From their initial “Generation 1″ cartoon, toys, and comic book in the 1980s, the Transformers have gone on to become a pop-culture staple. Yet they’ve received relatively little analysis. This week is a small attempt to correct that.
Sequart uses themed weeks as a way of celebrating popular subjects, filling holes in comics and pop-culture criticism, and serializing in-depth criticism over a single week instead of many weeks (or even months). You can think of them as miniature conventions or conferences.
Transformers Week is Sequart’s ninth themed week. Past themed weeks include:
|8||X-Men Week||Mon, 19 May 2014||character||18|
|7||Spider-Man Week||Mon, 28 April 2014||character||7|
|6||Will Eisner Week||Mon, 3 March 2014||creator||11|
|5||Manga Week||Mon, 24 November 2013||theme||16|
|4||Thor Week||Mon, 4 November 2013||character||9|
|3||Superman Week||Mon, 10 June 2013||character||10|
|2||Sci-Fi Week||Mon, 20 May 2013||theme||19|
|1||Star Trek Week||Mon, 13 May 2013||character||10|