MAGAZINE CONTENT BY NATHAN HARMON (15 TOTAL)
Legitimizing a Hero: Green Arrow’s Rocky Journey to Success
In the last two years we have seen a sudden rise of popularity of what, at one time, could have been considered fringe heroes: heroes that had a fan base but for some reason couldn’t… [more]
How Far is Too Far?: Excessive Violence in Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
For centuries, writers all over the world have seen the word censorship as a dirty word. And rightly so. No self-respecting writer wants his/her intellectual property to be covered up as though it wasn’t good… [more]
“Don’t Tell Me What to Do”: Looking at Hellboy Refusing Fate by Pushing Freewill
Hellboy is the intellectual demon child of comic book writer Mike Mignola. It’s been published by Dark Horse Comics off and on since 1993. Hellboy’s origin is simple, during WWII in 1944 an occultist by… [more]
Foil Hats and Skin Suits: Examining the Content Concerns of Mental Illness in Villainy
In the last few years, there have been many concerns over the content of comic books. In fact, the concerns are over a wide range of topics from Catwoman being too provocative to that of… [more]
Ouch, That Hurts: Looking at Torture in 1991′s Weapon X, by Barry Windsor-Smith
It would be hard to refute that Wolverine is the most famous mutant that Marvel Comics has on their X-Men roster. In the last decade, he has been emphasized and serialized in almost every mainstream… [more]
The Sword in the Stone Hand: The Arthurian Trends in Hellboy
In the literary arena, there are several myths that comic books pull from to feed their storylines. Often times, they come from Greek and Roman mythology, others come from the supernatural sources such as Bram… [more]
The Walking Lonely Hearts: Looking at Relationships in The Walking Dead Compendium One
In the last few years, a massive trend that has infected the current pop culture is the Zombie Apocalypse.
The Girl Who Was Let Down: Examining Volume I of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel Adaptation
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has become a very recognized international brand. It started when a Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson wrote a few manuscripts that he intended to get published. It’s said that he… [more]
Yellow Capes and Nondescript Domino Masks: Examining the Recently Enhanced Value of the Sidekick
One of the most known comic book conventions is the insertion of a sidekick into the main character’s plot.
Baby Mama Drama: The Feminist Changes in Talia al Ghul
For years, the character of Talia Al Ghul was essentially Batman’s version of a Bond-girl.
Shoot First, Shoot Second, Shoot a Bit More, and then Stab Somebody: The Jason Todd Investigative Methodology
Of all the wards that Bruce Wayne took into his home as the sidekick Robin, the most hated would almost unanimously be Jason Todd.
Bromancing: the Extracurricular Partnership and Relationship of Batman and Superman
The last son of Krypton is alone.
Three Surrogate Wise Men: The Father Figures of the Batman
Many of our comic book heroes are orphans.
Who’s Your Daddy: Examining the Parental Relationship Between Bruce and Damian Wayne
Very few of our comic book heroes have real biological families.
Oh, Brother, I Hate Your Guts: The Use of the Brother Versus Brother Motif in Comics
Comic books, like all other forms of literary mediums, use a few different literary devices to stimulate our interest.