Graphic Novel Series - Group 1
by Camden County College
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||What It Takes To Be a Hero||--||3/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Comic Books, Manga, Graphic Novels & Pop Culture: A Panel Discussion||--||3/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Watching the Watchman||--||3/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
I am only 7 minutes in to the watchmen episode and there are some glaring inaccuracies. The mid 1980s were not considered a low point in comics prior to Watchmen, there were in fact many comics prior to Watchmen that were serious artistic achievements. Love & Rockets, Cerebus, American Flagg, Moonshadow, Coyote, Ronin among others. That may be considered a difference of opinion, the lecturer also states Watchmen was pitched as a Justice League tale, which is not true, it was conceived using the Archie Comics heroes and pitched using the Charlton Comics characters DC had acquired. Alan Moore discusses this at length and the original pitch with Charlton characters is included in the ABSOLUTE WATCHMEN book from DC. Dave Gibbons did not color the work, it was John Higgins. This is not obscure information. Even Wikipedea has it right. I was excited to see this series, as i have been hoping for a more academic discussion of comics, I expected a better understanding of comics history than this.