The History of Comic Books

Dr. Abel Alves invited Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics in downtown Muncie to speak to his Hist 445 class about the evolution of comic books.  Ms. Blanch created the MOOC “Gender through Comic Books” in 2013 and has co authored the scholarly article “Do Serenity Comics Forecast Our Pedagogies of Identity Construction?” She … Read more

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Symbology in The Fantastic Four in the 1960s

Comics have represented many themes and changes in American society.  For example, Captain America was born out of World War II.  He opposed the Nazis and then fought against the threat of Communism in the 1950s.  Dr. Ramzi Fawaz came to Ball State to discuss how his research on comic books and specifically how The Fantastic … Read more

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