• The Tangled Relationship Between Comics and Religion (Part One)

    The Tangled Relationship Between Comics and Religion (Part One)0

    My cocktail party introduction of myself is basically, “I’m a religion scholar working on a dissertation that uses a comics to interpret religious text.” Maybe it’s not the smoothest handshake, but it’s a place to start. When I tell people this, I occasionally get quizzical looks from strangers who wonder how comics relate to religion

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  • Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (1)

    Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (1)41

    The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the audience —

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  • Academic Secret Identities: Being She-Hulk or Batgirl

    Academic Secret Identities: Being She-Hulk or Batgirl0

    Elizabeth Coody is back with her second guest post for Comics Academe! Pitching and drafting this before the Goyer commentary made waves, Elizabeth’s looking at She-Hulk from the perspective that makes most sense to her. Find Elizabeth’s previous Comics Academe entry Christianity, Comics, and the Classroom here, and enjoy the applied fandom below!

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