Post 1 – Dylan Koury – Analyzing Political and Social Messages in Comic Books

Two weeks ago I attended Boston Comic-Con, which I attended for two days. This is the third year I have gone but the most involved I have been at the convention. I spent my time visiting the writers and artists and inkers of comic books which I believed to have an important place in the social and political world today.

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Abstract – Analyzing Comic Books for Political Theory – Dylan Koury

For my research, I will be analyzing comic books published during different periods in American history of political, social, and economic importance to see how they have used superheroes as metaphors to convey political messages about these events and issues. For example, the superhero Black Panther was created in 1966, the same year as the Black Panther party, and the country of Wakanda represents what a society where the political ideology of the Black Panther Party was implemented would look like. Besides analyzing comic book literature, my research will also include interviewing writers of current comic book series to see how what they are working on conveys political messages to their readers about the issues that plague today’s society.

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