the old black and white photocopy manipulation. taken from my old essentials collection. Hasn't been recoulred but still looks good.

So, without any further ado. Let the magic begin... Get in that 60's mood. Become ambivialnet about communists, chaallenge some sexuals social boundries, settle down smoke a cigar and in classic lambasting aliterative stylee, shout-  Let's Like a Logos!



There was supposed to more but my enthusiasm, for doing what is a poor quality joke, ran a bit thin. These two pages are all that remains of the saga of Dr Mood's Transvesitte Machine. Did Bill gay up for Docotr Mood? Will Marvel sue? Will we ever see this like again. Answers: No, let's hope not and maybe some day...