Category Archives: Comics

Just Say the Word (Shazam!)

The only thing more difficult than adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary movie is probably adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary comic book.  The four-color funny pages often aren’t all that forgiving.  After decades … Continue reading

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Back to Lucy’s Incentive

Last week, and in acknowledgment of the many incentives for spring break, I posted the first of a series of classic Peanuts strips where Schroeder, ever stonewalling Lucy’s romantic advances, finally agrees to kiss her if she hits a homeroom. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Flight of Imagination

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes strip is a great example of a captionless that communicates a real sense of things perfectly.  Also: dinosaurs. (image from gocomics.com)

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Spring Break Incentive

We’re in the home stretch for spring break.  Last week was intense, with classes, a camp, and class service projects.  This week has been a little calmer, though things always seem to pile on as the end of a quarter … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Having Fun

This classic Calvin and Hobbes strip captures something that’s still true about part of contemporary culture: the hoops we go through to make sure we have fun. (image from go comics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: A Lack of Motel Facilities

I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of work at least a little like this turned in over the next few hours.  A solid batch of Sunday strips today (including this classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz).  I’ll post … Continue reading

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The Great Marvel Retcon

I saw the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this afternoon.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from Captain Marvel.  The Carol Danvers I knew growing up was the one whose powers had been permanently stolen by Rogue, who … Continue reading

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