Tag Archives: comics

Supercontext: Jodorowsky & Mœbius – Madwoman of the Sacred Heart

This comic book from two of Europe’s most legendary creators both presents and parodies white male themes in the 20th century. So what makes it compelling today? Should we embrace or reject its existentialism?

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Supercontext: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Fed up with humanity? Does it seem like everyone is an asshole lately? Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore may be just the film you need to watch. But… does Netflix’s distribution make it less likely that a movie like this will be seen?

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Supercontext: David Lapham’s Stray Bullets

David Lapham’s crime comic Stray Bullets demonstrates the challenges of working independently on creative art. Why did it take almost 20 years for this book to get the attention it deserves? We look into the economics of the comics industry to find out.

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Supercontext: The Two-Faces of David S. Goyer

How does one man find himself at the center of modern myth making? David S. Goyer’s written and directed superhero comics, films and television, but his public persona suggests something larger and more conflicted about superhero storytelling.

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Supercontext: Benjamin Marra

Comics creator Benjamin Marra is continually described as “notorious” or an “outsider artist” but we talk to him about his genuine sentimentality for these stories. In relation to the release of his work on Fantagraphics’ All Time Comics, we review his body of work and why it might make us so uncomfortable. 

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Supercontext: Enigma

Why is Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo’s ENIGMA the “lost classic” of Vertigo Comics? We talk about how this unique story asks readers to confront from their own identities.

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Supercontext: David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp

Regarded as one of the best graphic novels of our time, David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp is a story we all know in a way we’ve never seen before. We discuss Mazzucchelli’s decision to stop doing “assembly line comics” and take control of his works’ symbolism, formalism and experimentation. 

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Supercontext: East of West

While examining Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s sci-fi/western comic EAST OF WEST, we consider big ideas, character development and representation of diversity in storytelling. Also, with all its violence, sex and philosophy… would this make the perfect HBO series?

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Supercontext: Jessica Jones, Season One

Why didn’t the dark Marvel superhero Netflix series “Jessica Jones” live up to our expectations? We look at the intersection of corporate entertainment, feminism and creativity to find out. Along the way we uncover the creepy secret of how your binge watching is being tracked by telephone surveillance.

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Supercontext: Locke & Key, Volume 1

While talking about the dark fantasy comic “Locke and Key,” we get drawn into the complicated media world surrounding adaptations and monetization. Are comics the best engine for creative, collaborative storytelling? We look at Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s partnership to find out. 

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